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Payments Firm Nuvei Launches Crypto-Friendly Debit Cards With Visa
The cards can be used by customers to spend funds from their crypto sales anywhere that Visa is accepted.
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Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Is Getting a Marketplace for Payment Channel Liquidity
Lightning Labs new service, Pool, provides a marketplace for Lightning Network businesses and users to lease payment channel liquidity.
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MIT Develops 'Spider' Tech to Enable More Efficient Off-Chain Crypto Transactions
The researchers say their new routing scheme can help avoid congestion on off-chain cryptocurrency networks.
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'Multi-Part' Payments Could Bring Bigger Bitcoin Sums to Lightning Network
With its latest "major release," bitcoin tech startup Blockstream said its c-lightning software team is the first to release a working version of "multi-part payments."
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Lightning Labs Releases 'Loop' Feature for Bitcoin Payments Channels
California startup Lightning Labs released today a new feature to improve usability of the bitcoin payment channel network, lightning.
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'Microraiden' Payment Channels Go Live on Ethereum Network
A streamlined version of the Raiden payments channel network has been launched on the main ethereum blockchain.
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New Ethereum Proposal Aims to Supercharge Smart Contracts
The creator of a new ethereum project says his ambitious off-chain networks, done right, could enable more complex applications of the technology.
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Faster Than Lightning? 'Sprite' Paper Envisions New Bitcoin Payments
Researchers have laid out a framework for a payment system they claim would be even faster than bitcoin's Lightning Network.
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Ethereum Payment Channels Could Enter Production in 2017
A project aiming to bring payment channels to ethereum is expected to become production-ready by the end of this year.
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