Stellar Gears Up to Implement Lightning Network

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Last week, on March 15, 2018, Lightning Labs unveiled their beta for the Lightning Network in a flash of media attention and enthusiasm. The Lightning Network has been...

2019: A Light(ning) year of progress

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Another year is almost over. For those of us working on Lightning, the pace of change has been so fast that it’s gone by...

BITCOIN MINING DIFFICULTY HITS ALL-TIME HIGH AS SECOND TAPROOT SIGNALING PERIOD BEGINS

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Bitcoin mining difficulty hit an all-time high after increasing by 21.5% today, according to data from Glassnode. It was the largest single-day percentage increase in...

How Bitcoin Mining Works

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In traditional fiat money systems, governments simply print more money when they need to. But in bitcoin, money isn’t printed at all – it...

The Inbound Capacity Problem in the Lightning Network

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In the last couple of weeks, many people in the Bitcoin community have been talking about inbound capacity in the Lightning Network. The increasing difficulty...

Bitcoin Cash Upgrade Milestone Complete: 32MB and New Features

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The Bitcoin Cash network has officially upgraded the blockchain protocol at approximately 1:54 EDT by extending the current block size fourfold from 8MB to...

The third Bitcoin Halving is now complete.

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As of now, 630,000 blocks have been mined on the Bitcoin network, and the block reward has successfully halved for the THIRD time....

Lightning’s First Implementation Is Now in Beta

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Today, March 15, Lightning Labs announced lnd 0.4-beta, the first beta release of the Lightning software implementation spearheaded by the development company. This makes lnd the first...

Using Google Trends to Estimate Bitcoin’s User Growth

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Woo discusses bitcoin's overall growth as a technology, arguing that by using common search tools, insights can be gleaned about its adoption rate. Google Trends is...

Lightning Network Centralization Leads to Economic Censorship

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A few months ago, I wrote an article called “Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution”. It received quite a bit of...

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