Lightning Hood Weekly Round-Up for the Week Starting 3/4/19

Newly Added Items on Lightning Hood

1.) SatoshiTweet allows individuals to use lightning to tweet anonymously, each character costs 50 satoshis – Tweet with Lightning
Use lightning to tweet, each character costs 50

2.) Pseudozach launches Balnr, a lightning channel balancer

3.) Pebble is a bitcoin lightning network wallet with a focus on privacy and self sovereignty. Pebble will feature a built in lightning node with client side filtering via neutrino and is powered by the LND lightning implementation

4.) LN Wallet is a custodial online lightning wallet solution with an API for merchants

LNWALLET.IO – The first ever Bitcoin Lightning Network online wallet with an API for merchants
The easiest way to get started with the Lightning Network. Send and receive Bitcoin over the Lightning Network using…

Lightning Network News and Good Reads from the Week

1.) The Lightning Network Trust Chain torch travels from Iran to Israel

Bitcoin Can’t Be Stopped By Politics – Lightning ‘Torch’ Goes From Iran to Israel –
The Lightning Network ‘torch’ payment has reached Israel after it was sent by an Iranian in a symbolic gesture of peace…

2.) Bolt-A-Thon is the world’s first virtual Lightning Network conference and hackathon

Bolt-a-thon – Lightning Network Conference
The first fully virtual Lightning Network Conference attendable by anyone in the

3.) Coinbase reacts tothe #DeleteCoinbase movement by parting ways with several employees from Neutrino

Coinbase Pushes Out Ex-Hacking Team Employees Following Uproar – CoinDesk
Coinbase is parting ways with several employees from Neutrino following widespread criticism over the crypto exchange’s…

4.) BlockFi announces the launch of the world’s first cryptocurrency-based savings account. This account will allow users to deposit Bitcoin and Ethereum and earn a 6% annual interest rate

Is this the highest yielding deposit account in finance?
Our team at Morgan Creek Digital made an investment in BlockFi last year. The company has continued to grow at an…

5.) New details about Starbuck’s partnership with Bakkt suggest that it will accept Bitcoin-based payments after an equity dea

l‘Coffee for Bakkt’? Starbucks Equity Deal Will See Crypto-Based Payments, Source Claims
An unknown number of shares has allegedly changed hands between Bakkt and Starbucks in return for payments

6.) People are using Blockstream’s Satellites and to send all kinds of messages into space utilizing the Lightning Network

People Are Paying Bitcoin to Send Weird and Wild Messages Into Space – CoinDesk
You’re not sure where it will end up exactly or who will actually read it. But you type up a message, pay a couple of…

7.) Jack Mallers and the Zap team introduce a new widget for their mobile app the quotes the relative value of a satoshi to 1 penny

8.) Blockstream launches an update to their block explorer with new features such as privacy heuristics, segwit fee gains and unconfirmed txs estimates

9.) Nopara73 writes a fantastic article about the importance of controlling the keys to your coins and privacy in Bitcoin

Coin Control Is Must Learn If You Care About Your Privacy In Bitcoin
UPDATE: This article was written in Nov 29, 2017 and was updated in March, 06,

10.) The Lightning Hood team is proud to launch Lightning Hood Game Studio, the Lightning version of Miniclip games

Introducing Lightning Hood Game Studio!
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Lightning Hood’s Selection for Meme of the Week

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