Jack Mallers

Bitcoin Lightning Network Growth Passes New Milestones

However, only about 58% of nodes are operating channels and earning yield.

Tech  ·  18 August 2021

Strike’s Jack Mallers on Fixing the Fiat Problem

Jack Mallers discusses Bitcoin, El Salvador and how Strike can capture the power of open networks to spread further than fintech.

People  ·  15 July 2021

Jack Mallers’ Strike Rolls Out Bitcoin Buys, Going Head-to-Head With Coinbase

“Your move, Brian Armstrong, come play basketball in my court,” says Strike’s CEO.

Business  ·  1 July 2021

Strike Is Phasing Out USDT From Bitcoin-Based El Salvador Remittances, CEO Says

“Tether is no longer a part of anything,” Jack Mallers said on the “What Bitcoin Did” podcast.

Business  ·  21 June 2021

President of El Salvador Says He’s Submitting Bill to Make Bitcoin Legal Tender

An emotional Jack Mallers announced the news at the Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami.

Business  ·  5 June 2021

Panthers’ Russell Okung Becomes First NFL Player to Be Paid in Bitcoin

Okung’s $13 million salary is being split 50-50 between bitcoin and fiat by way of Zap’s Strike product.

Business  ·  29 December 2020

Bitcoin Startup Zap Is Working With Visa

Lightning Network startup Zap, Inc. is partnering with Visa to offer the most user-friendly bitcoin services since Cash App.

Business  ·  2 July 2020
Bitcoin Payments

Bitcoin Shopping Gets a Boost From Social Distancing

State-imposed quarantines and policies set to work-from-home are boosting bitcoin-based shopping.

Business  ·  13 March 2020

Lightning Solves Bitcoin’s Speed Problem, but Watch Out for Fraudsters

Lightning-based fiat-bitcoin systems could popularize crypto payments, as long as fraud and bitcoin's non-reversibility don't get in the way.

Business  ·  25 February 2020
Lightning Network

Zap’s New Product Lets Merchants Take Dollars Over Lightning Network

"Merchants can accept bitcoin and lightning payments with the same infrastructure, except they never touch the asset," explained Zap founder Jack Mallers.

Business  ·  30 January 2020