Bitcoin Q&A: A Lightning Network Description for the Non-Technical

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00:00 The Lightning Network is not a sidechian, it's an overlay network.
00:50 Lightning payments are Bitcoin payments.
01:49 The blockchain features necessary for Lightning, multi-sig and timelocks.
02:35 How the Lightning Network is setup. Funding transactions.
03:50 What is a payment channel?
04:42 Lightning local and remote balances.
05:31 Offchain transactions
08:43 Routing payments on the Lightning Network
10:30 Lightning is a trustless, non-custodial network
11:13 Lightning routing fees
11:42 Lightning Network overview summary

What is the Lightning Network doing? How does it function? In this video Andreas walks through what's happening on the Lightning Network, all in a non-technical fashion. From funding transactions, to channels, routing, fees, security and trustlessness, this clip will give you a good overview of what's happening!

This question is from the bonus live-stream on Lightning, which took place on April 18th, 2020. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to ask questions in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a Community Builder on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

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