Basics_06 – The Lightning Network

The Lightning Network finally strikes in this Bitcoin Basics episode! Now that we understand the fundamentals of keys, wallets, transactions, and the node, we can finally take a dive into Lightning. What is it, what makes it tick, how do you own something that isn’t “on chain,” and what are the best tools to start exploring? All this and much more in today’s show.

Here are the many links for further exploration and learning to dive into:
Wallets and Apps to check out:
Phoenix Wallet:
Breez | The Interface of the Lightning Economy:
Fountain | The podcast app that pays:
Alby: Your Bitcoin & Nostr companion for the web:
Stacker news:
Zeus: Bitcoin payments your way:

Episodes to listen to:
Chat_74 – Synonymous with Sovereignty, with John Carvalho:
Read_699 – What is Nostr? How Does it Work? And Why Does it Matter?:
Read_701 – Lightning for Everyone in Every App, the Breez SDK:

Fiat to Lightning Services:
River Financial:
Cash App:

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