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Please explain how to configure a satellite for btc payments with blockstream via space

Blockstream has its own satellites in the space orbit, right. So , as I understand, there must be very special requirements met for your satellite to be able to do transactions through space. Not ...
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How to burn confidential assets or pegged bitcoin on Bitcoin Liquid sidechain

I used to burn bitcoin sending to a bogus address like 1111111111111111111114oLvT2 There is any equivalent confidential address for Elements/Liquid?
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Could you open a lightning channel in a confidential transaction?

On an elements sidechain (e.g. liquid) could you open a lightning channel with a confidential transaction. You could probably open a payment channel but could the channel 'speak' to other channels? Or ...
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Are there really Bitcoin Core nodes running in space that were launched by Blockstream?

I've read about Bitcoin core being powered in space inside a satellite and streaming down the bitcoin blockchain back down to earth. What has been discussed so far and timeline for this to go live for ...
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How long do transactions on the Liquid Network take to clear?

Transactions on the Liquid sidechain are said to enable much faster transfers than the main Bitcoin blockchain. How fast are the the transfers? Does it still use a blockchain?
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Clarification about lightning network

When I run a lightning node, I have to set up a lightning channel with, for example, a highly connected node. Here a first question: When I set up a lightning channel with a node, have I need to put ...
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A cheap LNB for Blockstream satellite?

Has anyone here built their own setup for connecting with the Blockstream satellite network? I'm still looking for a cheap low-noise block downconverter. PLL LNB (linear polarization) w/ < = ...
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How would segwit help bitcoin services like, blockstream profit, and miners to loose?

Segwit in the current form, How would it affect miners except, asicboost? How would blockstream (other than miners) kind of companies benefit from it, in such a way that miners can't? I'm looking ...
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I want to launch my own simple sidechain pegged to bitcoin for testing purposes. Can it be done?

I've been reading about Blockstream and Liquid but I was under the impression that sidechain was something that would require changes to the Bitcoin Core platform. Is that correct? I mean, is the ...
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Does Blockstream have a revenue model that can only exist in a small block environment?

Anyone reading discussions in the Bitcoin scene these days probably has seen the following argument (or similar): "Blockstream is preventing a blocksize increase because their products can only ...
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What contributions have Blockstream developers made to the Bitcoin project?

I’m spending a lot of time debating people about Bitcoin online these days. One issue that I encounter regularly is that my opposite colloquists are unaware of the contributions the Blockstream ...