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A Deep Dive Into Lightning as a Bitcoin Scaling Solution

The Lightning Network is often cited as a potential solution for the Bitcoin scaling problem - this report provides a summary of Lightning, outlines the metrics that can give insight and dives into potential vulnerabilities which might hinder broader adoption. The report culminates in providing the thoughts of multiple Lightning developers on what needs to happen to best push Lightning adoption in the future.

Sep 13, 2021 at 7:37 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 8:12 p.m. UTC


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George Kaloudis is a research associate for CoinDesk.

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