Tagged: Lightning Network

Strike Expands “Send Globally” to the Philippines, Providing Lightning-Fast Money Transfers

Strike, which claims to be the world’s “leading” digital payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, announced the expansion of its “Send Globally” product to the Philippines. Send Globally now “enables fast, secure, and low-cost money transfers between the U.S. and the Philippines, revolutionizing traditional… Read More

Bitcoin Chess, Other Rewarded Games Released by Fintech ZEBEDEE, VIKER

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ZEBEDEE, the Fintech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry, and VIKER, the innovative mobile games studio that’s taking over the Play-and-Earn space,  announced the launch of two new rewarded games, “with more to come soon.” These new releases continue VIKER’s strategy of using… Read More

LQwD Fintech Releases Update for Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network Platform

Lightning Network focused LQwD Fintech Corp. announced that it has released a new and updated version of lqwd.tech, the company’s proprietary, non-custodial Lightning Network Software as a Service platform (SaaS). LQwD’s Lightning Network platform “makes it easier for institutions, businesses, and users, to integrate and… Read More

Calypso Pay Adopts Bitcoin Lightning Network, Enables Users to Send Payments Faster

Calypso Pay, a “high-volume” crypto processing & acquiring platform of Calypso Group, announces it added support for Bitcoin Lightning Network “enabling almost free and near-instant BTC transfers.” Along with Lightning, Calypso Pay utilizes automated transaction formation and mempool analysis “to credit the funds before they… Read More

Open Source Bitcoin (BTC) Focused Fintech Initiative Now Live

ZEBEDEE, a Fintech and next-generation payment processor for the gaming industry, announced a new initiative that “contributes open source code and products to the Bitcoin Lightning space.” The new not-for-profit and completely open source initiative “has already resulted in several products and code repositories that… Read More

Bitcoin Lightning Network Powered Strike Secures $80M in Funding

Strike, which claims to be the world’s leading digital payment provider built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, announced it has “raised an $80 million funding round led by Ten31 and joined by Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Wyoming, and other investors, with participation… Read More

Impervious.ai Finalizes Seed Round to Develop the P2P Internet Standard

Impervious Technologies Inc. is pleased to confirm the close of their seed financing round, with participation from Bitcoin and privacy-focused investors including CoinShares, NYDIG, Trammell Venture Partners, Fundamental Labs, Strategic Cyber Ventures, TEN-31 and others “to scale the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) internet standard.” As noted in… Read More

Fintech Strike Introduces Shopify Integration, Bringing Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Payments to Merchants

Strike, which claims to be the leading virtual payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, recently announced its integration with Shopify, unlocking the ability for eligible U.S. Shopify merchants “to receive bitcoin payments from customers globally as U.S. dollars.” Jack Mallers, founder and CEO of… Read More

Kraken Is Supporting Instant Lightning Network Bitcoin (BTC) Transfers

Digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to confirm its support for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, which is “now live for all clients.” Traders now have “an instant and inexpensive way to move Bitcoin on and off the platform.” Going on to explain why you may use… Read More

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE Integrates with Bipa, a Bitcoin Lightning Exchange Service for Brazilian Markets

Gaming Fintech ZEBEDEE recently announced a new integration with Bipa, a Bitcoin Lightning exchange service for the Brazilian markets. The integration makes converting Bitcoin earned in games into Brazilian reals and moving it into a Brazilian bank account “literally a matter of seconds.” It is… Read More

Bitcoin Payment Provider OpenNode Secures $20M Series A co-led by Twitter, Kingsway, Tim Draper, Others

Bitcoin payment provider OpenNode has finalized a $20 million Series A round that was led by U.K. firm Kingsway at a $220 million valuation in order support its international  expansion. Other participants in OpenNode’s investment round include Twitter, venture capital investor Tim Draper and Avon… Read More

NYDIG Subsidiary Bottlepay Now the First Lightning Firm to be a Registered Crypto-Asset Business with the UK’s FCA

NYDIG, a Bitcoin company, announced that its subsidiary Bottlepay, a Bitcoin-based international payments company, has been granted registration as a Cryptoasset Business from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Bottlepay is one of a small number of crypto-asset companies to have secured this type… Read More

Bitcoin Microtransactions: Chainalysis Adds Support for Lightning Network as Layer 2 Payment Protocol Gains Considerable Global Adoption

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis recently announced product support for the Lightning Network (LN), which is a Layer-2 protocol built on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain that enables “faster, cheaper transactions.” With Lightning, small, recurring transactions that wouldn’t be economical to carry out on the blockchain due… Read More

Synonym Introduces the Architecture for a Self-Sovereign Bitcoin Economy Supported by Lightning Network

Synonym Software Ltd, a firm founded with the goal of bringing self-ownership and control to the crypto-asset ecosystem by “creating an open and free web of trust” has officially launched today (on November 16, 2021). As mentioned in an update shared with CI, the preface… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Taproot Upgrade Will Lead to Lower Fees, Improved LN Efficiency, Smart Contract Functionality: Report

On November 14th, 2021, block height 709,632, Bitcoin’s (BTC) Taproot upgrade was activated. This critical update brings with it several important enhancements to the overall flexibility, security, and efficiency of BTC transfers. And as Bitcoin’s first protocol upgrade in more than 4 years, it’s a… Read More

Blockchain Platform Qtum Discusses Benefits of Decentralization

Decentralization is one of the core tenets or value propositions of blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT). As explained in a blog post by Qtum (QTUM), decentralization is the process by which the “governance activities of an organization are distributed or delegated away from a… Read More

OKCoin, the First US Licensed Exchange to Support Lightning Network Deposits, Withdrawals, Introduces LN API

OKCoin is reportedly the only US-licensed exchange to provide Lightning Network (LN) enabled deposits and withdrawals, and they’re doubling down on their commitment to the LN with their support for the recent ShellHacks hackathon and with the introduction of their Lightning API. As noted in… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Improvement Proposals Schnorr Signatures, Taproot, Tapscript Ready for November 2021 Launch: Report

Digital assets firm Kraken notes that one of Bitcoin’s (BTC) biggest and most significant upgrades of all time is “just around the corner.” However, Kraken also mentions that very few people really understand its “potential impact.” Kraken Intelligence’s most recent report, titled “Taproot Primer: An… Read More

Bitcoin App Fold to Move To Lightning Network

Bitcoin rewards and payments app Fold has committed to moving to Lightning by the end of 2022 to support the growth of the Lightning Network. The Lightning Network (LN) is a second layer scalability protocol added to Bitcoin’s network that allows off-chain transactions, enabling near-instant,… Read More

Caleb James DeLisle: Co-founder at PKT Explains how they’ve Used Blockchain Tech to Pay Users for Contributing Unused Internet Bandwidth

CJDNS SASU, a French software R&D start-up in the PKT ecosystem, recently announced its funding agreement with NGI-LEDGER, a European Commission’s initiative that aims “to shape the development and evolution of the Internet.” The agreement secures funding for SafePKT, an initiative that aims to bring… Read More

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