Browsing the "Lightning Network" 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’s Dropping Lightning Capacity Might Not Be a Bad Thing

| Alyssa Hertig

A look at some recent data around usage on bitcoin's lightning network.

A Dangerous Bug in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Has Been Fixed

| Christine Kim

Bitcoin developer Rusty Russell disclosed Friday the lightning network vulnerability that forced software upgrades in July.

Lightning Sucks, But It Could Help Build a Bitcoin Economy

| Leigh Cuen

At least a dozen startups are now betting on the profitability of bitcoin birthing a "Lightning Economy." Is it too soon?

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.

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Specs Pass First ‘Formal’ Security Test

| Alyssa Hertig

A pair of researchers have released the results of a formal verification of the lightning network, saying it's "as secure as bitcoin."

Lightning Wallet Zap Launches in-App OTC Desk for Bitcoin Buyers

| Leigh Cuen

With new features from Zap, people can now buy bitcoin using the Lightning Network and reduce their reliance on centralized crypto exchanges.

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Lightning Network Developers Warn of Bug That Could Cause Loss of Bitcoin

| William Foxley

Developers disclosed a security hole in various versions of bitcoin's Lightning Network software that could cause users to lose money.

You Can Now Buy Lightning-Powered Bitcoin With a Credit Card

| Alyssa Hertig

Payments startup Breez has unveiled a new feature allowing lightning-based bitcoin purchases directly from its mobile app.