Lightning Network (Bitcoin Layer-2)

A lightning network channel is a transaction mechanism between two parties. Using channels, the parties can make or receive payments from each other. These transactions are processed differently compared to standard transactions occurring on bitcoin’s blockchain.

Build your own Lightning Node with Raspiblitz

A Lightning node is software that connects and interacts with the main blockchain network and also within the Lightning Network itself. The Lightning Network surged from 1,000 to 3,000 BTC in just eight months in 2021, striking the 3,000-BTC mark in mid-October. While the network continues to strike all-time highs, growth grinds down.

Learn About Lightning Network

The Lightning Network (LN) is a rapidly growing second-layer payment protocol that works on top of Bitcoin to provide near-instantaneous transactions between two parties. With this practical guide, authors Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Olaoluwa Osuntokun, and Rene Pickhardt explain how this advancement will enable the next level of scale for Bitcoin, increasing speed and privacy while reducing fees.

The Bitcoin Lightning Network

The lightning network was first proposed by Joseph Poon and Thaddeus Dryja in 2015 and has been under development since that time. The problem the lighting network was devised to solve is the slow transaction time and throughput of bitcoin.

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There’s is a vibrant community on Telegram where people discuss lightning node creation, configuration and management. Anyone interested in running a LN node is advised to join!

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