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ethereum, bitcoin

Coders Are Trying to Connect Bitcoin’s Lightning Network to Ethereum

| Alyssa Hertig

Blockade Games says it has successfully bridged the two networks by sending a bitcoin lightning transaction to trigger an ethereum smart contract.

lightning, stark

Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning usage is growing steadily in 2019, with several startups now offering retail-friendly wallets.

Lightning Labs Designs Monitoring Tool for ‘Layer 2’ Bitcoin Network

| Alyssa Hertig

The lightning network, seen as the future of bitcoin payments, is now a bit easier to monitor. This Wednesday, Lightning Labs released a new network…

Andrew Yang Super PAC Will Accept Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Donations

| Leigh Cuen

Supporters of presidential candidate Andrew Yang can now send bitcoin donations to a new super PAC via the Lightning Network.

online shopping

Fold App Enables Bitcoin Lightning Payments at Whole Foods, Starbucks

| Daniel Kuhn

The payments feature will facilitate in-store or online purchases at blue chip retailers including Starbucks, Whole Foods, AMC, Home Depot, and…

Electrum Wallet Is Adding Support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Daniel Palmer and Anna Baydakova

The popular wallet service Electrum is soon to add official support for bitcoin's lightning network, its founder has told CoinDesk.

Casa Launches Lightning Node Mobile App for Bitcoin Newbies

| Leigh Cuen

Casa's new wallet aims to help aspiring cypherpunks graduate from getting their first bitcoin to running their own lightning node.

Lightning Labs Mobile App Gets 2,000 Downloads in 24 Hours

| Leigh Cuen

The new mainstream-friendly mobile wallet from Lightning Labs saw 2,000 downloads on Day 1. Next up for the company: merchant services.

Breez Reveals Lightning-Powered Bitcoin Payments App for iPhone

| Daniel Kuhn

Now in beta for the iPhone, Breez's app harnesses lighting, Neutrino and atomic swaps to make bitcoin P2P payments feasible for daily transactions.

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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.