- Taro is a new protocol being developed at Lightning Labs that promises to enable creation and transfer of digital assets on the Bitcoin blockchain and specifically on the Lightning Network.
- Any protocol that requires a bitcoin transaction to move another asset will be inherently limited by the block space market.
- As the fee market grows the cost of bitcoin transactions will become increasingly high. When this happens all other assets will be priced out of the Bitcoin blockchain. In the long run, successful monetary assets will be better served on a single purpose blockchain, or even better, a non-blockchain database where fees will be lower and transactions will be more affordable.
Central banks across the world are exploring the possibility of developing their own digital currencies, known as CBDCs. In this whitepaper, the authors make the most comprehensive argument against CBDCs to date: CBDCs will erode the distinction between America and authoritarianism.
Global presence of Bitcoin mining activity. All mining locations detected (n = 6062) are mapped by their unique longitude and latitude coordinates.
Valves are an important tool for flow control in fluid or gas networks. We investigate the possibilities to set up valves on the Lightning Network to improve flow control and reduce expected payment failure rates.