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

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