Browsing the "Lightning" Tag

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.

Why Bitcoin Lightning Visualizers Aren’t Quite What They Seem

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

People love lightning network visualizers as a way to track the technology's growth, but the images produced might not be as trustworthy as they seem.

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Lightning Labs Launches Beta With Twitter CEO Backing

| Leigh Cuen

Big investors are lining up to back the startup behind the most advanced implementation of bitcoin's in-development Lightning Network.

Will Lightning Help or Hurt Bitcoin Privacy?

| Rachel Rose O'Leary

As the reality of faster, cheaper bitcoin payments approaches via the Lighting Network, concerns are spreading about the privacy it will offer.

What the Data Tells Us About Bitcoin in 2017

| Jameson Lopp

Statistics show bitcoin is at the forefront of an increasingly complex ecosystem that continues to grow in a variety of ways. And it refuses to die.

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SegWit Activation Complete, Litecoin Charts a Course for the Future

| Amy Castor

A new roadmap unveiled this week showcases that the team developing the litecoin blockchain has big plans ahead.