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Bitcoin Transactions Get a Charge from the Lightning Network

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Development, Finance, News

Bitcoin Transactions Get a Charge from the Lightning Network

On September 5, 2018, the Lightning Network launched hoping to give Bitcoin adoption another charge. Lightning Network collaborated with payment processing startup CoinGate which is adding 4,000 merchants to the off-chain system CoinGate merchants can accept payments from the Lightning Network which include high-end watch brands like Chronoswiss, and Louis Chevrolet. CoinGate has also attracted online brands like the gaming…

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Twitter and Reddit Users Set to Cash in on Posts through Brave Browser

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Twitter and Reddit Users Set to Cash in on Posts through Brave Browser

Brave browser is set to launch an ambitious new function that allows Twitter and Reddit users to tip other posters on those platforms through the browser instantly. A CNET story on August 8, 2018, reveals that the ad-blocking browser is trying to completely upend the established order of internet publishing revenue generation by extending the instant micropayments feature currently offered…

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Research Suggests Lightning Network Falters to Process Large Amounts, Protocol Founder Fights Back

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Research Suggests Lightning Network Falters to Process Large Amounts, Protocol Founder Fights Back

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 per a report by Diar, a cryptocurrency research vehicle on…

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Bitcoin Candy Dispenser Reveals Sweet Future for Bitcoin Micropayments

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, News, Tech

Bitcoin Candy Dispenser Reveals Sweet Future for Bitcoin Micropayments

Since the price of bitcoin (BTC) hit the moon and earned global recognition, many have criticized the flagship cryptocurrency for its inability to process micropayments such as purchasing groceries or paying for chocolate at a neighborhood store. The Knezic Revolution However, a Swiss coder has proven all bitcoin pessimists wrong by developing a candy dispenser with BTC as its only…

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Gets its First LApp from Blockstream: FileBazaar

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Gets its First LApp from Blockstream: FileBazaar

Blockstream released the first of their Lightning Apps (LApps) on March 22, as part of their seven days of LApps, with six more planned to be unveiled every day until March 28. By using bitcoin, you will be able to buy and sell digital files with micropayments on the Lightning Network. FileBazaar Builds on Lightning Charge The Lightning Network is…

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Cardano Review

Category: Altcoins, Cryptocyclopedia, News, Tech

Cardano Review

When analyzing any coin in the crypto ecosystem, it’s always important to first get a better understanding of the coin’s backstory and inception. So, before we can go into any detail about Cardano, its token currency ($ADA), purpose or anything, we will provide a brief overview of the founder’s background and his specific affiliation with cryptocurrency. Charles Hoskinson Currently, Charles…

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Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Category: Blockchain, Business, News, Tech

Air: A Secure Digital System for Enhanced Identity Management

Blockchain technology is progressively becoming the Holy Grail for disruption throughout many industries. From new financial applications up to new ways of managing and distributing charity funds, the technology underpinning Bitcoin is making its way into everyday life. Currently, there are a lot of projects in development; some are more concerned with the financial application and the creation the so…

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Synereo Launches First ‘Attention Economy’ App Qrator

Category: Altcoins, Blockchain, Entertainment, Interviews, News

Synereo Launches First ‘Attention Economy’ App Qrator

Blockchain startup Synereo announced that is has launched its first app for the “attention economy” called Qrator. Qrator allows individuals to get rewarded for creating digital content and enables curators to be paid for spreading quality content online. Synereo is a Tel Aviv-based startup that was founded in 2014 by Dor Konforty with the aim to develop an entirely decentralized…

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Kim DotCom Aims to Bring Bitcoin to the Masses via BitCache and MegaUpload 2.0

Category: Bitcoin, Entertainment, News, Tech

Kim DotCom Aims to Bring Bitcoin to the Masses via BitCache and MegaUpload 2.0

Eccentric Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom gave his Twitter followers a first look at his new file-sharing platform that will allow users to charge a small amount of money for their uploaded for which they will receive bitcoin micropayments as payment when it is viewed. While New Zealand-based Kim Dotcom is still facing extradition to the U.S. for running the illegal…

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Decentralized Data Storage Platform Storj Migrates to Ethereum Network From Bitcoin

Category: Blockchain, Business, Ethereum, News

Decentralized Data Storage Platform Storj Migrates to Ethereum Network From Bitcoin

Storj, the open-source distributed cloud storage platform, officially migrated from the bitcoin-based Counterparty protocol to the Ethereum network on March 23. Bitcoin browser Brave is also looking to the Ethereum blockchain to add value to its offering. Storj is a protocol which operates as a decentralized data storage platform wherein users can store information within a secure ecosystem. Previously, Storj…

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