Bitcoin buyers should be aware of the risks and look after themselves, top exchange CEO says

Traders tempted to invest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin must carry the burden of responsibility, according to the CEO of a leading cryptocurrency exchange. "I think ultimately consumers need to look out for themselves, look into the fundamentals of any coin and not rely on any particular exchange …
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Senator Mark Warner: “I was an early investor in cell phones back in the ’80s, and I believe blockchain has the potential to be just as transformational as cell phones. As our government begins to look at crypto, I don’t think you can separate cryptocurrencies from the technology they’re based on”.

Senator Mark Warner: "I was an early investor in cell phones back in the '80s, and I believe blockchain has the potential to be just as transformational as cell phones. As our government begins to look at crypto, I don't think you can separate cryptocurrencies from the technology they're based on". submitted by /u/toroidalfield
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Lightning and Mainnet: A Look at the Protocol’s Hype, Trials, and Error (news.bitcoin.com)

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of hyped up discussion about the Lightning Network (LN) from those who believe it will help scale the bitcoin core (BTC) protocol. The Lightning Network topic has now moved from BTC testnet experimentation to trialing LN over the currency’s mainnet using real BTC. LN development and mainnet testing is growing and people are excited about this off-chain scaling feature. However some people are still skeptical as there’s been a few reported bugs,…

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The Lightning Network – We explain the motivation behind the creation of LN and why its scaling characteristics are superior, potentially resulting in a transformational improvement. We look at LNs limitations, including the downside of inferior security

The Lightning Network - We explain the motivation behind the creation of LN and why its scaling characteristics are superior, potentially resulting in a transformational improvement. We look at LNs limitations, including the downside of inferior security submitted by /u/BitMEXResearch
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