Payments in a flash: Strip club in Las Vegas now accepts Lightning
The Crazy Horse 3 has partnered with Bitcoin Lightning Network payments provider OpenNode.

The Crazy Horse 3 gentlemen's club has announced it has become the first major entertainment venue in Las Vegas to accept Bitcoin using the Lightning Network. The nightspot will implement the layer two Bitcoin scaling solution enabling punters to make payments in a flash. It has integrated BTC payment processor OpenNode which will initially allow guests to securely purchase VIP bottle packages using BTC through the venue’s website.

According to the announcement, the Bitcoin payments rollout includes plans to accept the digital asset for admission, food selections, craft cocktails and the club's signature “dance dollars” which are used for tipping entertainers. In other words, Lightning for lap dances.

Crazy Horse 3 publicist, Lindsay Feldman, said that the club is embracing the opportunity to accept Bitcoin as a way to deliver convenience and an additional level of anonymity for its guests, adding:

“The club's partnership with OpenNode allows us to cater to our tech-savvy customers' needs by offering an innovative form of payment that's both seamless and secure.”

ThorChain loses up to $7.6M in ‘Chaosnet’ exploit, offers hacker a bounty to return funds
Thorchain has indicated it will compensate users impacted by its multimillion exploit, however, would prefer if the hacker returned the funds in exchange for a bug bounty.

Popular cross-chain decentralized exchange, ThorChain, has suffered a multi-million dollar breach.

Estimates as to the scale of the damage vary, with ThorChain revising the initial estimate that 13,000 ETH (worth $25.1 million) had been stolen, down to 4,000 ETH (roughly $7.6 million) as a ballpark for damages. A subsequent, community-provided rundown of stolen assets suggests the figure is closer to $6M.

In the ThorChain community Telegram channel, administrators have indicated the project has the funds needed to cover users’ stolen assets, but articulated a preference for the hacker to return the stolen funds in exchange for a bug bounty.


Bitcoin network node count sets new all-time high
According to Bitnodes’ data, the network node count has increased by 2,739 nodes in the last year reinforcing Bitcoin’s decentralization ethos.

The number of reachable Bitcoin network nodes has crossed the 13,000 mark for the first time. As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the previous all-time high was 11,613 achieved back in January.

According to data from Bitcoin network statistics dashboard Bitnodes.io, this milestone was reached back on July 5 when the number of reachable nodes clocked in at 13,374. At the time of writing, Bitnodes’ data puts the current network node count at about 12,835,

Coin.Dance, another tracking website, also has Bitcoin’s node count at a new all-time high of 12,825. Nodes running the Bitcoin Core software make up 98.77% of the number, with the remaining scattered across less popular implementations like Bitcore and Bitcoin Knots.

Source: Bitnodes.io

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