Lightning Network

$BTC: ZEBDEE Partners With Slice To Allow You To Earn Bitcoin While Browsing the Web

Recently, FinTech startup ZEBDEE announced that “with the integration of ZEBEDEE into Slice, a browser extension that pays you for seeing ads, your time on the Internet is now worth actual value.” London-based AdTech startup Slice offers a browser extension (available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Brave) that “enables users to easily monetize the time […]

$BTC: Saylor Says MicroStrategy Is Working on ‘Enterprise Applications of Lightning’

On Saturday (September 3), Michael Saylor, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasdaq-listed business intelligence company MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR), talked about what his firm is doing to help with enterprise adoption of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. It is worth remembering that on 11 August 2020, MicroStrategy announced via a press release that it had “purchased 21,454 bitcoins at an aggregate purchase […]

Facebook’s Former Head of Crypto Is Now Co-Founder and CEO of a Bitcoin Startup

David Marcus, Facebook’s former Head of Messenger and Head of Crypto (more specifically, the Head of the Novi digital wallet), is now focused exclusively on Bitcoin. Between May 2018 and December 2021, Marcus was working at Meta Platforms, Inc. (previously known as Facebook, Inc.) on the Novi digital wallet project. According to a report by […]

Bitcoin ($BTC): Lightning Network’s Average Daily Capacity Hits All-Time High in June

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, a layer-2 scaling solution designed to make $BTC transactions as fast and as cheap as possible, reached has seen its average daily capacity hit a new all-time high last month. According to CryptoCompare’s latest Asset Report, while the price of Bitcoin fell 37.4% in June to close the month at $19,908, its […]

Former Twitter CEO Rebukes FTX CEO for Saying Bitcoin Is Unsuitable for Payments

Earlier today, Jack Dorsey, who is the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, as well as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Block (formerly known as Square), criticized fellow billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, who is the co-founder and CEO of crypto exchange FTX. In an interview published in Financial Times (FT) on Monday (May 16), the 30-year-old FTX CEO, […]

Coinbase CEO: Cryptoeconomy Is Going To Represent Probably ‘15% or So of Global GDP’

Earlier this week, Brain Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO of Coinbase, commented on the crypto market, NFTs, and layer 2 scaling solutions. Below, we highlight some of the most interesting comments made by Armstrong during Coinbase’s First Quarter 2022 Earnings Call. Crypto Market “So before we dive into our results this quarter, I think it’s worth […]

Lightning Labs Explains How Their Taro Protocol Will ‘Bitcoinize the Dollar’

Earlier this week, Ryan Gentry, Business Development Lead at Lightning Labs, announced “Taro, a new Taproot-powered protocol for issuing assets on the bitcoin blockchain that can be transferred over the Lightning Network for instant, high volume, low fee transactions.” Lightning Labs, which was founded in 2016 by Elizabeth Stark (CEO) and Olaoluwa Osuntokun (CTO), is […]

Arcane Research Releases Detailed Report on the State of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

On Wednesday (October 6), Arcane Research, the research division of European crypto-focused investment firm Arcane Crypto, provided an interesting comprehensive overview of the Bitcoin Lightning Network in its latest report (which was sponsored by Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode). According to Arcane Crypto’s press release, Bendik Norheim Schei, the Head of Arcane Research, offered this comment: This has […]

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