Hello Alby Community!
Welcome to the 20th edition of Alby Buzz, where you find out about everything new at Alby, the bitcoin and Nostr app ecosystem, and are the first to learn about what's coming next.
- Lightning Network Plus introduced the LN+ Liquidity Pool, a service to source liquidity for your lightning node.
- Amboss introduces Hydro to automate liquidity management for lightning nodes.
- Proxnut released a service to to protect or monetize web resources. The service is based on ecash tokens which can be redeemed for bitcoin.
- Gigsats, a marketplace for task, released new features such as email notifications, user activity status displays and improved withdrawal flows.
- Peach published its API for non-KYC peer-to-peer bitcoin exchanges.
- Proof of Workforce is a new non-profit helping workers, unions, and business with education-based Bitcoin adoption.
- GPUtopia launched a marketplace to buy and sell GPU capacity for the open AI revolution. Every person can earn bitcoin payments by supplying unused graphic card processing power.
- RGB made the stable release of the RGB command-line tool and runtime library for desktop and mobile integration.
- Minibits, an e-cash wallet with a focus on performance and usability, is now in open beta. Cash is backed by Bitcoin via the Cashu protocol and Lightning Network.
- Mutiny added a Nostr contact list to its app.
- Pocket Bitcoin added lightning payment functionality to its bitcoin stacking service.
- Coinbase plans to integrate the lightning network as announced by the CEO Brian Armstrong.
- THNDR Games introduced Duels, a Player versus Player mode that offers players the chance to engage in real-time, head-to-head battles.
- Fountain 0.8 is out featuring music podcasts (beta), player updates & performance upgrades.
- Phoenix Wallet deployed the splice upgrade to all users on Android and iOS lowering the cost for lightning channels.
- Lightning Labs published a draft bLIP describing how the Taproot Asset Protocol maps assets onto taproot channels.
What's happening in Nostraland?
- Lume is a new cross-platform desktop app
- Primal is now also available as iOS and Android app.
- EXIT.pub allows you to import your Twitter history to Nostr
Past and future hackathon:
- 9 teams participated in Tabconf conference hackathon. Have a look at the projects and their fantastic submissions.
- Legends of Lightning II: 5th Oct - 17th Dec. More than 90 participants already signed up to compete for a total price pool of 2.5 BTC.
- Nostrasia Hackathon: 3rd Oct - 3rd Nov. Be a Part of the early days of Nostr by building your own project or join one of these teams.
Alby processed all payments for the Baltic Honeybadger Conference
Contribute to Bitcoin Open-Source Projects this Hacktoberfest
Invitation to join Hacktoberfest 2023! An annual global event in October that celebrates and promotes open-source contributions. 🚀 As a mission-driven open-source bitcoin startup, Alby encourages developers to collaboratively shape the future of important technologies.
Read the full article with useful links about how to participate and win prizes.
Podcasting that Pays™ with PodFans
PodFans is a podcasting marketplace where listeners discover the podcasts they love and support their favorite podcasts powered by bitcoin payments provided by Alby. We interviewed Sam Sethi, the founder and CEO of PodFans.
Celebrating 1,000,000 monthly bitcoin payments
Alby is your companion for bitcoin payments and seamless access to the world of bitcoin apps, merchants and Nostr on the web. Thanks to our community, we have reached another great milestone.
In August, Alby facilitated over 1,000,000 bitcoin transactions over the lightning network. This growth is owed to consumers trusting Alby as their bitcoin account for daily spending, and businesses powering apps with Alby’s wallet APIs and developer tools.
Where to meet the Alby team
- Meet us at the Bitcoin Conference in Amsterdam October 12-13.
- Meet Moritz at the Plan B Forum in Lugano, October 20-21.
- Meet Roland at the Indonesia Bitcoin Conference in Bali on October 26-27t.
- Meet Bumi, Kwinten and Jakub at Nostrasia on November 1-3. All three of them will stay around for some days before and after.
- Or meet the whole team in our Alby Community Calls on October 6 and 20 at 15:00 UTC. Join here: https://communitycall.getalby.com/.
🧡 We love your feedback!
Big or small, feature requests or bug reports, we read them all! You can help us out with it by:
🙌 visiting and submitting to the feedback board.
⭐ leaving a review of our Browser Extension at Chrome or Firefox.
👨💻 creating an issue or a pull request on our Github.
💬 joining Alby's Telegram, where our team and users hang out and chat.
Thanks for reading,
See you on the web!