Bitcoin Pizza Day rewind: A homage to weird and wonderful BTC purchases


In recognition of Bitcoin pizza day, the first-ever real-world transaction using Bitcoin, Cointelegraph speaks with the crypto community about their historic BTC purchases. Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day! Before you dial for a Margherita to commemorate the world’s first real-world Bitcoin transaction, here’s a slice of trivia: What do a family holiday to Japan, a 50 … Read more

A Few Ways We Can Upgrade Lightning Network Payment Routing


In order to develop into a protocol usable by the entire world, certain scaling improvements for Lightning need to be considered. The Lightning Network is a well-developed, fast-growing, Layer 2 transaction solution on the Bitcoin network. More and more services and exchanges are integrating it, the liquidity available for routing payments is growing, and more … Read more

How El Salvador Introduced 44 Countries To Bitcoin This Week


El Salvador hosted a financial inclusion event this week bringing representatives from 44 countries to experience using BTC at Bitcoin Beach. El Salvador hosted central bankers and financial authorities from 44 countries for a financial inclusion event this week. All participating members were able to download their own Bitcoin wallets and make purchases with BTC. … Read more

Central bankers bellow Bitcoin on El Salvador’s Bitcoin Beach


On day three of El Salvador’s financial inclusion and funding for SMEs conference, Bitcoin has stolen the show. The orange pilling adventure in El Salvador continues. In a video that beggars belief, 44 central bankers and financial delegates from emerging markets around the world shout “Bitcoin!” while posing for a photo in El Zonte, El … Read more

The Lightning Network Lunch: A Bitcoin contactless payment story


A data analyst on the Isle of Man demonstrated how contactless payments work on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network using an NFC enabled “Bolt Card.” The Lightning Network (LN) just got a bit faster, as the suitably named Bolt Card now enables Bitcoin (BTC) enthusiasts to pay for goods and services using contactless technology.  A data analyst … Read more

CoinCorner Released A Lightning NFC Card For Bitcoin


CoinCorner released the Bolt Card, a contactless NFC card that works similar to the tap function for Visa, but on the Bitcoin Lightning Network. CoinCorner has released The Bolt Card, an NFC-enabled Lightning card. Similar to a Visa, users would just tap their card on a Lightning-enabled POS to spend bitcoin. CoinCorner and BTCPay Server … Read more

Bitcoin, Bukele and a bevy of central bankers meet in El Salvador

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El Salvador welcomed 44 central bankers from developing countries around the world to tackle financial inclusion and discuss Bitcoin at a three-day conference. This week, 44 central bankers from developing countries around the world are attending a conference in El Salvador to discuss financial inclusion, financing for small and medium-sized businesses and Bitcoin (BTC).  Central … Read more

Can Bitcoin Fix Micropayments?


Bitcoin offers an opportunity to allow people to make micropayments, which could provide solutions for content monetization, online tipping and more. Micropayments were all the rage in the 1990s. The idea of allowing customers to pay tiny fees for physical or online products was thrilling and received a lot of attention. However, early micropayment models … Read more

Former Meta Lead Launches Bitcoin Lightning Company, Lightspark


David Marcus, former lead of Facebook Messenger, announced the creation of Lightspark, a Lightning Network infrastructure company. David Marcus, ex-Meta executive for Facebook Messenger, has announced the creation of his new company, Lightspark. Lightspark will focus on building, exploring and creating on the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Marcus notes his passionate belief that led to this … Read more