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Bitcoin Lightning Network Is Not Economically Viable & Tezos Gains Ground

A research paper written by three Hungarians from Institute for Computer Science and Control (SZTAKI), Eotvos University from Budapest, and Szechenyi University from Gyor, respectively has just revealed what every Bitcoin Lightning Network participant knew intuitively. According to ‘A Cryptoeconomic Traffic Analysis of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network,’ the most popular routing payment channel network off the […]

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Will Lightning Network Node Operators Need A Money Transmitter License?

Because of the inability to incentivize the participants properly, Lightning Network’s – Bitcoin’s famous second layer meant to help scaling – growth came to a stall. Routing is far from being profitable, given today’s traffic and mempool size. Moreover, investing your own bitcoins to operate a Lightning Network node can have its own drawbacks that […]