Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Growing ‘Increasingly Centralized,’ Researchers Find

Bitcoin’s lightning network is growing “increasingly centralized,” making it more susceptible to attacks, asserts a new…

Lightning Labs Raises $10M Series A to Be the ‘Visa’ of Bitcoin

Lightning Labs has raised $10 million in Series A financing as it gears up to launch…

Zap’s New Product Lets Merchants Take Dollars Over Lightning Network

“You get to talk to lightning nodes with dollars.” That’s how Zap CEO Jack Mallers described…

Why Lightning Payments Aren’t Clicking for Porn Companies (Just Yet)

Bitcoin may finally achieve broader traction through the adult entertainment industry in 2020, but the chips…

What Are Lightning Wallets Doing to Help Onboard New Users?

The best Sundays are for long reads and deep conversations. Earlier this week, the Let’s Talk…

Square Crypto Is Creating a ‘Lightning Development Kit’ for Bitcoin Wallets

Square Crypto, the payment company’s bitcoin-focused wing, is building a “Lightning Development Kit” for wallet and…

Grasping Lightning: Mapping the Key Players in Bitcoin’s Next Phase

You might have heard of bitcoin’s “lightning network,” but don’t know what’s going on with it…

‘Multi-Part’ Payments Could Bring Bigger Bitcoin Sums to Lightning Network

Bitcoin tech startup Blockstream said its c-lightning software team is the first to release a working…

Blockstream’s ‘Watchtowers’ Will Bring a New Justice System to the Lightning Network

Watchtowers, a semi-trusted payment channel sheriff, will keep the peace among lightning nodes. The new feature…

Bitcoin-Savvy Retailers to Experiment With Point-of-Sale Lightning App in 2020

Since the mobile wallet app launched in June, Breez integrated with shopping and payment apps like…