Category: Technical

Pierre Rochard: “Lightning Adoption Will Basically Mirror Bitcoin Adoption”

Lightning is a second-layer solution for the Bitcoin blockchain that addresses the scaling issues surrounding it today. Similar to Bitcoin, Lightning is an open-source protocol in which anyone can contribute to. Whether it is through programming and developing applications or setting up a node, participation in Lightning is not just accessible. It’s welcomed. The Lightning […]

Bitcoin’s Tech Trends of 2018: What This Year Brought Us (Part 1)

Where 2017’s dizzying price highs embedded “hodl” into the public consciousness, 2018 was the year that “buidl” became a trend in the crypto-industry — and Bitcoin was no exception. Anticipated in Bitcoin Magazine’s first cover story of 2018, Bitcoin’s technological progress only accelerated in 2018. Improving Bitcoin from around the world, developers and entrepreneurs furthered […]

Blockstream’s Liquid Network for “High Value” Bitcoin Payments Is Live

The Liquid Network is up and running. More than a year after its conceptual introduction at the Blockchain Association of Canada’s Government Forum in Ottawa, Blockstream’s bitcoin scaling solution made its public debut on October 10, 2018, after going live among its partners on September 27. Described by its creators as “an inter-exchange settlement network,” […]