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Smargon explained how channels can be updated using the same pattern that Li... Read More
The highly-anticipated top layer for the bitcoin network is designed to boost transaction capacity and speed (hence “lightning”) in a way that developers say follows bitcoin's original value propositi... Read More
Onion routing is a one way of bringing privacy to the Lightning Network, and it's a topic that perhaps hasn't gotten much attention given recent tests.
A livestream will be available, with an IRC c... Read More
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The announcement follows the startup’s acquisition of wallet startup GreenAddress in July.
Bitcoin development startup Blockstream has announced a slew of new hires that... Read More
The goal is to eventually extend these off-chain payment channels to "state channels", which apply a similar concept to non-monetary exchanges.
Köppelmann also noted sharding, a theoretical process... Read More
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