As the Lightning Network continues to mature it will actually become more difficult to track the growth of the network. Detractors will claim that LN is stalling / failing, but it will actually be delivering privacy at scale.

As the Lightning Network continues to mature it will actually become more difficult to track the growth of the network. Detractors will claim that LN is stalling / failing, but it will actually be delivering privacy at scale. submitted by /u/Bitcoin_21
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MtGox Civil Rehabilitation claims now open. EVERYONE WHO CLAIMED IN THE PAST MUST CLAIM AGAIN.

Announced today on MtGox's website:https://www.mtgox.com/

People who never claimed in the past should be able to claim under Civil Rehabilation, so it is not too late.

Deadline is October 22nd 2018 to fill a claim. If you lost your credentials/old email used to sign on MtGox, you will not be able to claim online and will need to claim offline, so DO NOT WAIT.

If you submitted a claim in the past on MtGox or with Kraken, YOU NEED TO CLAIM AGAIN. The procedure changed from bankruptcy to civil rehabilitation and you need to submit a claim. I believe you might lose your claim if you do not submit one under the civil rehabilitation process as bankruptcy is no longer in play. Kraken is also no longer involved.

Under civil rehabilitation, your claim is not a fixed price per BTC at time of commencement of bankruptcy. Everyone will be entitled to their fair share of all remaining BTC held by the trustee. Claims will not be locked in at the 50058.12 JPY valuation per BTC and Mark will receive nothing. Value from claimed forks (BCH, etc) will also be distributed or sold then proceeds distributed.

All documents are published on the website. It's a long read, but all the details are there.

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A Computer Glitch Let a Trader Claim $20 Trillion in Free Bitcoin

An error in the price calculation system at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif has allowed some customers to claim digital tokens for free—including one who “purchased” $ 20 trillion worth of Bitcoin. That's problematic on a number of levels, but among those is the fact that the total Bitcoin market …
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‘Black Monday’ Shows Bitcoin Isn’t As ‘Dangerous’ As Regulators Claim (news.bitcoin.com)

Looking at mainstream media headlines over the past few weeks shows a lot of columnists and pundits have declared that ‘bitcoin’s bubble has burst.’ They always claim that it’s much safer to invest in traditional investments like equities or the stock market while at the same time highlighting cryptocurrency’s volatile price swings. However, on Monday, February 5th the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,175 points, losing more value in one day than the entire cryptocurrency…

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Remember one thing, other coins that claim to be instant and zero fees don’t have the amount of users or traffic as Bitcoin

Bitcoin's transaction fees and confirmation times are a result of a large user base and heavy usage.

Blockchain technology itself isn't good for scaling, with enough traffic, it will eventually get clogged up regardless of the coin.

This is why LN is needed, it's layer on top of blockchain that enables instant transactions, low fees and ultimately result in less traffic.

So when you see people shilling other coins on the speed, remember they don't have the userbase or traffic that Bitcoin currently has. Once Bitcoin utilizes Lightning Network, other coins lose their competitive advantage while Bitcoin will still have the largest userbase in crypto.

Bitcoin in it's current state is a store of value with massive adoption, Lightning Network will evolve bitcoin to being a currency.

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