Serious U.S Retailer Gets Rid Of Visa Payments, Is Looking at Bitcoin Lightning Network

Serious U.S Retailer Gets Rid Of Visa Payments, Is Looking at Bitcoin Lightning Network

Smith’s food and drug stores will no longer accept Visa Inc’s credit cards, according to Kroger Co. The reasoning behind the statement is that the fees are too high. Visa Inc and Kroger Company Kroger Company is a major one in the United States of America. According to their website, they have nearly 2800 stores … Continue reading Serious U.S Retailer Gets Rid Of Visa Payments, Is Looking at Bitcoin Lightning Network

Buy Domino’s Pizza With BTC Using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Buy Domino's Pizza With BTC Using Bitcoin Lightning Network

The Lighting Network is quickly allowing for new Bitcoin-related use cases. Now, a cryptocurrency payments startup has seen over 150 people purchase pizzas during the past week – all using the Lightning Network. Fold received over 150 completed pizza orders this week Specifically, this system is the brainchild of cryptocurrency startup Fold. Fold launched a … Continue reading Buy Domino’s Pizza With BTC Using Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

The Potential Pitfalls of Lightning Network Visualizations

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 Data visualization is rapidly proving a popular tool among those gauging the adoption of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. However, despite the colorful allure these visualizers hold, they are not necessarily an accurate depiction of the network’s increased adoption. Furthermore, the visualizers will soon become both obsolete and unfeasible, as the Lightning Network adds further privacy features. … Continue reading The Potential Pitfalls of Lightning Network Visualizations

Lightning Network Under Benevolent Attack by bitPico Group

Lightning Network Under Benevolent Attack by bitPico Group

 Bitcoin’s Lightning Network has recently been under attack. However, it would appear that the attack is not malicious in nature. Rather, the surreptitious ”bitPico” group recently took to Twitter, taking full responsibility for the attack, and claiming that it is part of a Lightning Network ”stress tool” designed to improve the Bitcoin network. The bitPico … Continue reading Lightning Network Under Benevolent Attack by bitPico Group