‘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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To Beat Online Censorship, We Need Anonymous Payments

Richard Myers is an decentralized applications engineer at GoTenna and Global Mesh Labs. Online censorship and surveillance will persist as long as local fiat currencies are the only way to pay for telecommunication services. The risk of internet censorship and surveillance is a growing concern in many parts of the world. NetBlocks, a digital rights […]

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Listen: What a Bitcoin Researcher Says About Lightning

Chaincode Labs researcher Clara Shikhelman has been studying mathematics in university since she was 14 years old. Now, as the bitcoin company’s newest post-doctoral fellow, she is exploring ways to optimize the Lightning Network. For more episodes and free early access before our regular 3 p.m. Eastern time releases, subscribe with Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Google Podcasts, Castbox, […]

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WikiLeaks Shop Now Accepts Bitcoin Lightning Payments

The official WikiLeaks Shop, an offshoot of the non-profit infamous for leaking government secrets, now accepts bitcoin Lightning payments.  All proceeds from the online store, which sells WikiLeaks T-shirts and other swag, goes to fund WikiLeaks operations. The shop already accepts bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies for payments. Now, as of Tuesday, it also accepts […]

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