The blueprints for scaling the bitcoin are beginning to emerge and the Lightning Network may prove to be the answer.

When scaling solutions are implemented which allow billions of transactions to be made per second we will see an economic engine capable of facilitating business at the speed of thought.

Ethereum today is where bitcoin was in 2010 – raw infrastructure, lack of developers, and plenty of skeptics.

Out of all the nations of Earth, African countries will stand to benefit the most from financial technology such as bitcoin.

The ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.

The creators behind the interplanetary file system (IPFS) hope that in 10 years, the majority of the world's data is stored and distributed with their technology.

The bitcoin lightning network is an off-chain payment channel that provides instant, high-volume micropayments while removing risk of trusted third parties. Recently, we had the chance to ask one of the inventors, Joseph Poon, a few questions surrounding this new technology and how they are planning to use the lightning network to benefit bitcoin users.