Browsing the "Micropayments" Tag

A Lightning API for Bitcoin Futures Data Has Launched

| Alyssa Hertig

An experimental service that allows users to pay for futures data from exchanges Kraken and BitMEX via the lightning network is now live.

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It’s Getting Harder to Send Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch – Here’s Why

| Alyssa Hertig

An experiment pushing the boundaries of crypto payments, bitcoin's Lightning Torch is suffering liquidity issues due to its success.

You Can Now Send Bitcoin Tips Over Lightning on Twitter

| Alyssa Hertig

When "liking" your favorite tweet isn't enough, you can now send small bitcoin tips via the lightning network.

Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Torch’ Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters

| Alyssa Hertig

The bitcoin community is currently immersed in an experiment called the “lightning torch," and it's reached 37 countries so far.

SatoshiPay Integrates Blockchain Payments for Major European Publisher

| Yogita Khatri

Micropayments startup SatoshiPay has partnered with Europe's largest digital publisher to integrate blockchain payments for content.

Lightning-Powered Blog Sees 20,000 Bitcoin Micropayments in 7 Months

| Leigh Cuen

The Lightning Network is already powering a real blogging platform with bitcoin micropayments.

Sorry, I Turned Off My Bitcoin Faucet (Because Money)

| Ofir Beigel

At its height, 99Bitcoins' faucet was making nearly $2,000 a month, even after giving away coins. Then things got complicated.

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Getting Its Own Hacker Camp

| Alyssa Hertig

Chaincode is launching a new "residency" in New York that will focus on helping developers build their own Lightning Network apps

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Stellar Goes In On Lightning with 2018 Launch Target

| Alyssa Hertig

Stellar isn't so far behind bitcoin in absorbing a faster and cheaper layer touted as the future of cryptocurrency payments.

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Lightning: The Bitcoin Scaling Tech You Really Should Know

| Alyssa Hertig

One of the most talked about technologies in development for bitcoin is the Lightning Network. But what does it do, and when might it be ready?