The Bitcoin Lightning Network will overcome some of its “biggest hurdles to use” in the near future as new features roll out from developers.
From Experiment To Bitcoin Killer App
That was according to Guy Swann, the presenter of the Cryptoconomy podcast, who this week dedicated two episodes to introducing Lightning and analyzing its upcoming changes.
As Bitcoinist has frequently reported over the past year, Lightning represents the ‘next level’ of payments using Bitcoin, and is widely considered to be the way in which the largest cryptocurrency will scale up to meet the needs of billions of future users.
Readers can find more information on the protocol, which debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet at the start of 2018, here.
Looking forward, Swann presented a list of no fewer than thirteen upcoming improvements to Lightning which he says will boost its mainstream appeal.
The basis for the list came from a blog post by Bitcoin business Bitrefill, which offers a range of products and services payable using Lightning.