Archive: Lightning Network


First Stage Investor​: Best of 2019

By Early Investing on December 23, 2019

The ​First Stage Investor ​team covered a lot of ground this year. Here are our favorite pieces of 2019.

Bitcoin Processed More Payments Than PayPal Last Year

By Allison Brickell on July 8, 2019

The bitcoin blockchain processed more transactions than PayPal in 2018. And that’s just the start of the good news.
This week, the News Fix dives into a group fighting for medical marijuana in Mississippi, Amazon actually failing at something and Binance cutting out U.S. users.

Why Crypto and Bitcoin Fundamentals Are Still Strong

By Vin Narayanan on May 31, 2019

Crypto investors should generally buy when the market drops. But a rising market provides opportunities as well.

Bitcoin Spikes While Crypto Makes Steady Progress

By Andy Gordon on April 3, 2019

Nobody can say for sure why bitcoin’s price spiked this week. But while price movements are grabbing headlines, quiet progress is being made behind the scenes.
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, institutional crypto investing takes a big step forward, Binance Coin rises in value and Jack Dorsey carries the bitcoin maximalist torch.

Lightning Network’s Trust Chain Goes Viral

By Allison Brickell on February 11, 2019

The bitcoin community is out to prove the Lightning Network’s strength. And it’s cultivating a sense of trust that’s integral to bitcoin’s ability to survive and thrive.

Bitcoin Declared Dead 339 Times, Still Alive

By Allison Brickell on January 7, 2019

Bitcoin has been declared dead more than 300 times, but it’s still proving the doubters wrong.

When Beliefs Don’t Match the Facts

By Vin Narayanan on December 1, 2018

In a battle of sentiment vs. fact, fact should theoretically win out. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case. The same goes for the crypto markets.

Crypto Spikes: Bitcoin Up, Altcoins Rip Higher

By Adam Sharp on April 13, 2018

Cryptocurrencies roared back to life on Thursday, and there’s plenty of bullish news to support the move. Here’s what’s happening...