Browsing the "Lightning" Tag

State-Owned French Bank Joins Bitcoin Startup’s $8 Million Series A

| Leigh Cuen

Lightning-focused bitcoin startup ACINQ added an interesting investor to its cap table: Bpifrance, a state-owned bank that just made its first crypto…

Bitcoin Startup Casa Updates Lightning Nodes After Shipping 2,000 in Year 1

| Anna Baydakova

Casa, a bitcoin custody provider, is launching a new version of its flagship device.

Bitcoin Shopping App Fold Raises $2.5 Million to Bring Lightning to Retailers

| Leigh Cuen

Competition among bitcoin retail apps is heating up, with the newly funded Fold App doubling down on lightning network experiments.

Fold App Adds Bitcoin ‘Kickbacks’ for Purchases at Target, Starbucks

| Leigh Cuen

Mobile shoppers can earn bitcoin for purchases from Amazon, Starbucks and Target, just to name a few. 

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.

Bitcoin Startup Bitrefill Raises $2 Million Funding for Global Expansion

| Leigh Cuen

The lightning-centric bitcoin startup plans to use this funding to expand services to almost every country in the world by 2020.

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From Crypto Winter to DeFi: A Year of Loss and Opportunity

| Michael J Casey

The year since the last Consensus event wasn't just a crypto winter. It also included impressive progress in blockchain evolution, writes Michael…

Don’t Believe the FUD: Ethereum Can Scale

| Hunter Hillman, Steven McKie and Eric Olszewski

The narrative that ethereum can't scale is being actively disproved in production environments on a daily basis.

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?

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.