37 posts by Sam Wouters

Bitcoin News – January 2019

This month we saw an increase of 20% in capacity on the Lightning Network, a new Bitcoin developer school in Switzerland, data on the increased number of transactions, mining decentralization, 50% of ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – December 2018

This month we saw r/Bitcoin reach 1M subscribers, Blockstream's satellite coverage go global, Bakkt raise $182.5M, more Bitcoin & Lightning nodes in one, the Lightning Network pass 500 bitcoin in ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – November 2018

This month we saw the Lightning Network rise to over $2M in capacity while still in “developer mode”, a rapid decline in price and hashpower, more tools for the Liquid sidechain, research showing ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – October 2018

This month we saw SegWit adoption rise to over 50%, the Lightning Network reach 12.5k channels, deployment of BTCPay servers in under a minute, the introduction of many stablecoins and a very stable ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – September 2018

This month we saw an extensive analysis of $1B in bitcoin on the move, the Lightning Network surpassed 100 btc in capacity (but is also becoming harder to track by design), the biggest block yet was ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – August 2018

This month we saw Microsoft, Starbucks and NYSE parent company ICE announce their development of a cryptocurrency payment platform. The total mining power on the Bitcoin network exceeded 50 Exahashes ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – July 2018

This month we saw a Bitcoin Improvement Proposal for Schnorr Signatures, another Sidechain for Bitcoin, many blocks over 2MB, over 40% SegWit adoption, a few billionaires investing in bitcoin, ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – June 2018

This month in Bitcoin we saw an increase in discussion about working towards adoption, some great new Lightning Network apps to help test the network, a $300M Bitcoin and cryptocurrency fund by VC ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – May 2018

This month we saw the amount of SegWit transactions continue to rise, talk of Wall street coming into cryptocurrency markets, news from big companies such as Microsoft, Nvidia, GMO, Square and of ... Continue Reading

Bitcoin News – April 2018

Lots of gems this month in Bitcoin. Besides the progress on developing the Lightning Network and Bulletproofs, we got an AMA from ex Mt.Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, interesting research into Proof-of-Stake ... Continue Reading