Syncing Data Between Bitcoin Nodes Is About to Get Easier

Minisketch is a new solution that’s trying to solve an old problem. Spearheaded by Blockstream co-founder Pieter Wuille, Bitcoin Core contributor and fellow Blockstream co-founder Gregory Maxwell, and Blockstream software engineer Gleb Naumenko, the open-source initiative is designed to achieve set reconciliation between the mempools of each full node. “Set reconciliation, in short, is the…

BTCPayServer Expands Lightning Operability, Integrates Spark Wallet

Decentralized payment processor BTCPayServer now offers wallet support for c-lightning users. Following its most recent update, the BitPay alternative announced support for Spark Wallet, a client for the Lightning Network’s c-lightning implementation created by Bitrated founder and Blockstream employee Nadav Ivgi. With the implementation into BTCPayServer’s dock, users can now receive c-lightning payments in a…