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Manga Review: Time Paradox Ghostwriter Volume 1 & 2

Time Paradox Ghostwriter is quite an interesting manga. What I first thought to be a manga series about the adventures of a time-traveling mangaka and their slew of hijinks turned out to be a social commentary on the often crippling nature of the modern manga industry. Premise The manga follows Teppei Sasaki, a 24-year-old budding manga creator who after getting first place in a manga competition, decides to follow his dreams of becoming a full-fledged mangaka after school while his friends chase traditional careers. Unfortunately, despite his relentless pursuit of

Chai-Yo Restaurant now accepting bitcoin payments for gift vouchers

We’re always happy to hear from local businesses getting into crypto, and the team at Chai-Yo Restaurant on Dublin’s Baggot Street has recently got in touch. The restaurant is well known for its Teppanyaki meals, as well as a tasty range of asian and japanese cuisine. I’ve eaten myself there a couple of times over the year, and it’s great craic with a lovely environment, great food and drink, and normally the guitar will get whipped out at some stage by the owners to serenade customers. We had a chat

The best PS5 games

With the PS5 approaching a year on the market, we have seen a strong start to the console’s life with multiple PlayStation Studios titles that have become some of the best PS5 games. Combine that with the offerings from both third-party and indie developers, which have helped diversify the console’s lineup, players have got a pretty strong library to choose from. Games like Demon’s Souls and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales made an impression in late 2020. But this year we have seen games utilise the DualSense controller in unique ways,

Plasm Network: A Layer 2 Parachain

Scalability is a major issue for most existing decentralized blockchains in the crypto space. Plasm Network, a layer 2 blockchain protocol, looks to put an end to blockchain scalability, privacy, and interoperability issues.   Blockchains by design are not made to scale due to their decentralized consensus mechanism. Their transaction speeds, measured in transactions per second (TPS), are far slower compared to centralized systems. This results in longer transaction time and generally poor user experience. That’s because most people are used to paying instantly with credit cards and cash. This makes

Number of Users Who Own At Least 1 BTC at ATH | Bitcoin News Summary Sep 14, 2020

 Despite the most recent price dump where BTC lost about $2,000 from its price per coin, the number of people who own at least one full BTC is at an all-time high. There are currently over 800,000 ‘wholecoiners.’ Bitcoin investors seem unbothered by recent price swings. America’s tax collection agency, the IRS, is offering a $300,000 contract to anyone who can trace transactions occurring via Monero and Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Anyone looking to take up the challenge has until Wednesday the 16th to present their proposal. Switzerland maintains its

Bitcoin Reddit Roundup – August 2020

Welcome to the 3rd edition of Reddit Roundup by Nik and Flip of Bitcoin Magazine!This contains 40 links to most of the best quality content that was uploaded to Reddit for this month. Most links come from the popular r/bitcoin, but we also retrieved posts from other ones as well such as r/BitcoinMining.In this roundup, there are 10 different categories each link falls under, and the categories are: Privacy, Adoption, Development, Security, Mining, Business, Education, Regulation & Politics, Archaeology (Financial Incumbents), and last but not least Memes, Fun, And Other.Some

With TVL At New Record, The Lightning Network’s Time Has Come

This article originally appeared in our Weekly Bits newsletter. If you want our news and analysis before anyone else, make sure you subscribe now!This week, the Lightning Network set a new record for the dollar value held in its payment channels at $12.6 million, according to data shared by Bitcoin Visuals.This metric is also known as the total value locked (TVL) in Bitcoin’s second layer payments solution and demonstrates the amount of money that users have moved into the channels, which let them quickly and efficiently transmit value to one another,

What We Can Learn About Lightning From #LNTrustChain2: Part 1

The first Lightning Network “torch relay” debuted on January 19, 2019, to spread adoption of second-layer Bitcoin payment protocol. When it concluded in April 2019, it boasted 278 participants and 56 countries visited. One year later, Hodlonaut, the person behind the torch inception started the relay again, on January 19, 2020. After a few days, however, it was obvious that the new iteration of the torch was different, starting with a high rate of torches being stolen and ending with the chain being “cancelled” by sending the amount through tippin.me