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BCH Wallet ‘Handcash’ Enables Bitcoin Cash NFC Transactions

On Saturday, February 10 a new bitcoin cash (BCH) wallet was announced called, Handcash, an SPV client that enables Near Field Communication transactions. The wallet’s initial release is still in beta form but is available to download for...

Lightning and Mainnet: A Look at the Protocol’s Hype, Trials, and Error

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of hyped up discussion about the Lightning Network (LN) from those who believe it will help scale the bitcoin core (BTC) protocol. The Lightning Network topic has now moved...

‘Unfairly Cheap’ Lightning Network Mainnet Hits 40 Nodes, 60 Channels

The Lightning Network now has over 40 nodes and 60 channels running as the long-awaited technology continues to take new strides. A $9500 Lightning Network Data reported on Reddit Thursday shows the propagation of Lightning nodes, which are just...

VPN Provider Now Accepts Lightning Network Payments

During the first week of the new year, many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been talking about the Lightning Network (LN). So far the protocol has surpassed 610 nodes and 1882 channels while many bitcoiners, businesses, and developers have tried...

RSK Mines Its Genesis Block – Bitcoin Now Has Ethereum-Like Smart Contract Platform

RSK Labs has finally mined its genesis block and formally launched its long-awaited Bitcoin-based smart contract platform and sidechain on the mainnet. While still in beta with limited distribution, the new RSK sidechain is expected to offer significant...