Lightning Labs Releases Alpha Version of Lightning Offramp Solution Lightning Loop

Blockchain development company Lightning Labs announced the initial release of Lightning Network offramp Lightning Loop. Blockchain development company Lightning Labs has announced the initial release of the Lightning Network offramp Lightning Loop in a post on its blog published on March 20. Per the announcement, the software provides a non-custodial way to receive funds through […]

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US Payment Giant Visa Seeks Crypto and Blockchain Talent for Tech Product Manager

U.S. payment services giant Visa is looking to hire a person who will manage strategy for crypto-related opportunities. American payment services firm Visa has published a crypto and blockchain-related job opening on San Francisco-based recruiting software firm SmartRecruiters on March 6. Global financial services corporation Visa is seeking blockchain talent for the position of Technical […]

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Bitfury Brings Lightning Payments to US Payment Gateway HadePay

HadePay now features Bitfury’s Lightning Peach API, allowing merchants to accept Lightning Network transactions. Bitcoin (BTC) mining and development company Bitfury has entered into a partnership with United States payments processor startup HadePay to allow its merchants to accept Lightning Network (LN) transactions. The news was announced in a blog post from Bitfury’s on March […]

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Hodler’s Digest, March 4–10: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

In major news this week, university students seem to be making a profit mining crypto, and Jack Dorsey buys $10,000 of BTC a week. Top Stories This Week Research: ‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners According to research from tech conglomerate Cisco, college campuses are the second-largest crypto miners across industry […]

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Ethereum Has More Than Twice as Many Core Devs per Month as Bitcoin: Report

Ethereum has the most developers working on its base protocol of all cryptocurrencies, not counting community project developers. Ethereum (ETH) has the most developers working on its base protocol of all cryptocurrencies, not counting community project developers, according to a report by crypto asset management firm Electric Capital. The report was published in a Medium […]

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Major US Retailer Kroger Drops Visa, Morgan Creek Digital Suggests Lightning Network

Morgan Creek’s Anthony Pompliano has suggested that Kroger’s use the Lightning Network to replace Visa cards as a payment method. Morgan Creek Digital founder Anthony Pompliano has suggested that major United States retailer Kroger should deploy the Lightning Network in its stores, following the brand’s decision to stop accepting Visa at some locations. According to […]

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#DeleteCoinbase: Exchange Users Respond to Acquisition of a Firm Run by Former Spyware Developers

Coinbase had acquired Neutrino, a startup run by ex-Hacking Team members. Last week, Coinbase announced that it had acquired Neutrino, a blockchain intelligence startup, which at first seemed like a regular purchase for the ever-growing United States cryptocurrency exchange. However, soon the crypto community learned that Neurino’s key staff are directly affiliated with Hacking Team, […]

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