Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Torch’ Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters
The bitcoin community is currently immersed in an experiment called the “lightning torch," and it's reached 37 countries so far.
Bitcoin price spikes grab headlines, but the asset's long-term value depends on its developers – and what drives them.
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.
"One thing is clear: This is a serious project now, and we need to start taking decentralization seriously," said Wladimir van der Laan.
All kinds of groups are developing for lightning, the likely future of bitcoin payments. Here's a guide to notable players and projects.
Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille unveiled two proposals today that offer new plans for bitcoin's possible next big upgrade.