Maxwell Eyes Bitcoin Smart Contracts

One of bitcoin’s most respected developers, Gregory Maxwell, is returning to his cypherpunk roots with a series of new projects. After nearly four years as CTO of high-profile bitcoin technology startup Blockstream, he’s departed that position to focus exclusively on code. Mainly because, as Maxwell explained in his departure letter, he accomplished what he set out to … Read moreMaxwell Eyes Bitcoin Smart Contracts

Understanding Simplicity: implementing a smart contract language in 30 lines of Haskell

Source: Medium Last Monday, Chain released our open-source smart contract language for Bitcoin, Ivy. Ivy is a higher-level language that can compile to Bitcoin Script, the low-level language used by the Bitcoin protocol to determine whether a transaction is authorized. Ivy makes it easier for humans to read, write, and use Bitcoin smart contracts. But since it is designed to be … Read moreUnderstanding Simplicity: implementing a smart contract language in 30 lines of Haskell

Bitcoin Lightning Joule Chrome Extension

We would like to thank Pierre Rochard for his commitment to Bitcoin and Lightning Network. If you get stuck at any point in this guide (or after!) please contact Pierre either on Twitter or by email pierre@rochard.org so that he can help you out Lightning Joule is an awesome Chrome plugin being developed by William O’Beirne, check out his … Read moreBitcoin Lightning Joule Chrome Extension

BlueWallet brings zero-configuration Lightning payments to iOS and Android

BlueWallet has just released support for the Lightning Network. Being a 2nd layer scaling solution, Lightning promises low-fees and instant payments. But as a drawback brings a lot of complexities and unfamiliarities to unsuspecting users. Completely aligned with Bitcoin’s “be your own bank” for sovereign individuals, Lightning requires users to run their own Lightning nodes … Read moreBlueWallet brings zero-configuration Lightning payments to iOS and Android