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Bitcoin in Space: Blockstream’s Satellite Network Now 25X Faster


Bitcoin in Space: Blockstream’s Satellite Network Now 25X Faster

Blockstream’s updated protocol for their satellite service makes it possible to download a full node without an internet connection. Blockstream has just upgraded their satellite network that carries the Bitcoin blockchain for the first time in almost two years. The data rate is now 25 times faster and users can sync an entire node without connecting to the web. The Blockstream satellite service provides internet-free Bitcoin (BTC) transactions and information sharing to crypto users in nearly every corner of the world. The company has leased six geostationary satellites which are used to broadcast the blockchain to Africa, Europe, South and North America, and the Asia Pacific region. Read More...