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Bezos and Crypto Revisited

Since originally publishing our “Bezos and Crypto” series in the fall of 2018, Bitcoin market cap has increased approximately 70% to $183,289,192,185. The number of Lightning nodes (that we know of) with channels increased 170% for a total of 4,498 …

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Encryption and Lightning Paywalls

Introduction There are many applications that monetize some form of digital data to users in the form of blog posts, games, videos, music, live data, and much more. One of the most common strategies for monetizing digital data is through …

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Market Data Fees And Lightning

Market Data Fees and Lightning On May 21, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued guidance on what exchanges must demonstrate in order for the Commission to approve a market data fee increase for data products and services. This …

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Bitcoin-S 0.1.0 release

On the 31st of May, we released version 0.1.0 of Bitcoin-S. Bitcoin-S is a feature-rich toolkit for making Bitcoin and Lightning Applications, written in Scala. It can be used on all JVM platforms, such as Java, Scala, Kotlin, Groovy and …

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Aligning Exchange Incentivizes Using Lightning

Lightning is an extremely powerful technology to align incentives for digital resources such as APIs. This week BitMEX — one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges — announced that data was dropped from their websocket api because of system overload. …

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Crypto Exchange API Update: Euro Trading Pairs

We are excited to announce support for Euro trading pairs on our Crypto Spot Exchange API Service.  Euro trading pairs are some of the most liquid and popular assets for traders.   With this update, we now offer a total of …

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Lightning 101 For Exchanges: Conclusion

Over the past couple of months, we have put forth ideas on why cryptocurrency exchanges should consider adopting Lightning technology for their platforms.  We have highlighted the benefits to both exchanges and their customers. But we have also attempted to …

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Lightning 101 For Exchanges: Routing Nodes

We have written previously about the advantages Lightning gives exchanges and their customers. In particular; lower fees, faster transactions, and additional security. In this post we want to discuss why crypto exchanges should consider operating a routing  node on the …

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Bitcoin vs Lightning Fees

We’ve written a number of posts explaining and discussing how Lightning can help individual traders as well as exchanges have a better trading experience and make more money.   The current bitcoin bull market serves as a convenient opportunity to highlight …

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