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Bitcoin technology operation Blockstream have recently provided further details on their Liquid sidechain offering, which appears to be shaping into an incredible development for the wider ecosystem. Over the last few years, Blockstream have been quietly working away on the second-layer technologies which will be vital in developing a...
At Consensus 2018 today, as it has been for the past three years, scaling was at the forefront of everyone’s minds. “SCALING, LAYER 2 AND CRYPTOGRAPHIC INNOVATIONS” was created to address just that issue. Panel participants included Alin S. Dragos of the MIT Media Lab, Amy Yin of Coinbase,...
The last few months of downside Bitcoin price-action have arguably proved something of a boon in the development activity pushing towards full mainnet Lightning Network deployment. After years of work from many talented developers and computer scientists, the Lightning network has made the transition from a great idea to...
At the Deconomy Conference in Seoul, South Korea, Blockstream’s Samson Mow, and Bitcoin.com’s Roger Ver engaged in a heated debate. Ostensibly it was about bitcoin scaling but quickly morphed into an argument on the merits of Bitcoin Cash and the Lightning Network. In all, the debate was an ample showcase...
The last few months have seen an exciting increase in the pace of updates and news from the three main development teams working on the different Bitcoin Lightning Network clients. The recent mainnet beta announcement from Lightning Labs, has been followed for the past few days with an exciting...

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