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Substack Rolls Out Bitcoin Payments via OpenNode and Lightning Network

OpenNode and Substack will allow some crypto-focused subscribers to pay with both on-chain and Lightning bitcoin transactions.

Tech  ·  23 August 2021

Bitcoin Lightning Network Growth Passes New Milestones

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

Tech  ·  18 August 2021
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Blockstream Rolls Out a Bitcoin Lightning Node for N00bs

The startup says its new Greenlight service lets users maintain complete control over their BTC while setting up a node on its cloud infrastructure.

Tech  ·  21 July 2021

Las Vegas Strip Club Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments Over the Lightning Network

The club is accepting bitcoin payments only for bottle service, but plans to expand transactions to food, admission and tips.

News  ·  15 July 2021

El Salvador’s Bitcoin Fee Problem (and Solutions)

Bitcoin fees would make the cryptocurrency mostly unusable for Salvadorans. Here's how the first country to adopt BTC plans to tackle the fee problem.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 June 2021

Crypto Long & Short: Commerce, Dollarization or Speculation?

Data from services on Bitcoin and Ethereum shows what's real in crypto adoption stories.

Markets  ·  20 June 2021
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Jack Dorsey Suggests Twitter Likely to Integrate Lightning Network

In a tweet, the Twitter founder hinted the micromessaging system will integrate Bitcoin layer 2 payments Lightning Network.

News  ·  11 June 2021

El Salvador Commerce Secretary: Bitcoin Won’t Replace Dollar

Miguel Kattán, a member of President Nayib Bukele’s cabinet, sought to reassure Salvadorans fearful of a full pivot to a bitcoin standard.

Policy & regulation  ·  7 June 2021

Human Rights Foundation Gives Out $210K in Bitcoin Development Grants

The fresh round will fund Lightning Network development, Utreexo work, and even Bitcoin document translations into Arabic.

Tech  ·  31 May 2021
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Elon Musk Says Lightning Network ‘Needed’ to Scale Bitcoin for Now

A single-layer network like Bitcoin's could carry all humans transactions in the future, the Tesla CEO tweeted Friday.

Tech  ·  21 May 2021
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OKEx Goes Live With Bitcoin Lightning Network Deposits, Withdrawals

OKEx is the seventh major exchange to add the scaling solution.

Tech  ·  19 April 2021
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Strike Launches Bitcoin Lightning Payment App in El Salvador; Full EU Support Is Next

Salvadorans can now use Strike to receive remittances from their families abroad without the added hassle of currency conversion. The EU is next.

Tech  ·  31 March 2021
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Bottlepay Brings Real-Time Bitcoin Payments to Twitter

Bottlepay users can tweet bitcoin and fiat currency to other users instantly, the firm says.

Business  ·  18 March 2021

Why Bitcoin Is More Like a $100 Bill Than Gold

Data and headlines on bitcoin's use in commerce point to an attribute that sets it apart from the yellow metal.

Markets  ·  12 March 2021

Bitcoin Startup Moon Brings the Lightning Network to All Visa E-Commerce Merchants

Yes, you can pay for that thing with Lightning.

Tech  ·  9 March 2021