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Wofür wird Bitcoin verwendet?

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Sobald Sie Coins gekauft haben, können Sie sie für Online-Transaktionen verwenden, wo immer sie akzeptiert werden. Denken Sie daran, dass bei einer Transaktion mit einer Münze kein Geld von Ihrem Bankkonto abgehoben wird. Geld verlässt Ihr Bankkonto nur, wenn Sie die Münze selbst kaufen – nicht, wenn Sie mit einer Münze einkaufen.

Wie Bargeld kann auch der Wert einer Münze schwanken. Aus diesem Grund sind einige Anleger von Bitcoin und anderen Kryptowährungen begeistert. Die Anleger spekulieren darauf, dass der Wert von Bitcoin erheblich steigen könnte, wenn es zu einem Anstieg des Marktes kommt. Ich werde die Argumente für und gegen Investitionen in Kryptowährungen später erläutern.

Im Moment sollten Anleger besonders auf die Geschwindigkeit achten, mit der Bitcoin und andere relevante Kryptowährungen angenommen werden. Nicht anders als bei traditionellen Aktien steigt der Wert von Bitcoin, wenn sich mehr Menschen dafür interessieren, und heute sind mehr Menschen am Kauf von Bitcoin interessiert als je zuvor. Sei es aus reiner Überzeugung oder aus Angst, etwas von dem zu verpassen, was viele als den größten Vermögenstransfer in der amerikanischen Geschichte voraussagen, das Handelsvolumen steigt weiterhin exponentiell an. Seit fast einem Jahr ist das Bitcoin-Handelsvolumen stetig gestiegen. Infolgedessen testet Bitcoin regelmäßig neue Höchststände.

Was brauchen Sie, um in Bitcoin zu investieren?

Sie brauchen nicht viel, um in Bitcoin zu investieren! Sie brauchen nur das Folgende:

Persönliche Ausweisdokumente

Bankkontoinformationen

Eine sichere Internetverbindung

Denken Sie daran: Wenn Sie die Bitcoin über einen Bitcoin Broker kaufen, müssen Sie möglicherweise keine persönlichen Daten oder Finanzinformationen angeben, da Ihr Bitcoin Broker diese wahrscheinlich bereits gespeichert hat.

Wie man in 5 Schritten in Bitcoin investiert
Sind Sie bereit, in Kryptowährungen zu investieren? Sie haben Glück, denn der Kauf von Bitcoin ist einfacher, als Sie vielleicht denken. Hier erfahren Sie in 5 einfachen Schritten, wie Sie in Bitcoin investieren können:

Einer Bitcoin-Börse beitreten

Besorgen Sie sich ein Bitcoin-Wallet

Verbinden Sie Ihr Wallet mit einem Bankkonto

Platzieren Sie Ihre Bitcoin-Bestellung

Verwalten Sie Ihre Bitcoin-Investitionen

1. Einem Bitcoin Broker beitreten

Zunächst müssen Sie festlegen, wo Sie Bitcoin kaufen möchten. Die meisten Bitcoin-Investoren nutzen Kryptowährungsbörsen. Es gibt kein offizielles „Bitcoin“-Unternehmen, da es sich um eine Open-Source-Technologie handelt, aber es gibt mehrere verschiedene Börsen, die Bitcoin-Transaktionen erleichtern. Diese Börsen sind die Mittelsmänner der Kryptowährungsinvestitionen, ähnlich wie ein Aktienmakler.

Wenn Sie sich für den Kauf an einer Börse entscheiden, müssen Sie sich entscheiden, an welcher Börse Sie kaufen möchten. Hier sind ein paar der beliebtesten Optionen:

Coinbase: Eine sehr beliebte Kryptobörse, die Verluste im Falle einer Sicherheitsverletzung oder betrügerischer Überweisungen versichert

Binance: Binance wurde 2017 gegründet und ist eine Krypto-Börse mit einem starken Fokus auf Altcoins

Kraken: Diese in San Francisco ansässige Börse ermöglicht es Ihnen, mit verschiedenen Währungen aus der ganzen Welt in Bitcoin zu investieren

Gemini: Gemini wurde 2015 von Cameron und Tyler Winklevoss gegründet und bietet Dienstleistungen für Gelegenheits- und erfahrene Bitcoin-Investoren mit unterschiedlichen Benutzeroberflächen und Gebührenstrukturen für beide

Bitfinex: Die am längsten laufende Kryptowährungsbörse, die für fortgeschrittene Händler und Kreditgeber optimiert ist (leider akzeptiert Bitfinex derzeit keine US-Kunden)

Wie Sie vielleicht schon vermutet haben, wird die Wahl einer Bitcoin-Börse für Investoren immer schwieriger, da immer mehr Optionen auf den Markt kommen. Finden Sie alles, was Sie über Binance vs. Coinbase wissen müssen und beginnen Sie noch heute zu investieren.

El dominio del Bitcoin cae al 50% por primera vez en 33 meses

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La cuota de mercado de Bitcoin ha recibido una paliza en el último mes, cayendo al 50% por primera vez desde julio de 2018.

Según los datos de Tradingview, el dominio del mercado de Bitcoin cayó al 50% el 22 de abril marcando el punto más bajo que ha tenido en 33 meses. En el momento de escribir este artículo, se ha recuperado marginalmente hasta el 51,48%.

Un periodo de consolidación de dos meses en torno al nivel del 62% terminó a finales de marzo, cuando las altcoins comenzaron a despegar. El dominio de BTC cayó constantemente a lo largo de abril, perdiendo un 12% hasta el nivel actual.

La última vez que la cuota de mercado de Bitcoin Trader se desplomó hasta el 50% fue en julio de 2018, cuando cotizaba a poco menos de 8.000 dólares. Era la mitad de un largo mercado bajista que vería cómo el precio del activo se hundía hasta los 3.200 dólares a mediados de diciembre del mismo año.

El dominio de BTC ha sido menor, en enero de 2018 cuando las altcoins estaban en sus máximos, el rey de las criptomonedas solo comandaba el 35% del mercado.

Ethereum, BNB y Stablecoins en crecimiento

Como ocurrió durante la última racha alcista, Ethereum se ha llevado la mayor parte del pastel de mercado de Bitcoin. ETH está actualmente por debajo del 30% de la capitalización de mercado de Bitcoin, con 285.000 millones de dólares frente a 978.000 millones de dólares. Como porcentaje del total, Ethereum tiene una cuota de mercado del 14,25% según Coingecko.

Los precios de ETH se han mantenido altos mientras que BTC ha corregido alrededor de un 27% hasta el mínimo del domingo de 47.250 dólares. La corrección total de Ethereum desde ATH ha sido del 18% en comparación, ya que cayó a 2.150 dólares durante el fin de semana.

Binance Coin también ha ascendido a la tercera posición en la clasificación de criptomonedas, con 82.000 millones de dólares y una cuota del 4% del mercado total, que acaba de superar de nuevo los 2 billones de dólares.

El aumento de las stablecoins en circulación también ha contribuido a la disminución de la cuota de Bitcoin. Las cuatro primeras -USDT, USDC, BUSD y DAI- tienen 74.000 millones de dólares entre ellas, lo que las convierte en el cuarto mayor criptoactivo.

Actualización del precio del BTC

En el momento de escribir este artículo, Bitcoin se había recuperado un 5,3% de su caída del fin de semana para negociar a 52.300 dólares durante la sesión asiática del lunes por la mañana. Los analistas lo marcan ahora como en el territorio de sobreventa.

La resistencia se encuentra actualmente en la zona de los 55.000 dólares, por lo que es ahí donde debe dirigirse para que la tendencia alcista continúe a corto plazo.

A la baja, hay un soporte en los 45.000 dólares, pero una nueva visita a estos niveles podría significar el fin del mercado alcista si no hay una recuperación inmediata.

Bitcoin (BTC): wave count suggests a cap is near

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Bitcoin’s price is in a long-term wave 3 cycle.

A plausible target for the movement cap would be between $ 41,000 and $ 46,000.

BTC is likely in a final bullish push ahead of a size correction

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) has increased significantly since the beginning of September.

While it seems certain that Bitcoin is nearing the peak of its upward movement, the wave count over a reduced period is unclear. This creates uncertainty as to the length and depth of a potential correction.

Due to the shape of the price movement, however, it seems certain that BTC is in a wave 3 cycle (in red below). It completed wave 1 and wave 2 cycles following its low of 3,122 in December 2018 and began wave cycle 3 in March 2020.

If this is correct, BTC is in wave 5 (in white) of its cyclical wave. A plausible target for the top of the move is between $ 40,602 and $ 44,127. These objectives are obtained as follows:

By comparing the time it takes to complete the Wave 1 cycle, it can be assumed that price will likely peak around January 19th. This would mean that wave 3 cycle took 1.61 times the time it took to complete wave 1 cycle.

The only problem with this count seems to be the fact that waves 2 and 4 (in white) are relatively small. However, they have sufficient alternation for it to be a valid count.

The sub-wave count for wave 5, in orange, indicates that BTC is in sub-wave 5.

Using these subwaves, we get a target of $ 46,384

Cryptocurrency trader @TheTradingHubb presented two possible BTC counts: a bullish one, and a second even more bullish.

BeInCrypto has underlined the first below, while the second is shown in the following image.

The difference between these counts being that in the second, BTC would be in wave 3 of wave 3 cycle, rather than wave 5 of wave 3 cycle.

In this case, the ensuing correction would likely be smaller, before BTC hits another high above $ 50,000. Then, as a result, the cycle of wave 5 could go even higher.

What seems wrong with this count, though, is the huge magnitude gap between waves 1 and 3. Also, the longer the current upward movement continues without a substantial correction, the less plausible this count will be.

Bitcoin drops but manages to stay above $ 30,000

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Bitcoin has created a bearish candlestick pattern.

BTC is probably moving within a descending triangle.

There is resistance at $ 32,800.

After hitting a new all-time high on January 3, Bitcoin News Trader fell the next day, creating two bearish daily candlesticks in a row.

Bitcoin is expected to descend below its near-term figure and decline towards the support areas shown below.

Bitcoin rally runs out of steam

After hitting a record high of $ 34,789 on January 3, BTC price stagnated the next day, falling to a low of $ 28,130. That said, it did manage to create a long top wick (indicated by a green arrow below) before closing at $ 31,988.

While the top wick is a bullish sign, the candlestick is not. So far, BTC has created two bearish candlesticks: a shooting star on January 3, and a hangman figure on January 4. These are two patterns normally seen as signs of a bearish reversal.

Despite the bearish candlesticks, technical indicators do not yet confirm the bearish reversal. The MACD generated a lower volume bar in today’s data but has yet to hit a close. Additionally, the Stochastic Oscillator has yet to form a bearish cross, and the RSI has also not moved below 70.

If a downward move occurs, the three closest support levels would be at $ 25,230, $ 22,290 and $ 19,340 (fibonacci retracement levels 0.382, 0.5 and 0.618). In addition to matching fibonacci levels, the areas at $ 22,290 and $ 19,340 also provide horizontal support.

The two hour chart also provides a somewhat bearish outlook

First of all, we can see that BTC is possibly moving within a descending triangle, which is considered a bullish reversal pattern.

Next, BTC appears to have passed that pattern overnight on January 4, but suffered a rejection from resistance at $ 32,800 (red arrow). The previous advance would therefore have been only a deviation.

So as long as BTC fails to break through and then regain minor resistance at $ 32,800, the trend is considered to be down and expected to descend.

A decline that would cross the entire height of the figure would bring the BTC down to $ 25,240, close to the Fibonacci level 0.382 in the previous section.

L’operazione mineraria canadese Bitcoin raccoglie 20 milioni di dollari CAD dagli investitori statunitensi

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BitFarms, un’operazione mineraria Bitcoin quotata in borsa in Canada, ha raccolto fondi per 20 milioni di dollari CAD da investitori istituzionali statunitensi nel suo ultimo ciclo di investimenti.

Secondo un comunicato stampa condiviso con AMB Crypto, la società ha stipulato accordi di sottoscrizione con alcuni investitori istituzionali attraverso un collocamento privato composto da 8.888.889 azioni ordinarie, insieme a warrant per l’acquisto di un aggregato fino a 8.888.889 azioni ordinarie ad un prezzo di acquisto di 2,25 dollari CAD per azione ordinaria e warrant associato.

Bitfarms ha anche rivelato che i proventi dei fondi acquisiti sarebbero stati utilizzati dalla società per acquisire ulteriori minatori, espandere le infrastrutture e migliorare la sua posizione di capitale circolante.

Emiliano Grodzki, CEO di Bitfarms, ha accolto con favore il suddetto sviluppo, commentando,

„Siamo lieti di dare il benvenuto a questi investitori in Bitfarms, mentre continuiamo a far crescere il nostro numero di minatori. Non c’è mai stato un momento più emozionante per far parte dell’industria mineraria di criptovaluta. Siamo molto lieti di aver stabilito una presenza istituzionale negli Stati Uniti“.

La suddetta espansione arriva in un momento unico per il settore, soprattutto perché la Bitcoin ha raggiunto ripetutamente nuovi massimi storici nelle ultime settimane, con il risultato che i minatori della criptovaluta hanno prosperato.

Infatti, a partire dalla scorsa settimana, Crypto Code ha riferito che i minatori Bitcoin guadagnano fino a 1 milione di dollari l’ora, una cifra che rappresenta un aumento di oltre il 180% rispetto al dimezzamento del maggio 2020.

Il dimezzamento, che ha dimezzato le ricompense che i minatori Bitcoin guadagnano per le transazioni di lavorazione, ha sollevato preoccupazioni su quanto più a lungo l’estrazione dei Bitcoin rimarrà redditizia. Tuttavia, l’encierro che ne è seguito ha fatto sì che questo settore rimanesse estremamente redditizio, con il trading di valuta crittografica leader del mercato a circa 31.000 dollari, al momento della stesura della presente relazione.

Secondo Glassnode, il fatturato totale per i minatori Bitcoin è di circa 13 miliardi di dollari, e rimane chiaramente un’industria attraente all’interno del criptospazio.

BitFarms punta alla crescita e all’espansione per fornire 3 Exahash di potenza di calcolo entro la fine del 2021, sviluppi che continueranno a contribuire alla rapida crescita dell’economia finanziaria globale e decentralizzata.

Bitstamp to stop trading and depositing XRP in January

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XRP is in trouble following SEC lawsuit against Ripple.

BItstamp is the largest crypto exchange to block US customers.

The third largest cryptocurrency is struggling to maintain its price with these claims

The popular BItstamp exchange has announced that it will halt trading in XRP for US clients. This follows an announcement from the SEC that the regulator is pursuing legal action against Ripple Labs .

XRP haters continue to feast on as another crypto exchange stops trading in the coin. After Ripple revealed that it was facing a lawsuit by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for illegal sales of securities, the price of XRP fell.

Soon after, a number of exchanges started removing Cryptosoft from their quotation or halting trading for US clients. The exchanges OSL, CrossTower and Beaxy have all stopped trading in XRP. The Bitwise crypto hedge fund has removed the coin from its wallet. All cited the SEC lawsuit as the reason.

Bitstamp then threw in the towel and announced the end of trading in XRP for its US clients. Bitstamp is the largest exchange to report the news to date.

Following the recent SEC filing alleging that XRP is a security, we will be halting trading and filing of XRP for all US clients as of January 8, 2021. Other countries are not affected. Read more:

On their website , the company announced that it will stop all trading and depositing for XRP on January 8, 2021 at 9 p.m. UTC. US customers will then be able to withdraw XRP, while citizens of other countries will not be affected.

Bitstamp, which has a daily trading volume of $ 500 million , says it will monitor the situation and adjust accordingly.

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Ripple Labs has announced that they expect a trial by the SEC the day before authorities officially release the information. Authorities accuse CEO Brad Garlinghouse and co-founder Chris Larsen of carrying out an „ongoing“ illegal sale of securities .

In the United States, securities must be registered with the relevant authorities, usually the SEC, to be traded publicly. Among the non-securities assets are property and money. Ripple Labs insists that XRP, which is designed to streamline money transfers, is a currency, not a security.

For its part, when the Fed comments on the status of a cryptocurrency, it generally designates it as property. Some frustrations arise with phenomena like Proof of Stake, in which small blocks of rewards might be considered separate taxable events. In the US Congress , there have been some efforts to try to smooth inconsistencies.

In the past, the US government has suggested that it would not consider Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) to be securities. In 2019, Larsen and Garlinghouse wrote an open letter pleading with the U.S. government to slow down regulation.

10-årsjubileet för Bitcoin Creators försvinnande

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För 10 år sedan idag var Bitcoins anonyma skapare, Satoshi Nakamoto, senast aktiv online. Ingen vet vad han har gjort sedan dess.

Den 12 december 2010 publicerade Bitcoins anonyma skapare för sista gången på BitcoinTalk-forumet.

Ingen har sett eller hört från honom sedan dess

Det finns ett antal anledningar till varför Bitcoins skapare vill vara anonym.

För 10 år sedan idag var Bitcoins anonyma skapare aktiv för sista gången på ett Bitcoin- forum. Ingen har hört från honom sedan dess.

Satoshi Nakamoto (som kan vara en man, kvinna eller en grupp människor – ingen vet det riktigt) gjorde sitt sista inlägg den 12 december 2010, innan han loggade av nästa dag för att aldrig återvända till onlinevärlden.

Pete Rizzo, redaktören för kryptovalutautbytet Krakens webbplats, gjorde observationen på Twitter lördag. „För 10 år sedan idag gjorde Satoshi sitt sista inlägg i BitcoinTalk-forumet“, skrev han.

Varför har Bitcoin-uppfinnaren Satoshi Nakamoto varit anonym?

Under sin årtionds plus livslängd har Bitcoin gått från att vara en nischbesatthet hos en grupp cypherpunks på anslagstavlor till en av världens största valutor. Ändå är dess skapelsers identitet …

Nakamotos sista inlägg den 12 december handlade om att förhindra Denial-of-Server (DoS) -attacker mot Bitcoin-nätverket.

Tio år senare och Bitcoins pris har berört nya toppar – delvis tack vare investeringar från institutionella investerare och godkännande från högprofilerade företag . Men killen bakom tekniken finns ingenstans.

Skaparen av världens största kryptokurrency har alltid varit anonym, och även om det har funnits många teorier genom åren om vem han kunde vara, är hans identitet och var han fortfarande är okänd.

En sak är dock säker, han har gjort ett mycket bra jobb för att hålla sin identitet ett helt mysterium.

Tron Asks New York Judge to Dismiss 2017 ICO Lawsuit

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The Tron Foundation has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by plaintiffs alleging that their $70 million 2017 ICO violated securities laws.

The Tron Foundation has asked a federal judge in New York to dismiss a class action lawsuit alleging securities violations through the initial 2017 Tron coin offering, describing the claims as „fatally flawed.

Chinese developer Blockchain filed a motion to dismiss on December 15, claiming the case is „unconnected“ to New York. The foundation also emphasized that the lead plaintiffs did not participate in the Tron ICO, and that they filed the lawsuit approximately two years after the end of the offer:

 

„Despite not having purchased during the initial offer or from Tron, the plaintiffs are attempting to form a link between their purchases and Tron’s alleged marketing activities.“

 

Tron argued that the lawsuit does not allege that US investors participated in the ICO.

The motion also notes that the three lead plaintiffs purchased their TRX tokens through a secondary exchange, Binance, stating that the lawsuit should be dismissed because it appeals to securities laws that do not apply to secondary market purchases.

Tron argued that the plaintiffs‘ decision to buy Bitcoin Rush years after the ICO through a secondary exchange has no connection to the Tron Foundation.

Defendants also dismissed claims that the Tron 2017 white paper was misleading by characterizing TRX tokens as not comprising securities, stating

 

„This assertion was not even alleged in the original lawsuit, and is nothing more than subsequent litigation.“

 

The lawsuit was filed on April 3, the same day that 10 other lawsuits were filed in the Southern District of New York against exchanges and crypto-currency issuers, all alleging the distribution of unregistered securities.

Tron conducted its ICO from August 24, 2017 to September 2, 2017, raising $70 million for its TRX tokens, which it described as the native currency of its online platform.

Lolli przedstawia Bitcoin setkom tysięcy nowych użytkowników za pośrednictwem zakupów internetowych.

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Forbes potwierdził, że baza konsumentów Lolli jest traktowana jako gratka, ponieważ platforma nagród online stworzyła system, w którym klienci otrzymują pewien procent swoich zakupów online.

Zwroty te są dokonywane w Bitcoins w celu zwiększenia wykorzystania zasobów cyfrowych, jak również w celu dalszego zachęcania ludzi do robienia zakupów online.

 

Nagroda za zakup

 

Lolli, aplikacja online rewards, jest jedną z wielu firm, które skorzystały z tego trendu. System pozwala swoim klientom zarabiać Bitcoin podczas dokonywania zakupów w sieci.

Ze względu na ostatnią pandemię, świat konsumencki zaczął przesuwać punkt ciężkości z handlu detalicznego cegieł i zaprawek na zakupy online. Zakupy w sieci zdołały się rozwijać, biorąc pod uwagę politykę zorientowaną na klienta niezależnie od ograniczeń ekonomicznych. W rzeczywistości, Salesforce Inc. stwierdziła w ostatnim badaniu, że 58% konsumentów powinno robić zakupy online dla swoich potrzeb więcej niż przed pandemią. Należy się tego spodziewać, ponieważ zakupy w Internecie okazały się bardziej wydajne i bezpieczne.

 

„Zakupy online i zarabianie bitcoin są bezkontaktowe“. W tej chwili jest to jeszcze ważniejsze, ponieważ oznacza to, że możesz nadal kupować prezenty, otrzymywać nagrody i być bezpiecznym w zaciszu swojego domu“, powiedział Matt Senter, CTO & współzałożyciel Lolli.

 

A ze względu na popularność Bitcoin, Lolli stworzył system, który pomaga klientom zarabiać cyfrową walutę podczas zakupów. W przeciwieństwie do systemu zwrotu gotówki lub punktów lojalnościowych, portfel konsumenta jest bezpośrednio zwracany za pomocą Bitcoin za każdym razem, gdy transakcja z partnerami handlowymi Lolli jest zakończona online.

 

Przynależność Lolli’ego

 

BTCManager poinformował w lutym zeszłego roku, że 950 kupców jest powiązanych z Lolli, która od tego czasu rozrosła się do ponad tysiąca, włączając w to renomowane marki takie jak Nike i Bloomingdale. Średnia stopa zwrotu (w Bitcoin) wynosi około 7,5% ceny produktu. Ta inicjatywa wprowadziła tysiące ludzi do świata Bitcoin, który prezes Alex Adelman uważa za „walutę przyszłości“.

 

„Bitcoin jest pierwszym deficytowym aktywem cyfrowym, który daje ludziom pełną kontrolę nad ich pieniędzmi.“

 

Wszystko rozważane, Lolli właśnie dał swoim klientom, sposób na gromadzenie Bitcoin podczas robienia tego, co i tak zamierzali zrobić, czyli zakupy online. Od marca do dziś, Bitcoin wzrósł o ponad 300% wartości i przykuł uwagę mediów głównego nurtu w ostatnich tygodniach. A wraz z setkami tysięcy użytkowników Lolli, więcej nowicjuszy na pewno zostanie wprowadzonych do Bitcoinu.

LiFi instead of DeFi – a revolution for the Bitcoin Lightning Network?

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Lightning Labs wants to revolutionize the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Users should receive returns for BTC through Lightning Finacne (LiFi) – but how?

Some believe that the Bitcoin Lightning Network is key to the scaling problem of the world’s largest cryptocurrency

Many different companies are working to finally make the Lightning Network accessible to the masses.

Nevertheless, no real breakthrough has been achieved so far and many see the Bitcoin Lightning network as a failure. Even so, according to DeFi , the network reached Pulsenew highs. A new update should fundamentally revolutionize the Lightning Network.

Lightning Labs announced on November 2ndthat they will publish a peer-to-peer marketplace without custodial for the Bitcoin Lightning network . This new service will enable users of the Lightning Network to make their Bitcoin Benefit available for payment channels in order to generate returns.

Various companies and service providers can then fall back on this liquidity if necessary in order to process payments on the Lightning network.

Has Bitcoin Lightning Network’s Biggest Problem Solved?

Efficient capital allocation is one of the most common criticisms of using the Lightning network. Existing Lightning channel operators often have no information about who can and wants to use their channel. This makes it difficult to allocate liquidity where it is needed. Conversely, users of the Bitcoin scaling solution had no way of signaling that they needed liquidity.

According to the press release from Lightning Labs, the new “Lightning Pool” will bring both sides together in a single market. This means that both parties should be able to interact in a market at the same time without losing control of their coins.

Companies or users can thus manage multiple channels and buy liquidity in the marketplace if they need to replenish their channel reserves for forwarding transactions.

On the other side of this transaction, Lightning Network users can use their unused Bitcoin by making them available as liquidity in the pool. In this way, they lend their Bitcoin to other users and receive a reward in return.

LiFi an alternative to decentralized finance

Lightning Labs is marketing the new service as an alternative to Decentralized Finance (DeFi) products. With Lightning Finance (LiFi) it should be possible to generate returns with your Bitcoin holdings without first having to tokenize BTC in WBTC, as with DeFi BTC . Said about this the developers of the Lightning Network:

The pool is still in the early stages of development and is not like DeFi. We don’t want them to deposit a million US dollars from day one as there are still some risks.