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While the Lightning Network is mostly known as a way to make Bitcoin payments instant and practically free, another often-touted aspect of the layer-two protocol has been its ability to enable a sort of decentralized exchange as a side effect of its original goals. However, the viability of this...
Pain and fear are good in the cryptocurrency market because it enables us to stop making the same mistakes, according to the co-founder of crypto exchange Evercoin. "Fear keeps you from being harmed," Miko Matsumura said. "If you're sitting in a room and a tiger shows up should you be...
Litecoin, which is an altcoin that has long been marketed as the “silver to bitcoin’s gold”, was not the most difficult thing for creator Charlie Lee to launch. He simply took the Bitcoin Core codebase, changed a few parameters (such as the block time and mining algorithm), and then...
One of the first issues people usually bring up when they learn about Bitcoin is the ten minute confirmation time. Although transactions are broadcast to the network instantly, they are only confirmed into the blockchain every ten minutes (on average). Some users see this as a serious issue for...

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