Lightning Network News

What is Lightning Network? The Lightning Network is a Bitcoin scalability solution. The Bitcoin Lightning Network operates as a layer-two transaction network involving payment channels separate from Bitcoin’s main blockchain, with transactions eventually being settled on the main blockchain. 

Bitcoin can only handle approximately seven on-chain transactions per second, as opposed to some mainstream credit cards that frequently handle north of 1,000 TPS. Bitcoin transactions on the Lightning Network often cost less than on-chain transactions. Thanks to the Lightning Network, Bitcoin has added versatility amid increasing use. The Lightning Network white paper was first released in 2015, but its most recently updated version was released in 2016 and remains in draft form.

News
Bitcoin’s node count has achieved another all-time high milestone with almost half of the nodes running on Tor.
Bitcoin network node count sets new all-time high
Osato Avan-Nomayo
2021-07-15T11:10:38+01:00
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Market Analysis
Bitcoin bears could take a $31-million lead if BTC falls below $33,000 by Friday’s options expiry, but at the moment, both sides are balanced.
Bulls and bears fight over $34K Bitcoin price as $445M options expiry looms
Marcel Pechman
2021-07-01T19:30:00+01:00
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Sponsored
A business that aims to accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin has become the first publicly listed Lightning Network company.
Canadian business becomes the first public Lightning Network company
Connor Sephton
2021-06-22T22:10:54+01:00
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Research
While some have doubts when it comes to cryptocurrencies as a form of payment, this survey of active users indicates that they are genuinely impactful reasons f...
Cointelegraph Consulting: Report pictures a crypto-consumer portrait
Cointelegraph Consulting
2021-06-18T20:30:00+01:00
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News
Earlier this month, Dorsey revealed that Square intends to develop an open-source non-custodial Bitcoin hardware wallet.
Jack Dorsey says he will integrate Lightning Network into Twitter or BlueSky
Samuel Haig
2021-06-11T08:18:12+01:00
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Video
Strategic investor Lyn Alden's outlook on Bitcoin remains bullish despite growing risks
Bitcoin still on track to $100K despite growing risks, says strategic investor Lyn Alden
Marco Castrovilli
2021-05-15T19:29:34+01:00
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Analysis
The upcoming Taproot activation stands to potentially make the Bitcoin ecosystem more user-friendly as well as secure.
Bitcoin’s upcoming Taproot upgrade and why it matters for the network
Shiraz Jagati
2021-05-07T15:54:00+01:00
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News
The latest spike in BTC transaction fees comes amid a major decline in the Bitcoin network hash rate.
Bitcoin transactions fees in US dollars near all-time high levels
Helen Partz
2021-04-20T11:32:49+01:00
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