Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Lightning, Launches and Broken Promises

A handful of projects brought their tech to life this week, introducing new payment systems and coins to the industry’s offerings. Meanwhile, Bitcoin’s Lightning Network makes headway for the dev community, and one of crypto’s older and more respected exchanges (arguably) takes a step against the space’s principles. Finally, in a spurious game of he-said-she-said,…

Spark, a New GUI Lightning Wallet for Bitcoin, Now Available for Download

Spark is a web-based GUI wallet with built-in Electrum software designed for speed, safety and simplicity that utilizes Blockstream’s Lightning implementation c-lightning as its backend. The platform allows for easy spending and receiving of bitcoins over the Lightning Network, which is renowned for its payment speeds. Users can also run their own Bitcoin-based nodes, c-lightning…

Abra Supports SEPA Bank Transfers, Enabling Crypto Purchases With Fiat

Abra, the all-in-one digital wallet and cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its support for Single Euro Payment Area (SEPA) bank accounts. European users can now enable direct wire transfers from European banks to purchase any of Abra’s 28 available cryptocurrencies. Founded in 2014, Abra is working toward providing users with maximum privacy and control. The application…