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Blockstream has sent the first Litecoin microtransaction of 1 litecoin satoshi, which was settled in “under a second,” it reports.
For two days, the size of the Bitcoin mempool remained at the 100 MBs region, which meant that many transactions were left unconfirmed and weren’t broadcasted to the Bitcoin blockchain.
Litecoin’s market cap has crossed the $1 billion mark to join the three other major networks - Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.
Vertcoin has beaten Litecoin by 3 days to activate SegWit, and has also sent its first mainnet Lightning Network transaction.
Syscoin has become the first ever cryptocurrency to successfully introduce the Lightning Network on its mainnet.
London takes it easy in CoinTelegraph Exclusives: Bitcoin price hike and then drop in January explained, the new bOObCoin launches in Essex, Assange invents Proof of Life and Satoshi spotted selling the Big Issue outside the Bank of England.
Over the past 12 months, bitcoin has reached some significant milestones including reaching a three-year-high price, surpassing 15 million wallets in circulation and introduction of many on-chain and off-chain scaling solutions.
Elizabeth Stark, co-founder and CEO of Lightning, on where we’re at now and what’s going to be the next big thing.
What if you could add almost 2500 transactions a second to the Bitcoin protocol without the major network changes required by SegWit and Lightning?
The price of Bitcoin is difficult to predict as various factors impact the value of the digital currency. However, there are seven major events that could lead to a surge in the price of Bitcoin in 2017.
Segregated Witness (or SegWit) was added to Bitcoin Core. Will it be the first step towards a mainstream-ready global decentralized digital currency?
Electrum, an open source Bitcoin wallet application launched in 2011, is officially introducing support for SegWit,the innovative scaling solution from Bitcoin Core, in its next release.
Ryan X Charles, Bitcoin-based content sharing platform Yours co-founder and software engineer, officially introduced the world’s first Bitcoin micropayments web wallet that is structurally similar to Core’s Lightning network.
End-to-end Lightning micropayment transaction test shows that payments on a public Blockchain is possible.
ACINQ has successfully tested and implemented leading Blockchain technology company Bitfury’s algorithm solution for instant payments routing on the Lightning Network.
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