Bitcoin Core and its Lightning Network apparently have issues that could lead to the loss of cryptocurrency and warned the community to upgrade their nodes.
Despite having over two years of development behind it, the solution created by BTC developers to handle transactions, the Lightning Network, is still in the experimental phase.
FinCEN has issued a new guidance addressing whether certain cryptocurrency-related businesses need to be regulated as money services businesses.
Liquid Network, the Blockstream solution that enables private Bitcoin Core (BTC) trading, now allows its Liquid coin to be traded on several exchanges.
After a 20% jump in price, BTC is choking on thousands of unconfirmed transactions, and suffering once again from high fees.
According to CipherTrace’s report, over $950 million in crypto was stolen by hackers – 3.6 times more than what was stolen the previous year.
The much-hyped Lightning Network is “impractical” and “suffers from routing errors and wallet bugs,” according to the findings of a study done on the network.
Andreas Brekken routed 260 payments for an estimated $0.3, in what was billed as an experiment into the efficacy of running a Lightning Network payment hub.
As problems with the Lightning Network and the risks of Segregated Witness continue to surface, Jonald Fyookball questions Bitcoin Core development team’s “interesting contradictions.”
Despite the growth of the Lightning Network, routing payments within it is unreliable and becomes even more so as the amount of transfers increase, according to a new Diar study.