Op Ed: This Might Be Facebook’s Real Plan for Libra

Facebook released the white paper for its Libra “cryptocurrency” on Tuesday, and it received mixed reactions from individuals involved in the tech and finance industries. For the most part, Bitcoiners view the upcoming launch of Libra as a nonevent — basically just PayPal with the “blockchain” buzzword tacked on to it. I tend to agree…

Lightning Labs Strikes on iOS, Android With Noncustodial Mobile Wallet

2019 has been an electric year for the Lightning Network, and San Francisco-based Lightning Labs has delivered another striking development. The development company has already launched the alpha for its desktop Lightning wallet in April, announced Lightning Loop/Hyperloop to allow seamless channel funding and withdrawals, and released the network’s first iteration of watchtowers this year.…

How Abra Uses Bitcoin to Bring Stock Investing to the Unbanked

Assigned on June 22, 2019 Copyedit by Ashley Lachance It’s been only a month since Abra publicly launched its investment product. But the company has already received an “overwhelmingly positive” response from the public, showcasing the strong consumer demand for convenient and affordable investing solutions. It has also demonstrated how Bitcoin can be used effectively…

Op Ed: Debunking Bitcoin Myths: "It’s Not Secure"

Security is of the utmost importance when it comes to money, but how does one define security in Bitcoin? Traditionally, securing one’s savings has meant handing it over to a bank, but Bitcoin security requires quite a bit more personal responsibility — at least on an optional basis. Different people have wide-ranging responses to the…