Playing on Layer 2: Satoshi’s Games Brings Lightning to the Next Level

Though Bitcoin’s second layer is mostly appreciated for its speed and scalability, it also helps enable some interesting smart contract functions. In this regard, the intricate microtransaction features have inspired enthusiasts to work on Lightning applications (LApps) that disrupt everything from content monetization (with Y’alls and LNCast) to privacy-friendly text messaging (like LnSMS and Receive…

ShapeShift Launches New Noncustodial Crypto Platform

ShapeShift announced today, July 8, 2019, the launch of its latest platform to provide users with an end-to-end solution for securely controlling all aspects of their digital assets. With the announcement of this new noncustodial platform, the five-year-old digital asset company will allow users to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies while maintaining full control of…

Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review

Bitcoin Magazine‘s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news affecting Bitcoin this week. Adoption Coinbase: Bitcoin Adoption on the Rise in the U.S. Bitcoin adoption is on the rise in the U.S. and is gradually becoming mainstream, as more people have Google searched “Bitcoin” this year than the “royal wedding”…

FATF Guidelines and What They Get Wrong About Bitcoin

Bitcoin Magazine Bitcoin Magazine’s articles are written by a paid staff of full-time, part-time and freelance journalists with a passion for Bitcoin. Our writers adhere to a strict code of journalistic standards and ethics, and do not accept payment from third-party sources for coverage. Bitcoin Magazine also accepts articles from guest contributors from the Bitcoin…