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# Lightening Network News

The Lightning Network (LN) protocol was extremely well-received by members of the cryptocurrency community after its release in January 2018 and was touted to massively improve Bitcoin’s transactional speeds and the efficiency of processing micropayments. However, research suggests the protocol falters in processing larger payments. Lightning But not Huge? As...
It has been a sobering week for crypto investors as the price of bitcoin continued last week’s decline to drop another ten percent versus last week’s close after a new study suggested that Tether (USDT) trading manipulated the bitcoin rally of late-2017. Fortunately, for bitcoin and - especially ether -...
May 25, 2018 by at Bitcoin, Business, News, Tech
The only thing missing in the digital currency space was a payment processor that was powered by the acclaimed Lightning Network. To this effect, the introduction of OpenNode satisfies that need and being the first of it’s kind, and it indeed looks like a promising innovation. OpenNode’s Features A platform...
RSK Labs cofounder Gabriel Kurman announced that one of ten miners now secured a smart contract solution built by the company on the Bitcoin blockchain. RSK, formerly known as Rootstock, will bring smart contracts, a key feature of the ethereum blockchain, to the world’s largest and most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin....
March 29, 2018 by at Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech
Although still fresh off developers’ drawing boards, the Lightning Network is experiencing rapid adoption and already runs more active nodes than bitcoin cash. The most recent statistics point to Lightning’s marginal lead over BCH. A network to network comparison of active nodes shows bitcoin cash (ABC) with 1,287 nodes compared...
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