Tag: c-lightning

Apr 13 2022

Core Lightning: How Blockstream’s Implementation Rebrand Speaks To Its Long-Term Vision For Bitcoin

Now called Core Lightning, Blockstream’s Lightning Network implementation seeks to be Bitcoin’s interoperable, specification-focused standard.Bitcoin infrastructure company Blockstream recently rebranded its Lightning Network implementation from c-lightning to Core Lightning (CLN) in an attempt to highlight the project’s long-term focus on interoperability and specification work.The initial name, which...

Apr 06 2022

What Implementation of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network Should You Pick?

A cohort of Lightning developers held a roundtable discussion at Bitcoin 2022 on the differences between node options available to users.At Bitcoin 2022, a panel of top-tier developers sat down on the Open Source Stage to discuss the different options available to users who wish to use the Lightning Network, an overlay network on top of the Bitcoin blockchain that brings ultra-fast...

Building Companies That Improve Lightning Network Liquidity

More companies are developing services to make the Lightning Network more accessible for users, such as providing liquidity and operating nodes.The Lightning Network is a second layer built on top of the Bitcoin Network that allows for transactions to happen more quickly and efficiently without the need to wait on blocks being confirmed on-chain.To circumvent the...

Aug 13 2021

Explaining Basis Of Lightning Technology (BOLT) 12

Explaining Lightning Network specification BOLT 12 and how it works with the Bitcoin Layer 2 protocol.Watch This Episode On YouTubeListen To This Episode:...

May 12 2021

First-Ever Dual-Funded Mainnet Lightning Channel Opened

The world’s first dual-funded Lightning channel has been opened, bringing more features to the network while reducing fees.The world’s first dual-funded mainnet Lightning Network channel was opened last week in block 681,753 on the Bitcoin mainnet. Blockstream used its c-lightning implementation of the Lightning Network protocol to open the channel and...

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