18 Months Away? Latest Lightning Network Study Calls System a ‘Small Central Clique’

The Lightning Network has been touted as the solution to the Bitcoin Core (BTC) network’s scalability problem for years now. Over the last few months, the Lightning Network has shown growth but there are still significant concerns about centralization, routing issues, and creating a usable mainstream-friendly interface. The ongoing joke that the network is “18 […]

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A New Second Layer: Channel Factories

A New Second Layer: Channel FactoriesLately, there’s been a lot of discussion about a new concept called ‘Channel Factories.’ The technology ultimately makes the Lightning Network (LN) a ‘third layer’ and a ‘new layer’ rests in between the bitcoin blockchain and LN payment channels. Also read: Peter Thiel, Bitcoin Astronaut, Moves Markets with Crypto Moonshot Channel Factories: Adding Another Layer […]

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