How fast does Lightning move?

Two and a half years ago, we wrote that Lightning is the future of bitcoin. A year and a half ago, we listed a number of UX challenges that Lightning needed to overcome on the road to wider adoption. In just the last year, Lightning has made a couple of giant leaps in usability, first with MPP and Wumbo to turn Lightning’s discrete payment channels into a borderless ocean of liquidity, and then Breez added on-the-fly, zero-conf channels to massively boost our users’ inbound capacity.

Lightning Pool, a liquidity market on the network, promises even more efficient allocation of sats on the network. The result will be faster payments, rationalized fees, and a better network overall. …


Roy Sheinfeld

Co-Founder and CEO of Breez (

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