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+.”
Thought some of y’all might like this:
Bitcoin Would be Lone Survivor in Nuclear War ‘Hunger Games’: Charlie Shrem
By CCN.com: Bitcoiners, rejoice! Only bitcoin (and maybe roaches) would survive a nuclear holocaust. In contrast, banks and fiat money would literally go down in flames. That’s what crypto pioneer Charlie Shrem wants you to know as you ponder a hypothetical dystopian future.
“If the unthinkable happens, Bitcoin would be a highly durable currency during nuclear war, as compared to fiat currency, which would fail for multiple reasons,” Shrem gushed in a Jan. 22 Hacker Noon post.
Since fiat money exists in the physical word and is not a digital entity”