How To Build Your Own Lightning Node with Lightning Network Daemon (LND)

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This article was originally published on joedavison.com Lightning Network is growing in popularity and many believe it is the answer to bitcoin scalability. In order to understand Lightning Network more, I recently set out to build and run a Lightning node from scratch on my spare Linux machine. To start, I downloaded the LND source […]

Earn Bitcoin by Listening to Podcasts

You can now earn Bitcoin by listening to podcasts on the Fountain app. Fountain is harnessing the Lightning Network to enable podcasters to monetize their content using the Value for Value system rather than the traditional ad model. Fountain does not require any personal information to create an account, users can sign up with just […]

UK To Remove Know Your Customer Requirements For Bitcoin Wallet Providers

UK Bitcoin Wallet Regulation

The United Kingdom plans to remove Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements for non-custodial Bitcoin wallets. It is a major win for privacy and Bitcoin supporters on the European continent. The UK Treasury released its June report wherein it claimed that there is a lack of evidence that non-custodial Bitcoin (BTC) wallets are used for criminal purposes. Non-custodial […]

Wasabi Wallet 2.0 Released With New Bitcoin Privacy Features

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Wasabi Wallet released its new version 2.0 and promises a better user interface, cheaper cost for bitcoin privacy and many new features. Like its predecessor, Wasabi Wallet 2.0  is an open-source, non-custodial, privacy-focused Bitcoin wallet for desktop, that implements trustless WabiSabi coinjoin over the Tor anonymity network. This newest iteration promises more privacy at less […]

Central Bankers From 44 Countries Trained To Use Lightning Wallets

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Central Bankers from 44 countries were seen testing Bitcoin Lightning wallets. Official delegates from around the world traveled to El Salvador, the first country to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, in May to discuss financial inclusion, digital economy, banking the unbanked, Bitcoin adoption, and its benefits for the nation. The meeting of the Alliance for […]

Cash Could Be Extinct By 2030

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The World Trade Organization’s (WTO) “Great Reset” program proposes creating a new social contract that respects the dignity of all people and does not include private property ownership. To quote WTO, You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy. World Trade Organization Surprisingly, it won’t be that everyone (governments, corporate organizations, 1%, etc.) will own nothing; rather, it […]

PayPal Finally Allows Bitcoin Transfers To External Wallets

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PayPal has announced that its users will now be able to transfer their money from PayPal accounts to other wallets and exchanges. This new measure is a response to the growing demand from its customers to open up to the potential of bitcoin. Since Bitcoin is an open network, any compatible bitcoin address can be […]

New Browser extension makes tipping in Bitcoin easy

GetAlby makes it even easier for web apps to tap into Lightning

The Lightning Network is disrupting remittance services like PayPal, Visa, and Stripe. GetAlby makes it even easier for web apps to tap into Lightning to stream payments and perform other actions. GetAlby is a browser wallet built as an extension that connects a user’s Lightning wallet with a web application like one’s Twitter profile, YouTube […]

37 Million Satoshis Earned On Lightning Freelance Platform Microlancer

37 Million Satoshis Earned On Lightning Freelance Platform Microlancer

Microlancer records 37 Million Satoshis in business through its freelancing platform. Microlancer.io is a platform that frees up clients and freelancers by removing the constraint of money bound by geography and banking restrictions. Instead of making askers and taskers lose money to their banks’ fees for small and frequent microtransactions, the freelance platform uses Bitcoin satoshis, […]

The Complete List of Lightning Wallets

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Want to send a tip as fast as possible? Try Wallet of Satoshi Getting started with Lightning is easier than ever. There is a great variety of wallets to chose from. In this list you can find the right wallet that suits your needs. If you want maximum security and control, you can choose a […]