A Bitcoin scaling solution, the Lightning Network adds a second layer to the Bitcoin blockchain that allows users to create payment channels between any two parties. Bitcoin’s second layer scaling solution is growing fast but is still in an early experimental stage and it remains best suited to technical users. The Lightning Network’s new ‘watchtowers’ aim to keep users safe from fraud, making the network safer to use. Read the details on Brave New Coin

Karen Holleran

Karen Holleran

Karen Holleran Editor @aikarensf Karen is a proud third generation San Franciscan, and has worked in various positions including developer relations, winemaking, freelance writing, and as a teaching assistant for autistic children. She is passionate about disruptive tech, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. She is excited at how these technologies can improve the quality of life for people globally. When Karen isn’t busy discovering new things, you can find her enjoying the diversity of the Bay Area, keeping up to date on the latest tech news, or relaxing at home with her beloved rescued cat.

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