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Author Topic: [2016-09-29]CoinDesk-Lightning Test Moves Bitcoin Scaling Into Striking Distance  (Read 290 times)
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September 30, 2016, 01:21:00 PM

Lightning Test Moves Bitcoin Scaling Into Striking Distance

A lesser-known startup has successfully tested an important piece of bitcoin's scaling puzzle.

Widely considered to be the best way to boost bitcoin's transaction capacity, the Lightning Network proposes a way to execute the majority of bitcoin transactions without involving the blockchain or compromising the network's decentralized architecture.

But, as a relatively new proposal, it's still very much a work in progress. That's one reason why recent tests completed by a French company called Acinq have generated so much excitement.

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