Read_421 – Lightning as a Retail Payment System [Nicolas Burtey]

“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 today from the Galoy Money team that compares the current world of retail payment infrastructure with the incredible potential of a similarly architected, but fundamentally more open, permissionless, private, and censorship resistant payments system built with the Bitcoin & Lightning protocol stack.  An excellent piece with a sobering, but hugely bullish vision of a Bitcoin future.

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