26 July 2021 · 0 min read

Lightning Network: Privacy and Security

In this interview, Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast, talks to researcher Christian Decker and Lightning infrastructure engineer Carla Kirk-Cohen. They discuss the current state of privacy on Lightning, potential vulnerabilities, and most likely solutions.

Episode timestamps:

00:00:00 Introduction
00:08:00 How private is Lightning?
00:16:36 Onion routing and privacy
00:23:40 Implementations and consensus
00:31:50 Spamming, more "attacks" and solutions
00:41:51 Probing, and more vulnerabilities
00:58:05 TOR, Pubkeys, and the future

The episode premiered on July 21, 2021.