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Exclusive: Bitcoin Developers Explain Addition of Tor-Style Onion Routing to Lightning Network

Although the Lightning Network has the potential to help Bitcoin scale to millions of new users, the scheme powered by payment channels has become a controversial topic of conversation in the community. Some would rather see an immediate increase in the block size limit, but the developers behind Bitcoin Core seem intent on turning the Lightning Network into a reality as quickly […]

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A Simple Explanation of the Lightning Network

Network scalability has been a key topic of discussion in the bitcoin community over the past few years, and there are already many different solutions in the works from a variety of bitcoin developers. Although the block size debate has taken center stage in 2015, another proposal, the Lightning Network, could be just as useful in scaling bitcoin to […]

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Bitcoin Isn’t About Disrupting Credit Card Payments

Ever since bitcoin captured the hearts and minds of the mainstream press in 2013, many tech and finance experts have come out and said that bitcoin could become a widely-used medium of exchange if the community is able to shake off its anarchist roots. To many early adopters, this has been a rather puzzling turn […]