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BOB {Developers} - Lightning
This is our second event in the Bitcoin & Open Blockchain Developer Series. We are planning a fun summer of introductory workshops, deep dives into crypto projects, and even some distributed systems & cryptography theory for the die hards. In this session we’ll be covering the Lightning Network! Overview The goal of this workshop is to introduce working developers to the lightning network. We will start by going over some of the protocol-level details of the lightning network including hashed time lock contracts and routing. Then we will work through a case study for integrating lighting payments into a LAMP stack which will include a walk through on how to set up a lightning node on a Ubuntu machine or a Raspberry Pi 3, and a discussion on how to remotely interact with an LND node. Prerequisites We will assume a working knowledge of bitcoin, and the linux operating system. In particular, you should be very comfortable working in a shell. Script -PHP script to connect to an LND node Concepts -Hashed time lock contracts -Audit transactions -Lightning routing -Geography of the lightning mainnet -Lightning payment flow Logistics The event will be held between 6:30pm and ~9pm at mHUB, which is an innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing and a co-working community. It is located just east of Chicago Ave and Milwaukee Ave, just a few blocks from the Kennedy expressway and the Blue line. We will be in the classroom, look for the BOB signs when you arrive. It is not necessary to bring your laptop, but you may enjoy doing so.


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