Tag Archives: lightning network

24Feb/20

How to Protect Bitcoin for Your Heirs With the Push of a ‘Dead Man’s Button’

What happens to your bitcoin after you die? This is more than just a philosophical question: It could involve a substantial amount of currency. The question of crypto and the Great BeyondRead More…

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30Jan/20

Zap’s New Product Lets Merchants Take Dollars Over Lightning Network

“You get to talk to lightning nodes with dollars.” That’s how Zap CEO Jack Mallers described his lightning wallet’s new U.S. dollar clearing system in a phone interview with CoinDesk. Announced Thursday,Read More…

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26Jan/20

What Are Lightning Wallets Doing to Help Onboard New Users?

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Earlier this week, the Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Show gathered to discuss Lightning Network technology and two innovative approaches at the wallet levelRead More…

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21Dec/19

‘Multi-Part’ Payments Could Bring Bigger Bitcoin Sums to Lightning Network

Bitcoin tech startup Blockstream said its c-lightning software team is the first to release a working version of “multi-part payments.”  While the name, c-lightning v0.8.0, is a mouthful, it’s a big improvementRead More…

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09Nov/19

How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental, new proof of concept: Whatsat, a version ofRead More…

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21Oct/19

Fortnite Meets Bitcoin Lightning Network in New ‘Lightnite’ Video Game

Bitcoin-enabled (BTC) games startup Satoshis Games announced the development of a Fortnite-like game with built-in Lightning Network microtransactions dubbed Lightnite on Oct. 19. Shoot to earn Bitcoin Per the announcement, all in-gameRead More…

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