Lightning Network is the leading Bitcoin scalability solution, providing layer-two transaction capabilities separate from BTC’s main blockchain.
Peer-to-peer (P2P) networking is a distributed application architecture built upon the principle of the equality of participants. Commonly, P2P networks do not have dedicated servers and every peer takes a part of the work. P2P systems have been used in many application domains but became popular after the launch of the P2P file sharing system called Napster. Today, P2P networks are known for being platforms for the development of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, Ether and many others. P2P networks have proven themselves as robust, useful and secure, which then led to the establishment of P2P payment systems and to their growth in popularity. Current P2P networks are used in finance, content delivery, peer-to-peer file sharing, copyright infringement, multimedia and distributed search engines for building secure and trusted networks.
“I was nearly killed by the police, who saw me wandering through the city thinking I’m a looter.” Ray Youssef discusses his close calls and crypto adoption.5047
“Fueling cross-border transactions with regulated stablecoins to represent fiat on-chain has never been done before,” said Borderless Capital CEO David Garcia.15992
With online privacy and the misuse of personal data in the spotlight, a peer-to-peer ecosystem says it champions “individual freedom and liberty online.”10491
Privacy-focused decentralized and peer-to-peer technology solutions offer a better alternative to centralized platforms.19714
The time has come to make decentralized finance more P2P-oriented than it has been so far.7129
A gang of four robbers has reportedly stolen about $450,000 from a crypto trader in Hong Kong.11056
As DeFi protocols continue to garner mainstream traction, here’s an introduction to how lending and borrowing work on these platforms.50
Congressman Davidson, in particular, sees potential Treasury action as a bad idea for everybody involved.7678
The cryptocurrency exchange has given up on Binance Uganda, but the regional play remains strong17601
The debit card is endorsed by the P2P marketplace after a partnership4990
A new report has found almost half of all Bitcoin traded on the P2P exchange Paxful is exchanged for gift cards.10526
A Honda and GM-led working group has unveiled a global standard for using distributed ledger technology to create decentralized electric vehicle charging networks.10463
African crypto adoption has exploded in 2020, prompting fears of a heavy-handed regulatory response6614
What was behind my decision to leave a government position and continue down a path within the crypto and blockchain space.16811