Crypto Heresy: Question Blockstream on Twitter and You’ll Be Blocked

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Crypto Twitter (CT) is a grueling battleground between digital currency enthusiasts, company executives, maximalists, journalists, lawyers, and so-called thought leaders and luminaries. For instance, on May 8, reporter Larry Cermak posted data concerning Blockstream and its sidechain project Liquid’s performance over the last seven months. After Cermak shared unbiased figures and queried an alleged conflict…

Blockstream Releases Test Code for Proposed Bitcoin Tech Upgrade Schnorr

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Schnorr signatures are no longer just another idea for improving bitcoin thanks to a new code library from Blockstream.

State of Lightning: What’s the Path for Network Adoption in 2019?

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The “instant payments” network running atop bitcoin saw fast user adoption levels in 2018. Will the trend continue this year?

Tidbits: Jesse Powell Criticizes Custodial Ownership, Simon Dixon Slams the Banking System

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Tidbits is a roundup of talking points from across the cryptosphere. Today, Jesse Powell and Samson Mow both voice their opinions on the custodial ownership of assets through trusted, third parties. Paul Sztorc shows the Bitcoin community that forks are not as frequent as they think and Simon Dixon breaks down his three problems with the…

World’s 23rd Richest Man Invests in Cryptocurrency Exchange Bakkt’s First Funding Round

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Bakkt, a digital asset platform created by the Intercontinental Exchange, has completed its first funding round, securing an investment from Li Ka-shing, a renowned Hong Kong billionaire and one of the wealthiest men on the planet. Li Ka-Shing Leads Investment Round For Bakkt Bakkt, a cryptocurrency platform backed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) had completed…

Blockstream Launches Liquid Network, Exchanges Can Now Transfer Bitcoin in Under 2 Minutes

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With blockchain advancement once resting on the shoulders of beleaguered, boot-strapping developers, some would fire up the afterburners in a push to deliver tomorrow’s markets, today. Blockstream, one of the industry’s most heavily sponsored development powerhouses, unveiled a Lightning Network-style solution permitting the largest stakeholders in the game to transfer wholesale quantities of Bitcoin in…

Bitcoin Core Developer Advocates Credit Card Payments Over BTC

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Bitcoin Core developer Jimmy Song has caused controversy by suggesting that bitcoin enthusiasts would be better off using credit cards as a means of payment. He described this strategy as being “more rational and convenient” than making multiple onchain transactions. His advice flies in the face of the rationale behind Bitcoin and has provoked a…