Breez Wants to Make the Lightning Network More User Friendly

New announcements around Bitcoin’s Lightning Network have been coming almost nonstop lately, with new exchanges, wallets and other services popping up seemingly every day. Two weeks ago, Zebpay announced its Lightning integration. Last week, Lightning Power Users officially launched and Bitrefill released an improvement to its Thor service. Just this morning, Sparkswap announced the public…

Infographic: A Map of Bitcoin Forks

This infographic provides a schematic overview of the main Bitcoin-related “forks” that can happen and shows the most important forks that have happened. It does not provide an overview of all forks that have happened. What Are Bitcoin Forks? The word “fork” is somewhat confusing because there are different kinds of “forks” that mean very…

Op Ed: Why Bitcoin’s "Toxic" Maximalism Makes Sense

Over the years, Bitcoin has gained a reputation for having a “toxic” community of users around it. This accusation is mostly thrown at Bitcoin by proponents of altcoins and those who have supported various Bitcoin hard fork attempts in the past. Of course, this is an oversimplification of the Bitcoin community. Crypto Twitter, which is…