…any financial transaction, time value and risk premium, can be derived from Lightning transactions. Opportunity cost tradeoffs can be calculated, and bitcoin can be leased on a short term basis to the network without surrendering one’s private keys. With gold, there is no way to accrue positive interest on capital without surrendering the physical metal. This makes Lightning Network an absolute game changer for the entire concept of capital markets: income without explicit counterparty default risk.
Generating alternatives — force yourself to consider a much wider range of solutions than is natural, don’t stop at the first promising idea. The obvious solution is rarely the best, otherwise the problem would probably have been solved already. The best could well be your 34th idea.