Lightning Development: Submarine Swaps and Multi-Path Payments

Last year we wrote a post explaining what the Lightning Network (LN) is to our users. Since that time, the network has undergone a flurry of development and has maintained about 35,000 unique channels and supports approximately 900 BTC in those channels. At today’s prices this is about ~5.8 million dollars (USD) worth of capacity…. Read More

Edge Development Update

In the latest release of Edge, we’re pleased to add native support for an interesting crypto asset, Metronome (MET)! MET has a few characteristics that make it unique: its use of auctions for new supply, it’s embrace of low and predictable inflation, and its portability between blockchains. New MET is not mined like many other… Read More

Market Turmoil, Central Bank Panic, and Plan ₿

The Coronavirus has proven to be the proverbial straw that broke the global economic and financial system’s back. The virus itself has devastated some of the elderly and those with previous medical conditions and has similarly exposed the fragile financial conditions of economies all around the world and put them in critical condition.  Context Global… Read More

Bitcoin Development: Taproot

Bitcoin developers are constantly looking for ways to improve the Bitcoin scripting language with three interrelated goals in mind: improving privacy, optimizing space efficiency (the space data takes up on the blockchain), and increasing computational efficiency (the effort nodes use to verify transactions). Developers want all operations, from simple spends to complex set ups, to… Read More

Earn Interest On Your Crypto With Cred

Edge is pleased to announce a partnership with Cred, the leading global crypto-backed lending and borrowing platform, serving customers in over 190 countries. Through Cred, Edge users can earn up to 10% on their digital assets including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum, XRP and more.  How It Works Edge users pledge their digital assets to… Read More

Is Money A Natural Monopoly?

When discussing the various competing monies in the global marketplace, a sentiment often arises that only one can win, and everything else will lose. The implication is often that money is a natural monopoly, meaning the market, left to its own, will only choose one money to conduct all trade. Sometimes commentators state this explicitly…. Read More

Litecoin Development Update: Mimblewimble

Litecoin has positioned itself as the digital silver to Bitcoin’s digital gold. Although it’s a code fork of Bitcoin, Litecoin is still a unique network that has maintained a top spot in the crypto-asset landscape since its inception. Many have thought of Litecoin as a complement to Bitcoin, a hedge on the failure of Bitcoin,… Read More

Edge Development Update

Our latest release features a new way to buy and sell for users in the Netherlands. Thanks to our exchange partner, Banxa, Edge users with a Dutch bank account can swap their fiat for BTC and ETH instantly and cheaply through the iDEAL payment network. The iDEAL payment network focuses on making the online commerce… Read More

The Bitcoin Halving

During our recent trips to Tampa and Miami, we received a few questions about the upcoming cut in the issuance rate of Bitcoin known as the halving. We aren’t forecasters, nor market experts, and don’t pretend to be, but there are some things we can say about it that might help users understand its effect. … Read More

BSV Development Update: Genesis Hardfork

Bitcoin Satoshi’s Vision (BSV) has a hard fork named “Genesis” scheduled for tomorrow, February 4th.  BSV’s name advertises what the network is all about. Many developers and enthusiasts in the BSV camp were disillusioned by BTC and BCH’s development path and have wanted to restore the Bitcoin protocol to its original framework, putting emphasis on… Read More