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Litecoin [LTC] steps up its game as Coingate launches LTC’s Lightning Network

Coingate, a prominent cryptocurrency payments platform, has now adopted the Litecoin’s Lightning Network to process cryptocurrency payments on its platform.   The much-anticipated development was heralded by Surfshark, a VPN provider, which became the first company to accept LTC payments on the Lightning Network on…

Bitfury Brings Lightning Network Payments to the First Bitcoin Exchange

Bitfury’s Lightning Peach team has just announced the implementation of Lightning Network payments on cryptocurrency exchange BTCBIT. This is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the two companies. Fast (And Cheap) As Lightning Lightning Network is a second-layer protocol, utilizing a large network of…

The growth of the Lightning Network has been remarkable. But there’s a catch.

Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s second layer payment protocol, has seen significant growth last year. The first Lightning implementation developed by Lightning Labs launched in beta in March 2018. The other two (main) implementations developed by ACINQ and Blockstream followed in late March and late June respectively.…

Sideshift App Demonstrates a Trade Between Lightning Network BTC and Tether

Back in October news.Bitcoin.com reported on the influx of development tied to Drivechain, a project initiated by software developer Paul Sztorc. At the time we also covered the project’s extension applications coded by the programmer Andreas Brekken. One of those applications Brekken conceived allowed any…

Lightning Network Without Invoices Brings Us Closer to Streaming Money

A new feature for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network (LN) implementation allows users to send funds instantly without needing to first create an invoice. Sphinx Enables ‘New Use Cases’ The latest upgrade, ‘Sphinx,’ which developers describe as being a “work in progress,” is nonetheless already available to…

Wendy McElroy: Interview With Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part Two

Interview with Jeffrey Tucker on All Things Crypto, Part Two Conducted by Wendy McElroy The multi-faceted Jeffrey Tucker is an American writer who focuses on market freedom, anarcho-capitalism, and cryptotech. He is the author of eight books on economics, politics, and culture, a much-sought after…

Atomic Swaps Are Coming to BTCPay This Year, Says Nicolas Dorier [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Nicolas Dorier, a developer of open-source and self-hosted Bitcoin payment processor alternative, BTCPay, who spoke about upcoming features such as atomic swaps, and making BitPay obsolete for businesses that don’t care about handling bitcoin.  ‘Nothing is Unsolvable in the Long Run’…

Bitcoin Lightning Network Continues To Boom Amid BTC Surge Past $4,000

Bitcoin Lightning Networks Starts 2019 Off Strong   Although the crypto market has barely budged since New Year’s Day, save for Sunday’s surge, Bitcoin’s fundamentals have continued to outperform, starting off 2019 with a proverbial bang. Case in point, per data from Bitcoin analytics provider 1ML,…

Crypto Market Update: Litecoin Lifted on Lightning Network Milestone

FOMO Moments Crypto markets immobile on Sunday; Litecoin leading, Cardano recovering. There has been another slight pullback on crypto markets this Sunday as a range bound channel starts to form. Market capitalization has remained over $130 billion but only just, there has been very little…

BTC Wallets Take One Small Step For Lightning, One Giant Leap for Bitcoin

New user-friendly Bitcoin Lightning wallets such as Bluewallet are ushering in the future of payments. Users can now send and receive Bitcoin Lightning payments right to/from your mobile device, the ramifications of which could be revolutionary for the future of online payments.  Bitcoin Lightning Wallets…

Grandma-Friendly Bitcoin Lightning Network Wallet Launches in Australia

A partnership to roll out Bitcoin payments using the Lightning Network across Australia went live January 4 with the beta launch of Wallet of Satoshi. 1000 Beta Wallets Launch The product of payment gateway Living Room of Satoshi (LRS) and TravelbyBit, billed as “Australia’s first…