Bitcoin Earns Reputation for Poor Payments Standards Participation
Bailey Reutzel examines how the bitcoin community's reluctant to engage over standards could harm the digital currency in the long term.
A team of open-source payments veterans is looking to launch a new identity blockchain, one that won't run afoul of government favor.
With the help of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, the W3C is deploying a browser API that could extend cryptocurrency's payments potential.
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.
A recent W3C event saw the wider blockchain community coming together to discuss standards in an increasingly fragmented market.
Despite criticism of bitcoin's approach to payments innovation, its development process may have advantages over existing methods, observers argue.