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Payment channel networks, and the Lightning Network in particular, seem to offer a solution to the lack of scalability and privacy offered by Bitcoin and other blockchain-based cryptocurrencies. Previous research has focused on the scalability, availability, and crypto-economics of the Lightning Network, but relatively little attention has been paid to exploring the level of privacy it achieves in practice. This paper presents a thorough analysis of the privacy offered by the Lightning Network, by presenting several attacks that exploit publicly available information about the network in order to learn information that is designed to be kept secret, such as how many coins a node has available or who the sender and recipient are in a payment routed through the network.."
To start things off on a happy note, the team behind MintGox ESports tournament have released the details for the next event on Sunday January 31st. A total prize pool of 10 million satoshis are up for grabs for those willing to be challenged in matches of CS:GO, Bitcoin Rally, BBH and Turbo84.
The team was interviewed on the latest Swan Live Lounge podcast and released a video that explains the thinking behind MintGox and how it is different from any conventional ESports tournaments. Join MintGox and witness the future of Bitcoin Gaming.
If you’ve been living under a rock you may have missed the announcement, but the ZEBEDEE team have officially infused Bitcoin into Counter Strike: Global Offensive. Yes — that Counter Strike!
"SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said any future economy on Mars could be cryptocurrency based.
The tech billionaire, who is one of the co-founders of online payments giant PayPal, hopes to send the first humans to Mars as early 2024, with the ultimate aim of setting up a “self-sustaining city on Mars as soon as possible".
Responding to a Twitter thread started by AI researcher Lex Fridman, Mr Musk agreed a “Mars economy will run on crypto”, suggesting it could be with the novelty cryptocurrency dogecoin or the fringe cryptocurrency Marscoin..."
"A Parisian street artist is receiving hundreds of dollars every day in bitcoin donations from his painting that speaks about “fiat and money printing.”
Pascal Boyart’s latest mural, “Confessions of a Red Jester”, is a modern interpretation of the 1862 painting “Stańczyk” by Polish romanticist painter Jan Matejko. The original depicts a lonely jester against a lively ball in the background..."