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Lightning Network (LN) Security Vulnerability Discovered, Cryptocurrency Users Told to Upgrade Software Immediately

Lightning Network (LN) node operators that may be running LND versions released before the October 1, 2020 version 0.11 update are now being asked to immediately upgrade their software. This, after a potentially serious vulnerability was recently identified in the source code of the protocol…. Read More

Microtransactions or Small and Quick Payments with Bitcoin (BTC) Can be Made via Lightning Network, OpenNode Team Explains

Ryan Flowers from OpenNode notes that the value of a single Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, keeps increasing and there will be more businesses that will accept BTC payments. Flowers points out that this has been the case in the past with larger corporations taking… Read More

Ethereum Dominated DeFi Space Experiences Steady Growth with Increasing Adoption of Compound and Other Lending Protocols: Report

Three key events defined the Ethereum (ETH)-dominated decentralized finance (DeFi) space during Q2 2020. As mentioned in ConsenSys’ Q2 2020 DeFi Ecosystem Report, these events included: Bitcoin on Ethereum overtaking BTC on the Lightning Network (LN), three critical security incidents that led to $26 million… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption: Nearly 8,000 BTC ATMs Installed Worldwide, Lightning Network Adoption Growing Steadily

There are now almost 8,000 Bitcoin (BTC) ATMs, or BTMs, installed worldwide, according to data from Coin ATM Radar. A Bitcoin ATM is a kiosk that lets users buy Bitcoin with cash or their debit card. Some BTMs also allow people to sell the pseudonymous… Read More

Jack Dorsey’s Square Crypto Awards Grant to Talaia, Developer of FOSS Lightning Network Watchtower, called Eye of Satoshi

Square Crypto, a Bitcoin (BTC) focused initiative launched by Jack Dorsey’s payments company Square (NYSE:SQ), has awarded a grant to Talaia (pronounced “Talaia”), a project-based in Spain and developed by Sergi Delgado, a distributed networks specialist from Barcelona. Square Crypto noted via Twitter: “Talaia is… Read More

Lightning Labs Introduces New Protocol for Handling Bitcoin Payments without Requiring Personal User Details

Lightning Labs, a company focused on developing the Lightning Network (LN), a layer-two scalability solution for conducting faster, cheaper micro-payments in Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies, has introduced a new authentication mechanism, called the Lightning Service Authentication Tokens (LSAT) protocol. The LSAT protocol will help… Read More

Nearly $1 Billion Now Locked into Ethereum-Dominated Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Ecosystem

Nearly $1 billion is now locked up into the evolving decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem, according to data site DeFi Pulse. The site tracks major Ethereum-based lending protocols including Maker, a projected managed by the Maker Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the MakerDAO initiative, which… Read More

Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network Developer Lightning Labs Secures $10 Million in Investments from Craft Ventures, Ribbit Capital, Others

Lightning Labs, a company focused on the development of the Lightning Network (LN), a second-layer scalability solution for expediting small Bitcoin (BTC) payments, has reportedly  finalized a $10 million Series A investment round – which was led by Craft Ventures. Ribbit Capital, RRE Ventures, Slow… Read More

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