Browsing the "Scalability" Tag

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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…

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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.

$35 Million: Sequoia Backs Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Project

| Wolfie Zhao

Conflux, a scalable blockchain project with a Turing Award-winning co-founder, has raised $35 million from backers including Sequoia and Baidu.

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Developers Rally Around Ethereum 1x, A New Roadmap for Faster Scaling

| Christine Kim

Ethereum developers are aggregating efforts to implement ethereum 1x – a new proposed upgrade intended to act as the intermediary bridge to…

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The New Effort to Get Bitcoin’s Lightning Network In Every Browser

| Alyssa Hertig

Devs are looking to make bitcoin's layer-two lightning network compatible with a payment standard used by all major browsers – and so far, so good.

Bitcoin Startup Acinq Raises $1.7 Million to Double Down on Lightning

| Alyssa Hertig

A new funding round shows that lightning technology isn't just a big hit with bitcoin developers - investors are getting interested, too.

David Chaum

Ecash’s Creator Is Back – And He Thinks He’s Built the Fastest Blockchain Ever

| Alyssa Hertig

Famed cryptographer and digital money pioneer, David Chaum, revealed he thinks he's built a "better" cryptocurrency.

You Can Now Get Paid (a Little) for Using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

| Alyssa Hertig

Lightning nodes are making money – albeit not much – displaying the potential for a growing fee market on the layer two tech.