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Baltic Honeybadger 2017 • November 25-26, 2017

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The State vs. Free-market Crypto-vigilantes

Category: Bitcoin, Commentary, News, Regulation

The State vs. Free-market Crypto-vigilantes

Throughout the evolution of cryptocurrencies, there have already been many winners and losers; and there are sure to be many more, as thousands of layer-two protocols, digital currencies, exchanges, marketplaces, and ICOs all compete for their place in the volatile crypto-space. But perhaps it’s the largest and most powerful Government States that stand to lose the most at the hands…

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A Layer Inbetween to Fund Lightning’s Channels

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

A Layer Inbetween to Fund Lightning’s Channels

The Lightning Network and other variants of payment channel networks are said to be the future of scaling Bitcoin. A newly published paper by Christian Decker, Conrad Burchert, and Roger Wattenhofer introduces another layer between the blockchain and payment channels, which has the potential to overcome the last limits of scaling. It is possible that Bitcoin will be able to…

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Three Reasons Why it May be Vertcoin’s Time to Shine

Category: Altcoins, Commentary, News

Three Reasons Why it May be Vertcoin’s Time to Shine

Vertcoin (VTC) managed to push to its highest level since March 2014, flirting with the $1.00 handle recently. A boost in the number of active addresses on the network correlates with Litecoin’s Segwit activation during May 2017. VTC-BTC was a strong performer in August, with the largest monthly gain in over three years. Bitcoin’s SegWit activation and the rising tide…

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SegWit Lock-In: What Does it Mean for Bitcoin?

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News

SegWit Lock-In: What Does it Mean for Bitcoin?

On August 9, the highly-anticipated Segregated Witness (SegWit) protocol upgrade to the Bitcoin blockchain was officially locked in on block 479,707. While there is still a two-week waiting period before SegWit will be fully activated, the lock-in means that all bitcoin mining operations have to implement this update now or else they will have to give up their bitcoin mining…

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Chinese Exchanges to Lessen Bitcoin Fees by Building Lightning-Like Tech

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Finance, News

Chinese Exchanges to Lessen Bitcoin Fees by Building Lightning-Like Tech

On June 3, an insider source told Chinese cryptocurrency news agency CnLedger that two of the largest Chinese bitcoin exchanges Huobi and OKCoin are currently working on the development of an off-chain payment channel similar to the Lightning network to lower transaction fees. CnLedger reported: “Chinese exchanges Huobi and OKCoin are working on building a Lightning Network-like channel, to lower…

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Investment Firm Fidelity Allows Clients to Track Funds in Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Finance, News

Investment Firm Fidelity Allows Clients to Track Funds in Bitcoin

Fidelity Investments, one of the largest financial services and investment firms in the US with over $2.13 trillion assets under management and $15.9 billion annual revenue, has announced the integration of Coinbase. According to Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson, its clients will be able to see their investments in bitcoin and ether on Fidelity’s main platform by the third quarter of…

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Upward Momentum in Bitcoin Price Intensifies on Litecoin’s Role as SegWit Testbed

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, News

Upward Momentum in Bitcoin Price Intensifies on Litecoin’s Role as SegWit Testbed

Over the past month, the price of bitcoin has consistently maintained its upward trend and momentum, increasing from around $1,185 to $1,624 as litecoin moves to implement SegWit. In the past seven days, bitcoin price recorded a 15 percent weekly gain, breaking the $1700 barrier on May 9 for the very first time. The short and mid-term surge of the…

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Lightning: How Payment Channels Build up a Network

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Lightning: How Payment Channels Build up a Network

The second part of the Lightning Saga; how can Payment Channels build a network? How is it possible to send bitcoins to someone else, without maintaining a channel with them? Why is no trust in a third party needed? And how can Lightning Nodes find a path through the network? After reading our explanation, you will know more. The most…

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The Lightning Network Explained, Part I: How to Build a Payment Channel

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

The Lightning Network Explained, Part I: How to Build a Payment Channel

What is the Lightning Network? We try to make this crazy piece of Bitcoin scaling technology understandable for everybody. The first part is about the basic unit of Lightning, the Payment Channels. How are they built? Why do they make it possible to send bitcoins without miners? And how do they avoid the need to trust a counterparty? When it…

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Berlin’s Pub Room77: First Beer in the World Paid with a Lightning Transaction

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Entertainment, Tech

Berlin’s Pub Room77: First Beer in the World Paid with a Lightning Transaction

The pub Room77 in Berlin has been the Bitcoin center of the German capital for some years. Here you have been able to buy beer and burgers with bitcoin for a long time. Over the weekend of April 1, the pub again explored new frontiers as Lightning developer Olaoluwa Osuntokun helped the owner of the pub, Joerg Platzer, to set…

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