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Record: it is already possible to send up to 0.05 bitcoins at lightning speed

Key facts: The previous record for the average of LN channels was 0.047 BTC. The full capacity of LN is also in ATH with a total of 4,300 bitcoins. The average capacity of Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN) payment channels hit a new high of 0.05 BTC, implying that it is theoretically possible to send this …

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Privacy or speed? Slowing Bitcoin Payments in Lightning Would Make Them More Private

Key facts: The “slow payments” would be bundled into a router node and sent together. This method would make network surveillance techniques, such as payment probes, less effective. A group of developers specialized in the Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN) discuss the possibility of increasing the privacy provided by payments made via LN by reducing their …

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a protocol to speed up the indexing of web pages on search engines

For several months, Google and the other major search engines have struggled to index all the new pages published on the web. Microsoft and yandex have jointly worked on a new protocol that could help webmasters speed up the time between publishing and indexing: it’s called IndexNow. Here’s what you need to know about it. …

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