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What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1 (bitcoin.worldnewsoffice.com) 02/25/2020 - 5:08pm
The data about specific payment requests from #LNTrustchain2 can provide us with insight into consumer-related aspects of Lightning Network adoption.The post What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1 appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine.
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Where You Can Spend Your Bitcoin in 2020 (bitcoinist.com) 02/25/2020 - 5:00pm
Bitcoin catches a lot of flack because of its low transaction throughput and at times, higher fees and wild volatility. These can make it impractical to use for small purchases like coffee. However, let’s take a look at where you can actually use Bitcoin to buy stuff in the real world in 2020. Even though Bitcoin may not be the most convenient...
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An unknown Bitcoin Cash miner just Swept nearly $3 million worth of BCH (coingape.com) 02/25/2020 - 9:46am
A Bitcoin Cash (BCH) miner has successfully swept and recovered $3 million worth of the coin. The coins, technically lost in the digital ether, had accumulated over the last three years and only accessible to Bitcoin Cash miners. An unknown miner has swept up nearly 9,000 BCH that were mistakenly sent to SegWit addresses (which are only redeemable...
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What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1 (bitcoinmagazine.com) 02/25/2020 - 8:00am
The first Lightning Network “torch relay” debuted on January 19, 2019 , to spread adoption of second-layer Bitcoin payment protocol. When it concluded in April 2019, it boasted 278 participants and 56 countries visited. One year later, Hodlonaut, the person behind the torch inception started the relay again, on January 19, 2020 . After a few days...
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What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1 (btcmagwpprod.wpengine.com) 02/25/2020 - 8:00am
The first Lightning Network “torch relay” debuted on January 19, 2019 , to spread adoption of second-layer Bitcoin payment protocol. When it concluded in April 2019, it boasted 278 participants and 56 countries visited. One year later, Hodlonaut, the person behind the torch inception started the relay again, on January 19, 2020 . After a few days...
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Found More Centralized Than Expected by Researchers (cointelegraph.com) 02/22/2020 - 3:32am
Notably, the values were found to rise as more nodes were added. The distributions of Bitcoin (BTC) across every node in the network was found to be extremely uneven as well. The Gini index amounts to ...
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Research shows Lightning Network vulnerable to split attacks and congestion attacks. Congestion attack can disrupt LN for only $4,000 (np.reddit.com) 02/21/2020 - 3:02pm
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One tenth of Bitcoin Lightning Network nodes hold 80% of its Bitcoins - Decrypt (decrypt.co) 02/21/2020 - 12:26pm
One tenth of Bitcoin Lightning Network nodes hold 80% of its Bitcoins Decrypt
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The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 13: The Lightning Network with Jack Mallers — What Bitcoin Did (whatbitcoindid.com) 02/21/2020 - 4:02am
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The Beginner’s Guide to Bitcoin Part 13: The Lightning Network with Jack Mallers 02/21/2020 - 3:53am

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XRP CBDCs Adoption Via Ripple & R3 - Swedish ekrona CBDC - Bitcoin Lightning Network Centralization 02/20/2020 - 8:56pm

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find (bitcoin.worldnewsoffice.com) 02/20/2020 - 6:28pm
Bitcoin's lightning network is growing "increasingly centralized," making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers.
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Bitcoin's Lightning Network Is Growing 'Increasingly Centralized,' Researchers Find - CoinDesk - Coindesk (coindesk.com) 02/20/2020 - 3:31pm
Bitcoin's Lightning Network Is Growing 'Increasingly Centralized,' Researchers Find - CoinDesk Coindesk
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find (coindesk.com) 02/20/2020 - 3:30pm
Bitcoin's lightning network is growing "increasingly centralized," making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers.
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find (e-cryptonews.com) 02/20/2020 - 3:30pm
Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers. Seen as a potential solution to bitcoin’s scaling headaches, lightning is a payment network allowing for speedier and cheaper transactions. Partly to make lightning more robust, developers and...
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Researchers Publish Vulnerability Locking Bitcoin Lightning Channels for Just 0.25 BTC (cryptoglobe.com) 02/20/2020 - 2:50pm
Two researchers at Hebrew University have published a new paper showing an attack on the Lightning network that can paralyze the majority of channels for as little as 0.25 BTC.
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find (finance.yahoo.com) 02/20/2020 - 11:02am
Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new paper by security researchers. Seen as a potential solution to bitcoin ...
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Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling - Bitcoin News (news.bitcoin.com) 02/19/2020 - 3:08am
Lightning Network Increasingly Fragile to Attacks – Hope Turns to Drivechain for Bitcoin Scaling Bitcoin News
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Research: 0.5 Bitcoin can lock most liquidity, payment channel loopholes paralyze Lightning Network (read.cash/@hasson/research-05-bitcoin-can-lock-most-liquidity-payment-channel-loopholes-paralyze-lightning-network-a9778c10) 02/18/2020 - 11:10pm
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More research highlighting flawed 'lightning network' (medium.com) 02/18/2020 - 9:33pm
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An interesting attack on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network posted today (medium.com) 02/18/2020 - 4:54pm
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How Bitcoin Optech Is Connecting the Open-Source and Corporate Worlds (bitcoinmagazine.com) 02/18/2020 - 12:03pm
Bitcoin Core and other open-source projects have, over the years, built a range of technologies to improve Bitcoin scaling and the general Bitcoin user experience. With examples including Segregated Witness (SegWit), Replace-By-Fee and the Lightning Network , Bitcoin users have a number of tools at their disposal to utilize the Bitcoin blockchain...
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How Bitcoin Optech Is Connecting the Open-Source and Corporate Worlds (btcmagwpprod.wpengine.com) 02/18/2020 - 12:03pm
Bitcoin Core and other open-source projects have, over the years, built a range of technologies to improve Bitcoin scaling and the general Bitcoin user experience. With examples including Segregated Witness (SegWit), Replace-By-Fee and the Lightning Network , Bitcoin users have a number of tools at their disposal to utilize the Bitcoin blockchain...
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Microsoft’s ION Is an Open-Source Bet on Bitcoin (bitcoinmagazine.com) 02/18/2020 - 8:00am
Open-source development has always enjoyed a little juice from the private sector. One of the most notable examples is Red Hat Software, a multibillion dollar corporation that has built open-source software for the international community. It was purchased by IBM in 2019 but still carries out its original function. Microsoft is another example of...
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Microsoft’s ION Is an Open-Source Bet on Bitcoin (btcmagwpprod.wpengine.com) 02/18/2020 - 8:00am
Open-source development has always enjoyed a little juice from the private sector. One of the most notable examples is Red Hat Software, a multibillion dollar corporation that has built open-source software for the international community. It was purchased by IBM in 2019 but still carries out its original function. Microsoft is another example of...
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Visa Head of Crypto Sees Bright Future for Bitcoin (bitcoinist.com) 02/17/2020 - 2:00pm
Cuy Sheffield, Head of Crypto at credit card giant Visa, envisions Bitcoin Sats as the internet native unit of account for purchases less than one cent. He sees this as the main use case where the leading asset can supersede fiat. Sats, an internet native micropayment standard 15/ Bitcoin uniquely has a native unit of account called a "sat" that...
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Crypto exchange Bitfinex now runs the 5th biggest Lightning Network Node (28 BTC or quarter of a million$+ capacity) (twitter.com) 02/17/2020 - 12:16pm
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Needs Improvement (cryptosyringe.com) 02/17/2020 - 7:53am
Bitcoin and the lightning network protocols are working together to improve privacy, accessibility, Decentralization, and resilience. The Bitcoin and lightning network seem to be having issues with the recent complaints regarding not able to send a large number of bitcoin transactions. Bitcoin and the lightning network protocols are working...
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More On-Ramps, Liquidity, Options: Why Bitcoin’s Next Bull Run Will Be Different (news.bitcoin.com) 02/16/2020 - 8:50pm
Bitcoin’s next bull run will look very different from the last one. In 2017, BTC took the elevator to $20K before following the stairs down to $3K over the course of 12 months. In 2020, as bitcoin prepares for its halvening – followed by another potential price run – the cryptocurrency landscape looks very different. Here’s what’s improved since...
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 BoE Economist Gives Nuanced Explanation of Bitcoin’s “Digital Gold” Problem   (insidebitcoins.com) 02/16/2020 - 12:41pm
Peter Zimmerman, a senior economist at the Bank of England (BoE), has voiced his opinion on Bitcoin and the limitation its volatility poses. In a staff working paper published earlier this week, the Economist explained that several limitations of the inherent blockchain technology seem to be causing a conflict between users who are trying to use...
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Lightning Network: “ The frown-face conclusion: " ... [LN] increasingly fragile towards attacks and failures." (twitter.com) 02/16/2020 - 11:37am
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Andreas has invited everybody to read and collaborate on his new book, "Mastering the Lightning Network" (bitcoin.worldnewsoffice.com) 02/16/2020 - 7:47am

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Elizabeth Stark: From Human Rights to Humanity’s Decentralized Future (cointelegraph.com) 02/16/2020 - 5:09am
Back in March 2018, the public beta Lightning Network was released, making open to all Stark’s work to build a programmable financial layer for the internet through fast, scalable blockchain ...
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Andreas has invited everybody to read and collaborate on his new book, "Mastering the Lightning Network" (patreon.com) 02/16/2020 - 2:30am
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Bakkt Cryptocurrency App Launch Draws Closer; Expected To Slingshot Crypto Adoption (cryptosyringe.com) 02/16/2020 - 12:00am
Bakkt announced in October 2019 that it had been working on a cryptocurrency app. The cryptocurrency app was projected to be launched within the first half of 2020. The Bakkt app is expected to serve as a cryptocurrency debit card that can be used if the merchant has integrated Bakkt into their business. Bakkt announced in October 2019 that it had...
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