New on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network: LND Adds Accounting Feature, c-lightning Gets an Upgrade

While so-called “DeFi degens” are busy bidding up the price of food-themed tokens, on the other end of crypto’s DeFi spectrum two teams working on the most popular implementations of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network have been busy pushing out new features.  This week, both Lightning Labs, which maintains the Lightning Network Daemon (LND) implementation of the Lightning […]

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‘Rat Poison Squared on Steroids’: What’s New in Bitcoin’s Latest Lightning Release

All eyes are on bitcoin‘s bullish price at the moment. Behind the scenes, however, developers are tinkering to build the infrastructure that many hope could make the Bitcoin system more accessible to more people. Last week, Bitcoin tech startup Blockstream released its latest major version of c-lightning, its implementation of the Lightning Network. The release […]

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Charlie Lee, Adam Back Lead $3.1M Private Raise for Blockchain Game ‘Infinite Fleet’

Online space strategy game “Infinite Fleet,” developed by Pixelmatic, has raised $3.1 million through a private security token offering (STO). Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital […]

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In First ‘Pure Crypto’ Hire, Silvergate Bank Recruits Blockstream Liquid Network Exec

Crypto-friendly Silvergate Bank has made its first hire from the hardcore bitcoin community to support an ambitious roadmap for its business serving digital currency clients.  Benjamin Richman, formerly director of business development and partnerships at bitcoin tech startup Blockstream, joined the La Jolla, Calif.-based bank at the end of last month as director of digital […]

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Blockstream Co-Founder Joins Bitcoin-Only Startup River Financial

Industry veteran Jonathan Wilkins, a co-founder of bitcoin tech startup Blockstream, is joining up-and-coming bitcoin brokerage River Financial as Chief Security Officer (CSO). River is a bitcoin-only financial institution for buying and selling the digital currency (emphatically not an exchange; it says it’s “for the long-term investor”). Currently available only to testers who have received […]

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