Lightning at Last? Test Shows Bitcoin Scaling Solution Almost Ready

Lightning at Last? Test Shows Bitcoin Scaling Solution Almost Ready

Bitcoin’s long wait for the Lightning Network is almost over. Announced today, the startups behind the three most active Lightning implementations have revealed test results, including live transactions, proving their software is now interoperable. The findings, released by ACINQ, Blockstream and Lightning Labs, effectively bring Lightning (the mechanism many see as the best solution for increasing bitcoin’s capacity) closer to public launch. And while admittedly technical, today’s announcement offers evidence that makes it seem like enthusiasts will soon get their wish. Firstly, the Lightning specifications , in progress since last September , have entered version 1. These describe the […]

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