Alyssa Hertig

A full-time member of the Editorial Team at CoinDesk, Alyssa is a writer and programmer specializing in bitcoin and blockchain technology. Her work has appeared in Vice, Mic and Reason. Alyssa does not currently hold value in any digital currencies or projects (See: Editorial Policy). Follow Alyssa: @AlyssaHertig.

Lightning Labs Launches Desktop App on Bitcoin Mainnet

| Alyssa Hertig

Lightning Labs has put out an alpha release for its lightning desktop app for bitcoin's mainnet.

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Bitcoin Fees Jump to Nearly 1-Year Highs – But Why?

| Alyssa Hertig

The average fees required to send a bitcoin transaction are on the rise again, hitting their highest level in nearly a year in early April.

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Gemini Is Now the Largest Bitcoin Exchange to Add ‘Full’ SegWit Support

| Alyssa Hertig

Gemini says it has added "full" support for SegWit, an important bitcoin code change that paves the way for scaling improvements.

Craig Wright’s Fight With a Cartoon Bitcoin Astronaut Cat Explained

| Alyssa Hertig

It's Satoshi claimant Craig Wright vs the bitcoin community, with accusations of fraud and defamation flying between them.

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Next Bitcoin Core Release to Finally Connect Hardware Wallets to Full Nodes

| Alyssa Hertig

The coming release of Bitcoin Core will finally, natively allow users to connect bitcoin full nodes to hardware wallets.

Startup Behind Ethereum DEX Releases Lightning Developer Tools

| Alyssa Hertig

Radar Relay, a decentralized exchange for trading tokens over ethereum, is branching out into bitcoin lightning technology.

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Bitrefill’s ‘Thor Turbo’ Lets You Get Started With Bitcoin’s Lightning Faster

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin startup Bitrefill is launching a new service aimed at helping onboard users of the lightning network more quickly.

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10 Passes to Go: Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Will Soon Burn Out

| Alyssa Hertig

The globe-trotting bitcoin payments experiment is nearing its end, having attracted participants like Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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This New Lightning App Aims to Make Getting Paid in Bitcoin Easier

| Alyssa Hertig

A new service has launched to make it easier for people to accept money on bitcoin's lightning payments network.

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A Bitcoin Lightning Web Standard, Inspired By Ethereum, Is Gaining Steam

| Alyssa Hertig

Sending bitcoin lightning payments over the web might soon get easier. That’s because a new bitcoin standard for simplifying lightning…