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Standardize commissions in Bitcoin Lightning network nodes: new proposal

Lisa Neigut presenting the project.

Key facts: The new proposal is called the “rank commission card”. The cards could even set negative commissions, subsidizing the cost. Bitcoin’s instant micropayment network, Lightning Network, is gradually being upgraded. Now, a new standard seeks to fix the format in which the nodes establish their commissions based on the routing capacity offered. The proposal …

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New version of RaspiBlitz software arrives for Bitcoin and Lightning Network nodes

RaspiBlitz interface

The software for managing Bitcoin and Lightning network nodes simultaneously, RaspiBlitz, released its new version 1.8.0. In addition to the addition of new features, the updated version also includes improvements to clients and other functions that this system already had. RaspiBitz is a software specially designed for a type of hardware known as Raspberry Pi, …

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New version of Umbrella makes it easier to manage Bitcoin and Lightning nodes

Umbrella interface.

This June 7, Umbrel presented the new update that brings its operating system to version 0.5, in which operating Bitcoin and Lightning nodes becomes much easier than in previous versions. Users of previous versions of Umbrel will only have to log in for the operating system to update automatically. For its part, those who want …

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Ethereum 2.0 will launch with at least 400,000 validator nodes on the network

Ethereum 2.0 will launch with at least 400,000 validator nodes on the network

Key facts: In the last three months, the number of validators increased by 25%. Along with advances in testnets, this helps strengthen Ethereum 2.0. Ethereum 2.0 continues to strengthen its foundations before the Ethereum mainnet merges with this new version. In the coming days, it could reach the milestone of 400,000 validators who will verify …

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Lightning nodes are emptied by “selfish” decisions

Lightning nodes are emptied by "selfish" decisions

Key facts: Some Lightning nodes lose liquidity in the service of other “selfish nodes”. Lightning has grown tremendously, but it still has processes to streamline. The number of failed bitcoin (BTC) payments over the Lightning network is often increasing due to selfish decisions by the node operators of this second-layer solution, according to a study. …

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90% of Bitcoin Lightning Network transactions are centralized in a few nodes

Bitmain launches new Bitcoin miner with liquid cooling system

Key facts: According to theory, centralization poses risks to the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Few node nodes encompass more and more Lightning Network channels and liquidity. The Lightning network, Bitcoin’s second layer solution, is showing signs of centralization that could pose risks to its security, according to specialists. According to one recent research, 9 out of …

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New version of Umbrel adds more functions to run Bitcoin nodes

Key facts: You can download the Boltz exchange app for exchanges between Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. Additionally, the latest version of Lightning Terminal is included for managing micropayments. Umbrel version 0.4.10 is now available to the public. With the new features added, the application that allows running full bitcoin nodes offers various functions for …

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Some Bitcoin nodes still have problems with Taproot within days of its activation

Some Bitcoin nodes still have problems with Taproot within days of its activation

Key facts: The bug has so far been partially fixed, in the absence of a new software update. Taproot’s official arrival on the Bitcoin mainnet is expected in mid-November. Neutrino, the thin client for Bitcoin nodes, is experiencing problems with the use of Taproot within its software. This, a few days after this update is …

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