RE: What’s The Latest?
The thread about the Bitcoin and crypto news sites got me thinking and I thought I’d post this for anyone who has any interesting new Bitcoin related news stories they’d like to post.
Here’s one on the latest progress with the Lightning Network
BITCOIN LIGHTNING NETWORK CAPACITY QUADRUPLES SINCE NOVEMBER
“Last month alone saw the network top 4,000 nodes and then explode in capacity to over $2 million value of bitcoin. Though the value of bitcoin has since fallen, in terms of BTC the capacity has nevertheless continued to rise. According to data from p2sh.info, it had reached 460 BTC at press time.
The number of open channels has also continued to rise, breaking 16,500, while nodes have increased to 4300+.”
SATOSHI’S VISION ‘NOT A NEW VISA’ BUT AN ALTERNATIVE TO BANKS, SAYS DAN HELD
” In a series of tweets January 14, Held became the latest well-known figure to take issue with pundits who claim Bitcoin’s intended purpose is primarily as a currency for payments.
They, he argues, especially those who champion the concept of “Satoshi’s vision,” do not take into account the full implications of the Bitcoin whitepaper Nakamoto published in 2008.
“Satoshi’s Vision… is a silly endeavor, as it doesn’t matter what it was, we are where we are now,” he began. ”