Bitcoin’s First Lightning Payment Successful

A Java Developer just used Bitcoin Lightning Network to successfully complete a payment to his cell phone company. BitRefill is a cellular provider that already accepts Bitcoin as payment, and one customer in particular just made his payment to them using an in-development protocol known as Lightning. Lightning is one of the proposed scalability solutions …

Bitcoin Price Intraday Analysis: BTC/USD Wedge Support Broken

Bitcoin price on Monday depreciated against the US Dollar after consolidating sideways for the whole Asian and European sessions. The BTC/USD at the beginning of the US trading hours formed lower lows towards 6239-fiat. Before that, the pair was trading sideways owing to minimal momentum. It kickstarted the Asian session with just shy of 6500-fiat …

Former SpaceX Engineer Targets Consumer Traders With His LXDX Crypto Exchange

A former engineer at Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced his new firm LXDX would launch a public cryptocurrency exchange, Leaprate reports Monday, September 17. Previously engaged in automation and propulsion at SpaceX, Joshua Greenwald has since turned his attention to institutional-grade cryptocurrency trading.   While already operating for institutional investors, Greenwald now wishes to hook the …

How Ethereum Hackathons are Drastically Improving Blockchain Systems

Since mid-2017, Ethereum hackathons have been held in many major cities across the globe, to encourage the development of decentralized applications (dApps) and blockchain-based systems. ETHGlobal, the biggest Ethereum hackathon organization to date, has played a key role in facilitating the growth of the Ethereum open-source developer community, providing technical workshops, educational talks, and resources …

Tim Draper: Crypto Market Will Reach $80 Trillion Within 15 Years

Venture capitalist and famous cryptocurrency supporter Tim Draper exposed his prognostic on the cryptocurrency market at the DealStreetAsia PE-VC Summit in Singapore last Wednesday, when he predicted that it will rebound to $80 trillion within 15 years.  The Revolution The famous investor thinks that blockchain and cryptocurrencies are “going to have such a transformative effect …