Although Lightning Netwok is still in beta, number of wallets and apps built for it (named conveniently LApps) grows like mushrooms after rain. Here are some of the most interesting ones listed in the LN apps and wallets directory. LNCast is a podcatcher that allows creators to monetize their podcasts using micropayments on...
Since the first decentralized blockchain-based cryptomoney (Bitcoin), there have been attempts to take over the network, which is called a "51% attack". 51% attack refers to an attack on a blockchain – usually bitcoin's, for which such an attack is still hypothetical – by a group of miners controlling more than 50% of the network's mining hashrate,...
The Bitcoin price has been moving within a price range of $6,000 to $7,000 for several weeks and shows no clear direction - neither up nor down. Although the lower volatility is a positive sign from the point of view of many experts, many investors are waiting for a...
Raleigh, NC, USA — Moon Banking, where users rank banks on crypto-friendliness, released the world's first production API funded by the Lightning Network on Friday.   The Moon Banking API utilizes the LND implementation of the Lightning Network to accept payments for API quota. The API allows users to put data about the...
In a recent study, Yale professor Aleh Tsyvinski examined the properties of different crypto currencies and finally came to the conclusion that each portfolio should contain bitcoin - whether crypto-investor or crypto-sceptic. Tsyvinski: Bitcoin belongs in every portfolio Aleh Tsyvinski, Professor of Economics at Yale University, concluded in a new research...
The fact that computer or mobile games enable in-app purchases with virtual money is nothing special. Individual games also offer players rewards in crypto currencies. Players of the new Japanese game "Itadaki Dungeon" can earn some Milli-Bitcoins with a bit of luck. Itadaki Dungeon is a free 2D action game...
Earning crazy money with bitcoin is fun. But paying taxes on those bucks is a little less fun for majority of investors. According to reports from Credit Karma tax platform, revealed by CNBC, fewer than 100 people out of 250,000 who claimed to have holdings in crypto reported capital gains...
Bitcoin prices skyrocketed today, soaring almost $1,000 in one hour. And a question on everyone's lips is why? There appears to be no obvious reason for the large move, but traders are speculating about what may be going on. A narrative that big money is manipulating Bitcoin markets continues to hold traction....
In Africa, Bitcoin's popularity continues to soar. The crypto-currency market offers Africans the means to take control of their financial destiny. The buying and selling of Bitcoin in Africa continues to grow at a remarkable rate. The majority of digital currency activity may take place in Asia, but this is...
Hackers demand Bitcoin | Hackers have shut down key computer systems in the U.S. city of Atlanta, Georgia, and are demanding $51,000 in Bitcoin to reactivate the affected systems. Hackers demand Bitcoin: situation completely unclear The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, announced the attack in a press conference on Thursday,...