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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Shriveling Due to Terrible Incentives – CCN Markets

Lightning Network payment channels on Bitcoin declined 23% in the past five months. Are the incentives there to make it a viable scaling solution? | Source: ShutterstockBy CCN Markets: Usage of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network underwent a sizeable decline in 2019. According to data from BitcoinVisuals, 23% of Lightning Network

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Australian Coder Warns Users of Lightning Network’s Vulnerabilities

Australian software programmer and Bitcoin’s (BTC) Lightning Network coder Rusty Russell warned users that “security issues have been found in various Lightning projects which could cause loss of funds.”Urgent update recommendedOn Aug. 30, Russell published a tweet urging LN nodes operators to update their software as soon as possible.

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Andreas Antonopoulos Announces New ‘Mastering Lightning Network’ Book

Andreas Antonopoulos announced his new “Mastering Lightning Network” book, co-authored by René Pickhardt and Lightning Labs CTO, Olaoluwa Osuntokun.Antonopoulos, Osuntokun and Pickhardt announced their new book, “Mastering Lightning Network,” in a YouTube video published on Aug. 28. In the video, Antonopoulos noted that the three will start writing in September

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‘Bitcoin Jesus’ Roger Ver Epically Trolls Lightning Shills

"Bitcoin Jesus" Roger Ver epically trolled Lightning Network supporters on Twitter while pumping his new pet project: Bitcoin Cash. | Source: Bitcoin.com/YouTube (i), Shutterstock (ii). Image Edited by CCN."Lightning fast" may eventually be a trademarked term for some crypto payments company or another, but "Bitcoin Jesus" Roger Ver used

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Bitcoin Lightning Network Works on Liquid Sidechain, Blockstream Confirms

Bitcoin (BTC) users can now take advantage of the Lightning Network while sending coins on Blockstream’s Liquid sidechain. Bitcoin’s Lightning Network designed to work across multiple chainsFollowing the debut of support for stablecoin Tether (USDT) on Liquid, Blockstream CEO Adam Back confirmed on Twitter that the technology can also support

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Lightning Network Dev Announces Alpha Version of Node Monitoring Tool

The Lightning Network, a second-layer blockchain protocol designed to provide high-speed transactions for Bitcoin and other networks, has a new node monitoring tool.According to an official blog post, written by software developer Valentine Wallace on July 24, Lightning Labs has released an open source “drop-in, dockerized monitoring solution” for

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