The #LightningSessions is a regular meetup that aims to get a better understanding of the (Bitcoin) Lightning Network. Together, we will explore the new possibilities and the emerging ecosystem. We'll have different guests that are working on building the Lightning Network protocol, Lightning Network implementations or different applications utilizing the Lightning Network.
The Lightning Network is a "second layer" payment protocol that operates on top of the Bitcoin blockchain. It enables fast transactions between participating nodes and is the most promising solution for the long-term scalability of Bitcoin. It features a peer-to-peer system for making micropayments of digital cryptocurrency through a network of bidirectional payment channels without delegating custody of funds.
This is the first session. We will be focussing on mobile solutions and have two guest speakers:
Udi Wertheimer https://twitter.com/udiWertheimer will give a practical talk on getting #reckless and joining the Mainnet Lightning Network.
He will walk us through approaches and trade-offs like using your own routing node, running the various light wallets on your phone, and tethering a mobile wallet to a routing node at home
Otto Suess https://twitter.com/ottosuess will give a talk about ZAP Wallet for iOS. ZAP Wallet is cross-platform Lightning Network wallet focused on user experience and ease of use, https://github.com/LN-Zap/zap-desktop.
The meetup is inspired by the #LightningHackday and brought to you by www.fulmo.org. You should have a basic understanding of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network to get the most out of the meetup.
All aboard, the ship is about to take off! ⚡