The Lightning Network now has over 40 nodes and 60 channels running as the long-awaited technology continues to take new strides.
A $ 9500 Lightning Network
Data reported on Reddit Thursday shows the propagation of Lightning nodes, which are just beginning to take foot after the so-called ‘layer two’ technology debuted on the Bitcoin mainnet.
“I only paid a 0.0003515 BTC (~$ 4) fee to open the channel! I can’t seem to find those $ 100+ fees I’ve been hearing so much about,” announced LN developer Jack Mallers on Twitter, which Blockstream CSO Samson Mow jokingly described as “unfairly cheap.”