Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019
Lightning usage is growing steadily in 2019, with several startups now offering retail-friendly wallets.
Bottle Pay is shutting down, citing the EU's new AML rules, which could compel crypto wallet providers to collect KYC info from users starting next month.
The privacy-centric Wasabi Wallet, launched by zkSNACKs in 2018, just raised its first equity investment from Cypherpunk Holdings, a publicly-traded Canadian fund.
A key on-chain metric has witnessed solid growth over the past 12 months, possibly indicating steady accumulation of bitcoins by retail traders.
The number of bitcoin addresses holding more than 1,000 BTC has grown in the past 12 months, possibly reflecting an influx of wealthy investors.
At least a dozen startups are now betting on the profitability of bitcoin birthing a "Lightning Economy." Is it too soon?