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‘Make Bitcoin Fun Again’: New Lightning App Lets You Buy Pizza With BTC

| Leigh Cuen

Using the Lightning Network, more than 150 people bought Domino's pizza with bitcoin this week.

Square CEO Jack Dorsey Says Bitcoin’s Lightning Is Coming to Cash App

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning Network projects are booming, thanks in part to the buzz surrounding bitcoin bull Jack Dorsey.

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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.

Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Torch’ Has Blazed Through 37 Countries So Far

| Alyssa Hertig

The bitcoin community is currently immersed in an experiment called the “lightning torch," and it's reached 37 countries so far.

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. 

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This Spongebob-Themed Tech Proves That Bitcoin’s Lightning Is Advancing

| Alyssa Hertig

Spongebob Squarepants term "wumbo" has been appropriated to describe one of the next milestones for bitcoin's lightning network.

State of Lightning: What’s the Path for Network Adoption in 2019?

| Christine Kim

The "instant payments" network running atop bitcoin saw fast user adoption levels in 2018. Will the trend continue this year?

New Bitrefill Service Aims to Make Lightning Payments Easy

| Leigh Cuen

Now bitcoin users can send someone a lightning payment without the hassle of setting up channels.

Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark Is Building an Army

| Leigh Cuen

CoinDesk profiles Elizabeth Stark, an entrepreneur leading a new phase for bitcoin, the world's largest and most valuable cryptocurrency.