Tag: lightning channels

Sep 06 2022

Is Channel Jamming A Threat To Bitcoin’s Lightning Network?

Channel jamming has emerged as a potential attack vector for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. But does it pose a real threat?(Special thanks to Antoine Riard and Gleb Naumenko, whose recent research is the basis of this article.) Channel jamming is one of the outstanding problems of the Lightning Network in terms of things...

Aug 20 2022

Lightning Network May Have A Channel Jamming Problem

Developers are working out ways to brainstorm potential problems and test their solutions for certain shortcomings of the Lightning Network.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1253: “Channel jamming research you should read.” Sign up for...

May 20 2022

A Few Ways We Can Upgrade Lightning Network Payment Routing

In order to develop into a protocol usable by the entire world, certain scaling improvements for Lightning need to be considered.The Lightning Network is a well-developed, fast-growing, Layer 2 transaction solution on the Bitcoin network. More and more services and exchanges are integrating it, the liquidity available for routing payments is growing, and more applications and ways for users to interact with...

Nov 19 2021

Why Are Taproot Smart Contracts More Private? A Non-Technical Explanation

Our exploration of the new superpowers Taproot gives to Bitcoin continues. Yesterday, we defined smart contracts and covered the functionality of the Taproot-enabled ones. To summarize, Taproot gives new characteristics to Bitcoin layer one...

Nov 11 2021

A Neural Network Is Developing Between Bitcoin Lightning Network Nodes

The topography that is emerging on the Lightning Network seems to be mimicking many things we find in nature.The below is a direct excerpt of Marty's Bent Issue #1109: "A neural network is developing between Lightning Nodes." Sign up for the newsletter here....

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