Zero Amount Invoices

Zero amount invoices have been around since the inception of invoices on the lightning network and are widely used for tips, among other things. At Suredbits, we use them as part of our refund mechanism. It turns out, however, that …

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Lightning Network

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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Lightning 101 For Exchanges: User Experience – Liquidity

Crypto exchanges can improve customer experience on their platform’s via Lightning technology by providing greater liquidity while offering enhanced privacy protections.   In this post, we will focus on the matter of liquidity; its importance to traders and how both exchanges …

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Crypto data API

How to: Suredbits API JS client library

In December, Suredbits released the worlds first streaming API for cryptocurrency exchange market data over the Lightning Network. It allows developers and traders to query for realtime market data on both spot and futures based products. This is in addition to …

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websocket playground

API Websocket Playground

Our new websocket playground application is live. The playground will help developers explore, test and familiarize themselves with our API services. All our current datasets – Crypto Exchange, NFL and NBA – are available along with their respective channels. Developers …

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Lightning 101: Challenges & Limitations

This is the ninth and final installment of our Lightning 101 series. To see previous installments click any of the links below: What is the Lightning Network What is a Lightning Node What is a Lightning Invoice What are Lightning …

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Crypto data API

Lightning API: Moving to Mainnet

Today we are moving our Lightning application for data feeds to the Bitcoin mainnet blockchain. This marks a significant step in the growth of Lightning for data feeds and we are excited to share this with our customers and the crypto technology …

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Suredbits Lightning Map

Lightning 101: What are Lightning Channels?

In this fourth installment of our blog post series on the Lightning Network for beginners, we will discuss what a Lightning channel is and how they work. In previous posts we have explained: What is the Lightning Network What is …

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Suredbits 2018: Year In Review

2018 was a pivotal year for Suredbits. With the release and growth of Lightning Network technology in late 2017, we were able to fully begin making our vision of democratized data a reality. While there were many milestones (and long …

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