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A Protocol for Issuing Tokens Launches on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Leigh Cuen

The first protocol for issuing tokens via bitcoin’s lightning network is aimed to rival ethereum's ERC-20. But that's a tall order.

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Can Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Power Payments in a Japanese Bar?

| Alyssa Hertig

A bar in Japan is teaming up with a locally-based lightning startup to let customers pay using the experimental payments network.

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The New Effort to Get Bitcoin’s Lightning Network In Every Browser

| Alyssa Hertig

Devs are looking to make bitcoin's layer-two lightning network compatible with a payment standard used by all major browsers – and so far, so good.

Quick Brew? Bitfury’s Coffee Machine Accepts Bitcoin Via Lightning Network

| Nikhilesh De

A Bitfury-led engineering team has created a coffee vending machine capable of accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network.

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This Tech Lets You Send Any Cryptocurrency to the Lightning Network

| Alyssa Hertig

A new type of lightning tech for swapping different types of transactions is seeing new tests with real money on the line.

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Getting Its Own Hacker Camp

| Alyssa Hertig

Chaincode is launching a new "residency" in New York that will focus on helping developers build their own Lightning Network apps

The Code for an Anonymous Lightning Network is Now Live

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

A private version of the crypto protocol lightning network is headed to zcash, with the potential it could be added for other blockchains soon.

You Can Now Get Paid (a Little) for Using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Alyssa Hertig

Lightning nodes are making money – albeit not much – displaying the potential for a growing fee market on the layer two tech.

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100 Merchants Can Now Trial Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Risk Free

| Leigh Cuen

CoinGate is making Lightning payments accessible for mainstream merchants and reaping research in return.

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MIT Tests Smart Contract-Powered Bitcoin Lightning Network

| Alyssa Hertig

A recently completed MIT test showcases how bitcoin might not just scale, but do so in a way where it's transactions are more expressive than today.