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# Lightning Network News

April 9, 2019 by at Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, News
A brand new type of exchange has hit the market as Sparkswap, the first ever exchange built on Lightning Network Atomic swaps, announced on April 8, 2019, that their beta is live on the mainnet. Live and Launched It is indeed unfortunate, but exchange hacks have become much too commonplace...
In this article, BTCManager will go through the information contained in a Lightning Network invoice and do a quick recap of how to create an invoice using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Lightning Network Invoices Being able to create invoices on the Lightning Network is a novelty that was only recently made...
Smart contracts are central to the idea of creating decentralized communities where wealth and information can be exchanged under predefined terms without centralized intermediaries moderating the exchange. One type of smart contract that is gaining lots of attention is the Hashed TimeLock Contract (or HTLC). Hash locks are a type...
In a bid to make it easier for businesses and individuals to receive funds via the Lightning Network, Lightning Labs has rolled out the alpha version of Lightning Loop, according to a blog post on March 20, 2019. Receiving Bitcoins Easier with Lightning Loop As stated in its blog post,...
March 18, 2019 by at Adoption, Altcoins, Bitcoin, Business, News
Only a fortnight after a leading U.S. supermarket chain announced it was ditching Visa in favor of a cryptocurrency-based alternative, the multinational financial service and payment processor is building a new team that will be dedicated to the cryptocurrency ecosystem. A Part of the Visa Crypto Team Visa Inc. is...
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