New GUI For C-Lighnting to be Released

Developer claims that Spark will make the use of the Lightning Network much easier
29 August 2018   829

The developer and creator of the Bitrated project Nadav Ivgi presented the minimalist graphical user interface (GUI) of Spark. As a backend, Spark uses the c-lightning solution, which is the implementation of the Lightning Network protocol from Blockstream's blocking company.

Ivgi argues that Spark will make the use of the Lightning Network much easier, including through flexibility in the context of the configuration. A new GUI can be launched remotely via a web browser, on a local server using an application based on the open source Electron framework or on Android.

Earlier, Blockstream launched a demo version of c-lightning (v0.6) with TOR support, increased API stability and support for "light" nodes.

BTC Volatility to Fall by 98% in a Year

Analyst believe that low volatility indicates a decline in speculative trading 
18 January 2019   91

Since January last year, the first cryptocurrency volatility has decreased by 98%. So, if on January 16, 2018, it was $ 3,468, then a year later - only $ 61, CoinDesk reports.

Note, the daily volatility over the past year decreased from 9.1% to 3.6%, although on December 16, 2018 was about 26%.

In absolute terms, the maximum daily volatility in the first quarter was $ 973, and in the following: $ 345, $ 245 and $ 195, respectively.

At the beginning of 2019, this figure also did not exceed $ 200, and on January 12 it reached a minimum value of $ 45.17.

Analyst stressed that low volatility indicates a decline in speculative trading and an approach to a sharp price movement.

In his opinion, Bitcoin will soon leave the range of $ 3,500- $ 3,700 in favor of the bears. At the moment, the first cryptocurrency is trading at around $ 3,590.