The Lightning Liquidity Marketplace

The Lightning Liquidity Marketplace

“Lightning Labs is positioning this release as a step toward an ecosystem of Lightning-based financial products, which it called “LiFi.” – Peter Chawaga A new ecosystem has just begun. With Bitcoin native financial markets, Lightning Labs has released the...
The Lightning Paradox

The Lightning Paradox

“The Jevons paradox is a staple of environmental economics used to describe how the introduction of more efficient technologies tends to increase the consumption of resources rather than decrease it.” – Alex B. Will Lightning steal fees from Bitcoin...
Lightning as a Retail Payment System

Lightning as a Retail Payment System

“Privacy is at the root of Lightning which is a requirement for a retail payment network to succeed. It builds on Bitcoin which does not optimize for privacy⁵ but transparency and robustness.” – Nicolas Burtey & Chris Hunter As excellent piece...
Entering the Decade of Lightning

Entering the Decade of Lightning

“#Bitcoin as protocol has huge potential: it’s like the TCP layer, but no one has built the HTTP layer yet.” – Elizabeth Stark Today we read an article from earlier this year on the massive advances we have seen in Lightning since its...