Bitcoin’s Highly Anticipated ‘Lightning Network’ Goes Live


A highly anticipated software client that aims to make bitcoin payments faster and cheaper went live on Thursday.

The Lightning Network Daemon creates a network on top of the bitcoin blockchain that expedites transactions, and launched in a beta form Thursday.

Bitcoin supporters believe that the network has the potential to help the cryptocurrency achieve mass adoption. Bitcoin has struggled in recent months with slow and high-fee transactions, which make it harder for bitcoin to achieve mainstream popularity.


Read more at The Hill.



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