Browsing the "Scalability" Tag

Fraud-Fighting ‘Watchtowers’ to Arrive in Next Bitcoin Lightning Release

| Alyssa Hertig

So-called lightning network "watchtowers" -- a much-anticipated next step for securing the network -- are coming soon.

Muneeb Ali

Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali: ‘You Don’t Need a Blockchain’ for All Dapps

| Alyssa Hertig

Apps across the space are putting too much reliance (and data) on blockchains, argued Blockstack CEO Muneeb Ali at Consensus 2019.

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.

Pieter Wuille, blockstream

Pieter Wuille Unveils Two Proposals for Upcoming Bitcoin Privacy Soft Fork

| John Biggs and Alyssa Hertig

Bitcoin developer Pieter Wuille unveiled two proposals today that offer new plans for bitcoin's possible next big upgrade.

Code For Ethereum’s Proof-of-Stake Blockchain to Be Finalized Next Month

| Christine Kim

Ethereum Foundation researcher Justin Drake affirmed that plans to finalize code for ethereum's proof-of-stake blockchain were on track for June 30.

Zooko Wilcox Envisions ‘Ambitious’ Changes for Zcash Cryptocurrency

| Christine Kim

Founder and CEO of the Electric Coin Company Zooko Wilcox envisions zcash to change radically over the next five years, starting with "an ambitious…

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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.

EU Report: Blockchain Adoption Will Be Led by Permissioned Platforms

| Yogita Khatri

Blockchain adoption will be led by permissioned platforms focused on specific use cases or user bases, according to a new EU report.

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Blockstream Releases Lightning Upgrade With New ‘Plugin’ Functionality

| Alyssa Hertig

New improvements to an existing code repository are set to make it easier for developers to build their own features into bitcoin's lightning…

Poelstra, Blockstream

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

| Alyssa Hertig

Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream.