Video - Bitcoin Q and A Lightning, Full Nodes, and Miners

The Lightning Network as Bitcoin's proof-of-stake. It represents an opportunity for users who want to run full nodes. It requires the committed expenditure of resources and right now not enough people are willing to do that without getting paid. More people would do it if they could participate in Lightning and earn fees. 'You would think that a group of miners that run fully validating nodes would want to become hubs. But it requires more maintenance, administration, and upgrades than they're used to. There is a culture divide between software and hardware.


Written by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on March 25, 2017.