With help from the Bitcoin Optech newsletter we cover details and implications of the newly proposed Erlay protocol for spreading transactions quickly and efficiently across the network.  An 84% reduction in bandwidth for getting transactions to every node, is certainly nothing to scoff at.  With effects on network efficiency and privacy, let’s talk Erlay, Dandelion, & BitcoinOps!

Don’t forget to check out and follow the completely free BitcoinOptech Newsletter to stay up on all the new developments in Bitcoin and lightning:
https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/2019/06/05/

A link to the official Erlay research paper with tons more data and analysis for a deep dive into this P2P improvement:
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1905.10518.pdf

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