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DeFi is short for "decentralized finance," an umbrella term for Ethereum and blockchain applications geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries.
It's common in Nigeria for police officers to threaten and extort citizens for whatever money they can find. This man uses bitcoin as a hiding spot.
With help from the Visa Fast Track program, LastBit will let users make any purchase with bitcoin, without needing the merchant to actively accept it.
LND now supports Lightning Network wumbo channels. These channels have the capacity to hold more funds, and users can send larger bitcoin transactions.
Bitcoin smart contracts are tricky. Minsc, a new language created by Bitcoin developer Nadav Ivgi, is making them easier to write.
Nigerian entrepreneurs are increasingly using bitcoin as a way to trade internationally, noting its significant benefits over legacy financial systems.
Filecoin will be the first protocol to use this production-ready version of drand to create decentralized, verifiable randomness for “leader selection.”
The bug sheds light on the challenges of Bitcoin's decentralization. At least we've got 86 years for the community to join together and implement a fix.
The grant from OKCoin will allow Bitcoin developer Marco Falke to continue the maintenance work he's done since 2016, like reviewing proposed code changes.