Lightning Strikes! LN Mainnet Reaches 1,000 Nodes

The Lightning Network (LN) notched another historic achievement over the weekend, as the LN mainnet reached 1,000 active nodes for the first time in its short history. Lightning Network Mainnet Reaches 1,000 Active Nodes That’s despite the fact that this nascent second-layer technology, thought by many to be a solution to Bitcoin’s scaling dilemma, remains in alpha-stage testing and has yet to receive a production release. Owing to this fact, users have yet to use it to transact meaningful capital. The network is only holding about 4.5 BTC, worth about $43,000 at the present exchange rate. Moreover, nearly forty percent … Continue reading Lightning Strikes! LN Mainnet Reaches 1,000 Nodes