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Author Topic: [2018-05-09] Bitcoin Lightning Payments Are Slowly Becoming Less Reckless  (Read 16 times)
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May 09, 2018, 05:54:01 PM

My note: feels so good to be reckless  Cool

You're running a full bitcoin node, know Linux and have decent command line skills. Okay? Cool, go ahead and spin up a Docker instance.

If that sounds intimidating, you're not alone.

But as recently as January, using the lightning network, a layer-two technology for scaling bitcoin, on "mainnet" - ie, with real money - called for these rarified levels of technical expertise. Not to mention a strong stomach - bugs lurked in early implementations, threatening to part users from their funds (early adopters boasted of their prowess with the slogan #reckless).

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