06 October 2020 · 0 min read

What Development Challenges Are There for the Lightning Network?

In this video, Bitcoin entrepreneur, author, and educator Andreas M. Antonopoulos explains a bit about the development of Lightning and walks through some of the current challenges.

According to him, the Lightning Network's development is much different from Bitcoin's - it is less conservative and allows for more experimentation. It can be built without strict adherence with consensus rules, meaning that different developers can experiment with different sets of B.O.L.T. standard.


0:00 Development challenges for the Lighting Network
0:19 What is BOLT (Basis of Lightning Technology)
1:15 Cool new Lightning features are being built
2:01 Lightning Network challenges
3:57 Solutions and trade-offs for Lightning Network development

The video was a part of a bonus live stream, which took place on April 18, 2020.