Browsing the "Micropayments" Tag

keys, security

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."

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.

Construct 2017, Stefan Thomas

Ripple to Give Away 1 Billion XRP in Massive Bid to Fund Online Content

| Leigh Cuen

Ripple is making a major investment in Coil, a media platform that pays content creators XRP.

Imgur Raises $20 Million From Ex-Ripple CTO’s Micropayments Startup

| Daniel Kuhn

The popular image hosting site Imgur is tying up with a micropayments startup founded by Ripple's former CTO.

awabar, beer

Can Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Power Payments in a Japanese Bar?

| Alyssa Hertig

A bar in Japan is teaming up with a locally-based lightning startup to let customers pay using the experimental payments network.

Proposal’s Merger Paves Way for New Bitcoin Lightning Features

| Alyssa Hertig

A routing proposal is expected to be merged today into the official "specifications" of the lightning network, paving the way for new features.

Ethereum-Powered Social Network Cent Launches Payments via Chat

| Leigh Cuen

Cent now enables direct messages with ether payments, even without downloading crypto wallet software.

smart, watch

Bitcoin’s Lightning Comes to Apple Smartwatches With New App

| Alyssa Hertig

A new app for the Apple Watch has been launched by bitcoin startup Bluewallet, which connects users to the nascent lightning network.

Ex-Ripple CTO Launches Blogging Platform to Pay Content Creators XRP

| Leigh Cuen

The Coil blogging platform offers tipping via XRP and in future plans to work with a variety of assets.

Startup Behind Ethereum DEX Releases Lightning Developer Tools

| Alyssa Hertig

Radar Relay, a decentralized exchange for trading tokens over ethereum, is branching out into bitcoin lightning technology.