Lightning Network’s New Liquidity Marketplace Attracts a ‘Surprising’ Mix of Individuals, Enterprises

Lightning Labs’ new liquidity marketplace, Lightning Pool, has seen more early-stage growth than its creators expected. And what’s more, a fair share of its volume is coming from individual Lightning users – not businesses. “It’s a big surprise! Very exciting,” Lightning Labs Business Development head Ryan Gentry told CoinDesk. “The primary users thus far have […]

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Lightning Operators Are Bracing for a Bitcoin Bull Run

With the price of  bitcoin jumping to fresh 2020 highs last month, those running the digital currency’s underlying infrastructure are pondering the consequences. Namely, the routing node operators at the heart of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network are busily bracing for the curious new users that usually come with a bull run.  Bitcoin’s Lightning Network promises faster […]

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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Getting a Marketplace for Payment Channel Liquidity

The team behind the Bitcoin Lightning Network’s leading software implementation is launching a marketplace for Lightning users to lease liquidity for payments on the second-layer network. Today, Lightning Labs announced the release of Pool, “a non-custodial, peer-to-peer marketplace for Lightning node operators to buy and sell access to liquidity,” according to a press release. The […]

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