Whitfield Diffie Talks Cryptography ‘Resurgence’ and Blockchain

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“This is very fulfilling because when you thought the subject must have run its course, it flares up again.” Those words, from cryptography legend...

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...

Mathematical Proof That the Lightning Network Cannot Be a Decentralized Bitcoin Scaling Solution

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Have you heard of the Bitcoin Lightning Network? It is a proposal that claims that: “using a network of these micropayment channels, Bitcoin can scale to...

Bitcoin Halving: Definitive Guide

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     Bitcoin halving is often referred to as “Halvening”, it’s a formulated reduction in the reward coins offered to the miners using a predefined blockchain...

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...

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...

How Does Cloud Mining Bitcoin Work?

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If you want to invest in bitcoin mining without the hassle of managing your own hardware, there is an alternative. You can use the cloud to...

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...

Nearly 4 Million Bitcoins Lost Forever, New Study Says

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Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever. When all 21 million...

Understanding Web 3 — A User Controlled Internet

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Coinbase breaks down the motivation and technology behind the development of Web 3 This 3-part post focuses on the why, what and how of the latest...

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