Tag: Lightning Labs

Bitcoin Price Watch: A $500 Drop is in the Books

At press time, bitcoin is trading for just over $8,000 – a solid dip from yesterday’s high of about $8,500, though it is a step above today’s previous low of $7,700. Bitcoin is struggling to stay afloat, but many outside factors are looking to prevent this. One involves ongoing regulation in South Korea. The country accounts for over one quarter of the world’s bitcoin and cryptocurrency trades, making it a …
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Lightning Labs Performs Instant Atomic Swap Between Bitcoin and Litecoin

Cross-chain atomic swaps have been of great interest to cryptocurrency users for some time now. In most cases, these swaps are performed between different blockchains using old-school techniques. Lightning Labs has announced it has come up with a new way to facilitate Lightning cross-chain atomic swaps between Bitcoin and Litecoin. It’s a major development, to say the very least. A new era of Cross-chain Atomic Swaps It is always interesting to see how …
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