Bitcoin’s Lightning Network implementation is going from strength to strength, but statistics about its growth make for interesting reading.
2019’s Big Bitcoin Trend
Bitcoinist regularly reports on Lightning’s progress, with the ecosystem now breaking new records on a weekly basis. As a technology which is still very much in its earliest phases, however, what does Lightning actually look like today?
The ‘size’ of the Lightning Network – the number of nodes relaying transactions, the number of payment channels and overall financial capacity – makes the press more often than other metrics.
At press time, this was no exception, with all three figures at an all-time high. 6370 node and 28,800 channels currently comprise Bitcoin Lightning mainnet, with a total capacity of almost 700 BTC.
In the past month…