Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity Quadruples Since November

Lightning Network continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, with capacity now topping 460 BTC, and a reported 16,000+ channels. Lightning Network Sees Accelerating Growth It feels like Lightning Network (LN), bitcoin’s energetic, frugal young apprentice, is in the news every other week. Certainly, LN is regularly breaking fresh milestones, although to be fair, there are […]

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‘Be Vigilant’ – One Person Behind Lightning Network 220% Capacity Spike

Concern is mounting over Bitcoin’s Lightning Network after an advisor to pro-Bitcoin Cash website Bitcoin.com almost doubled its capacity this week. Bitcoin.com Advisor Doubles Lightning Capacity Andreas Brekken, owner of Shitcoin.com and an associate of Bitcoin.com owner Roger Ver, who has publicly criticized Lightning, currently controls a Lightning Network node with a capacity of 35.4 […]

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Pokétoshi: Bitcoin Lightning Network Powers New Pokemon Game

Georgi Georgiev · June 21, 2018 · 6:00 am Developers are finding new ways to showcase the capabilities of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network and its micro-transactions. First, there was the digital canvas dubbed Satoshi’s Place, and now – Pokétoshi, a platform which enables you to play Pokémon via the Lightning Network. Software engineer João Almeida has […]

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Coincards Brings Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments To Amazon

Wilma Woo · April 10, 2018 · 12:00 pm Canadian consumers can now purchase practically anything with Bitcoin instantly and at near-zero transaction fees after gift card merchant Coincards.ca rolled out support for the Lightning Network (LN). Pay For Virtually Anything With Lightning A blog post on its website confirmed on social media April 9 […]

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Goodbye Bitcoin Cash? Microsoft: On-Chain Scaling ‘Degrades Decentralization’

Wilma Woo · February 13, 2018 · 1:15 am Microsoft has concluded that so-called ‘layer 2’ solutions are necessary for Bitcoin to scale and is “collaborating” on the technology. Microsoft: On-Chain Fails To Meet Capacity Needs In a blog post on Monday, Director of Program Management at Microsoft’s Identity Division Alex Simons said that layer 2 […]

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