Neural Network Between Bitcoin Lightning Network Nodes


The below is a direct excerpt of Marty’s Bent Issue #1109: “A neural network is developing between Lightning Nodes.” Sign up for the newsletter here.

Above is a visualization of the current Lightning Network topography made up of ~16,000 Lightning Nodes with ~140,000 payment channels opened between them. I don’t know if I’m simply being duped by some visualization magic, but I can’t help but think that we are all witnessing the emergence of something massive. Something that will have a profound effect on humanity that we can’t quite comprehend yet. The topography that is emerging on the Lightning Network seems to be mimicking many things we find in nature as long time Bitcoin Core maintainer Wladimir van der Laan points out below.

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