Lightning Hood Weekly Round-Up for the Week Starting 4/29/19

Lightning Network News and Good Reads from the Week

1.) Online stock brokerage E*Trade Financial is said to be preparing to launch cryptocurrency trading services

2.) Pending bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has acquired the Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC), secured insurance for assets it will hold in cold storage and revealed a partnership with BNY Mellon

3.) Joule gets updated to version v0.5.1 with a few fixes and quality of life improvements

4.) Zap for iOS is now listed on the Apple Store

5.) Hodl Hodl announces support for Lightning that once implemented Lightning Network to our exchange, every user will be able to buy bitcoins and receive them directly into their Lightning wallet & sell bitcoins directly from their Lightning wallet

6.) Japanese startup Nayuta is publishing the first lightning implementation geared specifically toward IoT, or networks of connected devices that feed data to one another

7.) Casa updates the Casa node with a switch that allows you to view your balances in bitcoin or satoshis (sats)

8.) The Digital Currency Group off-shoot Grayscale Invest has launched a “Drop Gold” campaign that encourages investors to ditch the old asset for its digital counterpart, bitcoin

9.) Payments company Square reported its first-quarter earnings today, revealing strong growth in bitcoin sales through its Cash app. Square reported $65.5 million in bitcoin revenue for the first quarter of 2019

10.) SSH has been integrated with Trezor, you can not only safely store your private key offline, but you can also streamline the whole process of remotely managing systems and applications

11.) Nodl updates its firmware to 0.07 that includes static channel backups to USB thumb-drives and Bitcoin core 0.18.0

12.) Samourai details Whirlpool

13.) ArminVanBitcoin provides some interesting insights on Bitcoin transactions today

Newly Added Items on Lightning Hood

1.) A tool to help you build your Bitcoin Nest Egg

Lightning Hood’s Selection for Meme of the Week

If there are any other major news events or items we may have missed from the week please let us know! You can reach us on twitter @lightning_hood

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