Category: Bitcoin

Pierre Rochard: “Lightning Adoption Will Basically Mirror Bitcoin Adoption”

Lightning is a second-layer solution for the Bitcoin blockchain that addresses the scaling issues surrounding it today. Similar to Bitcoin, Lightning is an open-source protocol in which anyone can contribute to. Whether it is through programming and developing applications or setting up a node, participation in Lightning is not just accessible. It’s welcomed. The Lightning […]

Coinbase Now Lets You Convert your Altcoins into Bitcoin

Want to convert your altcoins to bitcoins this Christmas? Coinbase has launched Coinbase Convert, a new feature that allows retail users to make direct crypto-to-crypto conversions on the exchange. Quick Crypto Conversions The new feature, which was announced on December 17, 2018, will allow customers to sell one cryptocurrency to buy another, saving traders both […]

Syncing Data Between Bitcoin Nodes Is About to Get Easier

Minisketch is a new solution that’s trying to solve an old problem. Spearheaded by Blockstream co-founder Pieter Wuille, Bitcoin Core contributor and fellow Blockstream co-founder Gregory Maxwell, and Blockstream software engineer Gleb Naumenko, the open-source initiative is designed to achieve set reconciliation between the mempools of each full node. “Set reconciliation, in short, is the […]

BTCPayServer Expands Lightning Operability, Integrates Spark Wallet

Decentralized payment processor BTCPayServer now offers wallet support for c-lightning users. Following its most recent update, the BitPay alternative announced support for Spark Wallet, a client for the Lightning Network’s c-lightning implementation created by Bitrated founder and Blockstream employee Nadav Ivgi. With the implementation into BTCPayServer’s dock, users can now receive c-lightning payments in a […]

New Shakepay Feature Turns Your Spare Change Into Bitcoin

Mobile cryptocurrency exchange and peer-to-peer wallet Shakepay has announced a new product that allows its Canadian customers to buy bitcoin with spare change. Dubbed “ShakePay Change,” the pre-launch of the service was announced in a Medium post. The new service connects to a user’s bank credit and debit card, rounds up every purchase made to […]

After $4M Funding Round, BlockFi Eyes Savings Account, Crypto Credit Cards

BlockFi https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/blockfi-gives-hodlers-another-option-borrow-against-crypto-assets/ , the New York-based startup that provides crypto collateralized loans, has raised additional funds to expand its services. The startup announced that it has received an additional $4 million in its recent funding round in a company blog post. The recently revealed funding round comes some months after the company raised $52.5 million […]

Finland Hands Over Info for 2,700 Danish Traders to Denmark’s Tax Agency

Finnish tax authorities have handed over information on 2,700 bitcoin traders to its Danish counterpart, Skattestyrelsen (SKAT). According to a press release, the traders used an undisclosed Finnish exchange to collectively purchase and sell some $15.65 million worth of bitcoin (102.7 million kronor) between 2015 and 2017. A handful of these investors traded amounts between […]