Pay From Bitcoin Mainnet to Lightning and Back: Submarine Swaps Are Now Live

In order to make payments on the lightning network — Bitcoin’s second layer solution for instant and cheap transactions — users must first fund lightning channels. This process, however, creates a slight disconnect between lightning users and on-chain users. Lightning users can pay lightning users, and on-chain users can pay on-chain users, but they can’t…

Venezuelan Banks Must Accept Petro—Maduro Introduces New Economic Reforms

Two days ago, Venezuela’s President, Nicolás Maduro, ordered the nation’s banks to adopt the Petro digital currency, so now Venezuelan banks must accept Petro. In a bid to reform the nation and alleviate the current Venezuelan economic crisis, Maduro is trying to get the Petro coin recognized as Venezuela’s second currency and now banks within the…

Bitmain’s BTC.com is Launching an Ethereum Mining Pool

Bitmain Adds Ethereum Mining Pool: The world’s largest Bitcoin mining pool is cheating on Bitcoin. Bitmain’s BTC.com is expanding to add an Ethereum mining pool which will initially support both Ethereum and Ethereum classic.  Users will now be able to switch their hashing power from one pool to another, in light of what’s happening in the market. Bitmain…

ETFs and Financial Tools in the Cryptocurrency Market

After a brief hiatus, the Let’s Talk Bitcoin show is back with an informative episode on the intersection of “Wall Street” financial tools and the Bitcoin space. For those who are unfamiliar with how mainstream financial tools are being applied to cryptocurrencies, this episode serves as an ideal primer to become well-informed on the topic.The…

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