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  • Wrapped Bitcoin on Ethereum Close to Overtaking Lightning Network in Value March 3, 2020
    Bitcoin (BTC) represented on Ethereum’s own blockchain has been growing. In fact, the on-chain BTC value on Ethereum is close to surpassing Lightning Network. Lightning Network has been hyped by the Bitcoin community for years now, but we’re still a long way away from it being rolled out for mass adoption. In fact, adoption of […]
    Anton Lucian
  • Twitter Founder Receives Bitcoin Lighting Network Torch #2 February 3, 2020
    Jack Dorsey has just received the second Lightning Torch. Controversy surrounds this latest pass since the Twitter CEO and outspoken Bitcoin fan did not request the Torch from the sender. A year after the original version, the Lightning Trust Chain is running again. Cryptocurrency proponent and the original architect of the idea, Hodlonaut (@Hodlonaut), started […]
    Rick D.
  • Ripple Chief Bashes Bitcoin While XRP Tumbles Again January 25, 2020
    Ripple chief executive Brad Garlinghouse has been bashing Bitcoin again on its potential for becoming a major payments network. Meanwhile, the company’s own digital currency, XRP, has added to its losses this week. Speaking to the Wall Sreet Journal recently, Brad Garlinghouse was not very complimentary about Bitcoin. However, the comments are par for the […]
    Martin Young
  • Bitcoin Confirmation Times Have Dropped 20% Since Q4 2019 January 22, 2020
    A financial publication recently gathered data on Bitcoin transaction times, payment network reliability, and transaction performance — and the results speak positively of the digital currency. Bitcoin’s execution time has been steadily decreasing and improvements in the technology emphasize how cryptocurrencies outdo banks by a considerable margin. Bitcoin Bulking Up New York-based financial publication, LearnBonds, […]
    Rahul N.
  • Square Crypto Announces Lightning Development Kit to Boost Bitcoin Adoption January 22, 2020
    Square Crypto has announced its first product. The digital currency division of the Jack Dorsey founded payments company will work on a Lightning Development Kit to help Bitcoin wallet developers integrate the micropayments network with their existing products. Announced via a blog post earlier Tuesday, Lightning Development Kit will provide developers with an API, language […]
    Rick D.
  • SegWit Adoption Opens New Year with All-Time High Transactions January 11, 2020
    Segregated Witness (SegWit) transactions on the Bitcoin network kicked off the new year by hitting an all-time high, accounting for 62% of all network transactions. Following its introduction in 2017, SegWit has steadily been increasing in terms of adoption, showing a dramatic increase in early 2018 and late 2019. Segregated Witness (SegWit) adoption has reached […]
    Rahul N.
  • Bitfinex Integrates Lightning Network for Instant Deposits and Withdrawals December 4, 2019
    The Lightning Network has established itself as the industry standard for near-instant Bitcoin transfers that cost next to nothing to make. However, while its speed and scalability features remain unparalleled, it hasn’t been widely adopted by cryptocurrency exchanges. Bitfinex is looking to change this. A big step was taken yesterday when Bitfinex announced support for […]
    Jimmy Aki
  • Long-Serving Bitcoin Exchange Bitstamp Now Running Lightning Network Node July 9, 2019
    European cryptocurrency exchange veteran Bitstamp has just announced that it now supports the Bitcoin Lightning Network, allowing secure off-chain transactions with lower fees. The exchange provided details of its Lightning Node earlier today. Bitstamp will follow the likes of Coingate and Zebpay in adding support for Bitcoin (BTC) micropayments solution. Although not the first exchange […]
    Rick D.
  • Tone Vays Wins $10,000 Bitcoin-Transaction Bet With Roger Ver May 25, 2019
    On stage at the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit yesterday, Bitcoin Cash proponent Roger Ver made a $10,000 bet with the high-profile trader, consultant, and content creator Tone Vays — which the latter won. The bet was spurred on by the CEO’s insistence that BTC’s average transaction fees were currently $3.00 per transaction and […]
    Adam James
  • Bitcoin Moved from $8,000 to $18,000 in 28 Days — Will History Repeat Itself? May 25, 2019
    Much to the joy of many downtrodden cryptocurrency investors, Bitcoin is regaining market capitalization and the overall market trend appears to be bullish. However, just how bullish is it? Comparing current market conditions to that seen in 2017, it may be possible to tease out just where Bitcoin (BTC) is headed in the coming months. […]
    Daniel Phillips
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