Plasma Became Optimism and It Might Just Save Ethereum

The ethereum network is still looking to boost transaction capacity and the startup Optimism wants to lead the charge.  Since the network’s throughput is limited to roughly 15 transactions per second, ethereum can’t become a widespread platform for automating functions, like supply chain management and loans, unless it scales. So Optimism aims to use a […]

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Why Lightning Payments Aren’t Clicking for Porn Companies (Just Yet)

Bitcoin may finally achieve broader traction through the adult entertainment industry in 2020, but the chips aren’t stacked in its favor. So far, typical sex industry businesses like London’s 23 Paul Street strip club, said last June the venue stopped accepting bitcoin because customers simply weren’t paying with it. But the lightning network, a layer […]

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How Bitcoin’s Lightning Can Be Used for Private Messaging

Bitcoin’s lightning network might have a use case beyond faster and more scalable payments. Last week Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental, new proof of concept: Whatsat, a version of lightning that can be used to send private messages. Like bitcoin, it’s censorship-resistant. But, unlike encrypted apps that morph messages into unreadable, garbled […]

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