Sparkswap Desktop Lets Users Deposit Bitcoin Directly Into Their Lightning Wallets

Lightning service provider Sparkswap now features a desktop application with a first-of-its-kind killer feature: USD-to-bitcoin purchases that deposit sats directly into a user’s Lightning wallet. Dubbed “Sparkswap Desktop,” the new product “allows consumers for the first time ever to buy bitcoin directly into their Lightning wallets using USD,” according to a press release shared with…

Range-Bound Market Tests Macro Milestones

Amid an otherwise uneventful market structure, bitcoin seems to be making a consolidation pattern known as a “head and shoulders bottom.” The pattern is still forming and is not yet actionable, but if it manages to break to the upside, it could push the market to retest its $12,500 high. The bulls really want to…

Bitcoin Billionaires Predict Price Spikes in 2020

This article was originally published by 8btc and written by Lylian Teng. Zhao Dong, one of China’s most influential bitcoin billionaires and a well-known over-the-counter (OTC) trader, said that he thinks the cryptocurrency market is poised to take off within the next three months. Known as a shareholder of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and the founder…

Institutional Cryptocurrency Interest Is Booming, Regulations Need to Catch Up

With institutional interest in crypto assets growing, crypto-specific projects and traditional finance companies alike have been ramping up their institutional offerings to cater to the needs of this specific client base. Though a lot of effort has been put into building secure infrastructure and solutions for financial institutions to enter the cryptocurrency field, unclear regulations…