Lightning

DLCs are on Bitcoin! New Functionality & Potential

“DLCs are uniquely positioned to bring smart contracting to Bitcoin using oracle contracts that are much more private and scalable than previously thought possible.” – Ben Carmen

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.

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

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

How Lightning Will Grow Following BTC’s 3rd Halving

“It’s going to be really interesting to replicate some of the token-based authentication schemes that we already have with centralized providers but do it with self-sovereign identity, which is pseudonymous and which is persistent across the network.” – Chris Dannen

Another Step Towards a P2P Lightning Economy

“If you ask me how much trust is right for the Lightning economy, the answer will always be less.” – Roy Sheinfeld

How Lightning Can Improve Encrypted Messaging

“Devising a scheme that handles both messaging and payments under one roof could be a killer app” – Colin Harper

Another Step Towards a P2P Lightning Economy

“If you ask me how much trust is right for the Lightning economy, the answer will always be.” – Roy Sheinfeld

Paying Yourself for Privacy on Lightning?

“The Lightning Network is best known for its fast and cheap payments. But the Layer 2 protocol could also offer more privacy than on-chain payments […] the developer thinks that “self-payments” could be an important part of the privacy puzzle.” – Aaron Van Wirdum

Strike! By Zap

An exciting development form the extraordinary team over at Zap and the Mallers Fam! The seed of the infrastructure inversion has landed, and its’ called Strike!

Innovations in Bitcoin’s Technology Stack

For everyone that tells you Bitcoin is a stagnant technology going nowhere, this is the article to point them to. Another be returning author Lucas Nuzzi, we cover a piece that touches on the plethora of developments happening across all fronts in the Bitcoin ecosystem. Much like the development of the internet, Bitcoin has the benefit of building a modular protocol stack to solve a vast array of problems without compromising the underlying network.

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