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Bitcoiners Get Smart Contract Functionality

The developers working on Lighting Network applications continue to find new use cases and functionalities for the world’s first crypto. The Lightning Network, in combination with a variety of other upgrades, has opened the door for smart contract functionality on…

OmniBOLT Improves Smart Contracts on Bitcoin

OmniBOLT recently announced that they now support the easy creation of Lightning Network-capable digital assets on the Bitcoin blockchain. The protocol also improves the smart contract functionality of the world’s first and most popular cryptocurrency. OmniBOLT has been under development…

Xapo Bank Integrates the Lightning Network

This week marks another milestone for the Lightning Network as Xapo Bank became the first fully licensed bank to integrate the Lighting Network into their systems. The bank has been providing service to the market since 2013. The latest integration…

Lightning Network Strikes Mt. Pelerin Exchange

The popular cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Pelerin recently announced the integration of the Lightning Network into its core protocols. The move will enable users to deposit and withdraw their Bitcoin faster and for better rates. The developers seek to leverage this…

Strike Expands Philippines Remittance Systems

Payment processor Strike has doubled down on the Lightning Network payment system. The new system will enable users to send value to the Philippines over the second layer protocol from the UK and the US. News of the expansion has…

Nigeria Gets Active Lighting Node

This month saw Nigeria receive its first official active Lighting Network node. The node was opened by a Bitcoiner by the name of Megasley. When interviewed he spoke on how Bitcoin provides an avenue for financial freedom by enabling users…

Taro Protocol Programmable Lightning Network Assets

The Taro protocol introduces a way for developers to integrate multiple assets across networks using the Lightning Network. The service makes it easy for designers to leverage the security of Bitcoin while reducing fees and transfer times. Here’s what makes…

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