Bitcoin

The First Car Purchased With Bitcoin Is Now the World’s Most Expensive Prius

| Pete Rizzo

CoinDesk takes a ride in the first car ever purchased with bitcoin – a Prius paid for with 1,000 BTC.

Don’t Expect Bitcoin’s Supply to Change, Says Core Maintainer Wlad van der Laan

| Alyssa Hertig

In a new interview, bitcoin's lead maintainer, Wlad van der Laan, argues any change to the cryptocurrency's supply would erode its utility and value.

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A DIY Bitcoin Lightning Node Project Just Hit Its 1.0 Milestone

| Alyssa Hertig

A project aiming to empower people to build bitcoin lightning nodes has hit a notable milestone.

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Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

| Alyssa Hertig

Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream.

You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter

| Alyssa Hertig

When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin tips via the lightning network.

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How SABRE Tech Can Stop Hackers From Splitting Bitcoin Into Two

| Alyssa Hertig

Hackers could attack bitcoin with a flood of data, but researchers say they have a solution in the form of a relay network called SABRE.

Inside the Museum of Bitcoin: An Interactive Tour of Crypto History

| Pete Rizzo

We took a tour of the Museum of Bitcoin, a pop-up installation at The North American Bitcoin Conference 2019. It was a trip down memory lane.

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Latest Lightning Code Release Trolls With a ‘Block Size’ Increase

| Alyssa Hertig

The latest code version for the lightning network, often trumpeted as the future of bitcoin payments, includes a "block size increase."

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Becomes Latest to Take Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Torch’

| Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin's "lightning torch" saw none other than Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey snatch up the ongoing payment experiment and pass it on Tuesday.

Casa’s Lightning-Enabled Bitcoin Node Just Got a Browser Extension

| Christine Kim

Cryptocurrency custody startup Casa has launched a browser extension for direct control of its lightning network-enabled bitcoin node.