Bull Bitcoin Joins Blockstream’s Liquid Exchange Network

Liquid, a second layer tech for bitcoin created by Blockstream, just onboarded another crypto partner. The sidechain for faster BTC payments now has around 30 members, including Bitfinex, BITMex, OKCoin, and other exchanges, with the total of $900,000 moving around on the network, Blockstream’s chief strategy officer Samson Mow told CoinDesk. Now Canadian bitcoin exchange […]

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Blockstream Releases Lightning Upgrade With New ‘Plugin’ Functionality

New improvements to an existing code repository are set to make it easier for developers to build their own features into bitcoin’s lightning network, the in-progress tech layer many see as the cryptocurrency’s best hope for its use in payments. Announced Thursday, Blockstream is making the largest upgrade to its c-lightning software in eight months, releasing […]

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State of Lightning: What’s the Path for Network Adoption in 2019?

This is a visualization of the lightning network taken at 22:29 (UTC) on Friday. Created by blockchain analytics startup 1ML, the snapshot represents all of the nodes running lightning software and creating public payment channels atop the bitcoin blockchain. Looks complex, right? And believe it or not, this network is getting progressively larger each day according to […]

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