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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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