Bitcoin is valued for Fast and Cheap Payments

This is an oft heard statement that while true, we must consider to what degree. I have shilled for Bitcoin to many people with the focus on cheap and nearly instant payments in the past. It is an excellent selling point for someone who is ignorant¬†of the technological breakthrough and indifferent to the revolutionary political…

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The Barely Discussed, Incredible Benefit of the Lightning Network

When browsing discussions of the Lightning Network, I find the context is almost universally under the context of scaling. Clearly LN (the lightning network) is an amazing solution to the Everest sized problem of exponential scaling. While some focus on scaling as a linear problem, in need of a rather immediate linear solution, LN is…

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