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Bitcoin’s nascent mainnet implementation of the Lightning Network (LN) has reached a new milestone, surpassing 4,000 nodes for the first time. LIGHTNING NETWORK HANDLES $750K Data from monitoring resource 1ML confirms the latest growth of Bitcoin’s second layer designed for faster/cheaper payments, Lightning Network, which at press time has a total ofRead More →

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Bitcoin supporters were elated to discover recently that the Lightning Network’s (LN) capacity had spiked by 216 percent in just one day. Some individuals suspected the Build on Bitcoin conference had sparked more Lightning Network interest. However, onlookers have found the spike was due to a single node created by the owner ofRead More →

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Financial services giant Mastercard was awarded new blockchain patents this week, continuing its trend of embracing distributing ledger research even as it expresses open hostility to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. However, one particular patent is in fact raising eyebrows. The patent, awarded by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) onRead More →