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Lightning Network Will Drive Bitcoin to $250,000 by 2023 — Tim Draper

News Bitcoin (BTC) could be worth millions of dollars after 2022 as payment processors allow easier transactions, Tim Draper has forecast. Speaking during a Q&A session at the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit last week, the pro-cryptocurrency venture capitalist said innovations such as the Lightning ..

Airbnb Now Bookable With Bitcoin and Lightning Network via Fold App

News Bitcoin payments app Fold now supports home-sharing giant Airbnb, the firm announced on Nov. 11. Now Fold users can get 3% back in Bitcoin (BTC) on every stay and experience booked on Airbnb. $25 and $100 Airbnb gift cards for BitcoinAirbnb is now listed on its rewards program called Fold Kic..

Fortnite Meets Bitcoin Lightning Network in New ‘Lightnite’ Video Game

News Bitcoin-enabled (BTC) games startup Satoshis Games announced the development of a Fortnite-like game with built-in Lightning Network microtransactions dubbed Lightnite on Oct. 19. Shoot to earn BitcoinPer the announcement, all in-game interactions between players trigger a monetary reward or ..

Vertical and Horizontal Blockchain Scaling, Explained

Vertical and Horizontal Blockchain Scaling, Explained Shiraz Jagati 2 HOURS AGO 568 Total views 1. What are vertical and horizontal scaling? 2. Does scaling work well with blockchains? 3. How is scaling done? 4. When to use horizontal or vertical scaling? 5. Are there any noteworthy blockchain-scali..

HTC Launches Exodus 1S, First Phone That Can Run a Full BTC Node

News Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has launched its new smartphone Exodus 1s, enabling users to run a full Bitcoin (BTC) node on mobile. First smartphone to support full Bitcoin nodeIn line with an announcement in May 2019, HTC launched the Exodus 1s at the Lightning Conference in Berlin on Oct...

ACINQ Unveils Its ‘2nd Generation’ Bitcoin Lightning Network Wallet

News French Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network (LN) implementation developer ACINQ introduced its second-generation Lightning Network wallet, Phoenix, via Twitter, on Oct. 18. A video accompanying the post demonstrates a number of wallet functions, all accessed via a user-friendly interface. From set..

Electrum Bitcoin Wallet to Support Lightning Network in Next Release

News The next release of major Bitcoin (BTC) wallet software Electrum will support off-chain scalability solution Lightning Network (LN). The Electrum official Twitter account announced the upcoming LN integration in a tweet sent on Oct. 14. The tweet announced: “The next release of Electrum will ..

French State-Owned Bank Joins $8M Lightning Network Startup Funding

News One of the developers of Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network has secured $8 million in funding from partners, including a bank partially owned by the French state. State-owned Bpifrance funds Lightning developmentIn a press release published on Oct. 9, Bitcoin technology company ACINQ confirmed..

French Government-owned Bpifrance Joins Lightning Network Developer ACINQ’s $8 Million Investment Round

Veronique Jacq, managing director of the Digital Investment Unit at Bpifrance, says that the institution is “convinced that bitcoin is becoming more and more obvious.” Jacq, who heads the partially state-owned French investment bank, stated that bitcoin is gradually becoming an important part of th..

Casa Releases New version of Its Bitcoin Full Node Casa Node 2

News New York-based crypto custody startup Casa has released Casa Node 2, a new iteration of the industry’s popular pre-synced Bitcoin (BTC) full node product. Original Casa Node did a great job, the firm saysAccording to an Oct. 8 blog post, Casa Node 2 offers a faster and smoother Bitcoin and Li..

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