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From #reckless to Wumbology: Lightning Network’s Infrastructural Build Out

Quick Take

  • The Lightning Network has incredible momentum heading into 2019 with upgrades across liquidity provisioning, privacy, security, and usability
  • The first apps are starting to be built as developer confidence improves and barriers to entry drop

Lightning Network’s infrastructural build-out was one of the most anticipated developments of the second half of 2018. Significant progress in both R&D and implementation has increased hype and anticipation for what is setting up to be a year of major improvements to the network.

The Lightning Network’s goal is simple: provide a way for users to easily facilitate off-chain payments as fast and reliably as possible while keeping the design accessible to the average user.