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Turing Award Winner’s Blockchain Opens Test Network to Public

The test network for the Algorand blockchain platform has been made publicly accessible, the company behind the project announced Tuesday. The proof-of-stake based Alogrand was first unveiled by MIT professor and Turing Award winner Silvio Micali in 2017. Over the course of 2018, the initiative netted some $66 million in funding, with backers including venture…

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Blockchain and DEX Startup Radar Releases New Lightning Network Developer Tools

Radar, the startup behind decentralized exchange Radar Relay that raised $10 million last year, announced that it will release new Lightning Network developer tools. The statement was made in a Medium post published on April 5. The developer tools, which will be released at the Lightning Network hackathon sponsored by the company, Boltathon, include a…

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This New Bitcoin Lightning Network Exchange is a No-KYC, ShapeShift Killer

Boltz, a new lightning network based bitcoin exchange, has officially launched and won’t ask for your personal information. What’s more, it also allows for swapping bitcoin and litecoin using LN or cross-atomic chain swaps.  Financial Sovereignty Uber Alles Trading shouldn’t require an account. So claims the tagline of new instant, account free, and non-custodial digital…

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Casa Node Review: A True Plug-n-Play Lightning Network Node (Kinda)

The Casa Node is an exciting product that promises plug-n-play functionality for those wishing to operate both a full Bitcoin node and a Lightning Network Node. The company sent us over two nodes — one for review, and another for a giveaway. Here’s our review!  Casa Node’s Design: Simple and Discrete The Casa Node’s design…

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Reaches Milestone $5M Capacity

Bitcoin off-chain scaling solution the Lightning Network (LN) has reached a record $5 million in capacity as Bitcoin price rises fuel enthusiasm across the board. Lightning Network Does Big Numbers Data from monitoring resource 1ml.com confirmed the milestone for Lightning, which has upped its Bitcoin transaction capacity by almost 50 percent over the past month.…

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Making ATM Bitcoin Payments via Lightning Network Is Becoming a Reality

Developer and researcher Felix Weis successfully executed, as a proof-of-concept, the world’s first ATM Bitcoin transaction on the Lightning Network. World’s First Lightning-enabled Bitcoin ATM ‘Worked Fine’ On March 31, 2019, Weis publicly demonstrated a transaction via Lightning Network at a bitcoin ATM, during the Lightning Hackday, in Hong Kong, as shown in the video…

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Bitcoin’s Price and Network Activity: One is Outpacing the Other

Bitcoin’s user growth, as represented by active addresses, has spiked in the last eight weeks leaving the price far behind, a move that contradicts the popular belief the two tend to move in tandem. The 30 day average of active addresses on bitcoin’s blockchain, or the number of accounts that made cryptocurrency transactions at any…

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Hits 1,000 BTC Capacity on Its One Year Anniversary

Bitcoin Lightning Network has surpassed 1,000 BTC network capacity on its one year anniversary. The event highlights’ the layer-two scaling solution’s progression in the short span of only a year.  Bitcoin Lightning Network: Happy Birthday! One year ago, on March 15th, Lightning Labs CEO, Elizabeth Stark, announced the first official beta implementation of the Lightning…

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