Bitcoin

How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin's lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments, thanks to an experimental version called Whatsat.

Ether on Lightning Is the Latest Bridge Crossing Crypto’s Great Divide

| Leigh Cuen

DEX startup Radar Relay is offering token users a way to pay lightning invoices with bitcoin, thanks to back-end market makers.

Longtime Bitcoin Advocate Launches Broker-Dealer for Crypto Firms

| Nathan DiCamillo

Longtime bitcoin advocate Bruce Fenton has created a new broker-dealer for digital asset firms and financial advisors called Watchdog Capital.

Bitcoin Dissident Sees Dark Warnings in China’s Blockchain Push

| Leigh Cuen

Grave concerns about the evolution of blockchain technology from someone who lived in China and used bitcoin for its censorship-resistant value.

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Canadian Fund Manager to List Bitcoin Fund on Major Stock Exchange

| David Pan

Canadian investment fund manager 3iQ received initial approval on its long road to launch a closed-end bitcoin fund in Ontario later this quarter.

Lock BTC, Get DAI: Lending Firm Bridges Bitcoin-DeFi Divide in Latin America

| Leigh Cuen

Ledn is partnering with MakerDAO to bring the ethereum-backed stablecoin DAI to more users in Latin America.

How Lebanon’s Economic Crisis Highlights Bitcoin’s Limitations

| Leigh Cuen

Bitcoin users in Lebanon have numerous hurdles to overcome to develop a local market during the nation's economic crisis.

Bitcoin IRA Is Letting Customers Lend Out Their Crypto Retirement Funds

| Nathan DiCamillo

The digital asset IRA company will offer interest on cryptocurrency and cash holdings that customers want to lend out.

Flaws in LocalBitcoins Data Call Into Question Regional Adoption Claims

| Leigh Cuen

LocalBitcoins data is a starting point for research, but it isn't conclusive evidence of grassroots adoption.

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Researchers Uncover Bitcoin ‘Attack’ That Could Slow or Stop Lightning Payments

| Alyssa Hertig

A new denial-of-service attack could slow down or completely stop bitcoin payments over the lightning network.