Payment Points: Implementing Barrier Escrows

In the previous post, we discussed how to construct multi-payment Lightning contracts by using Barrier Escrows to make multiple payments atomic. In this post, we will discuss various ways of implementing Barrier Escrows and analyze their trade-offs. Payment Points Series: …

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Lightning Data

Payment Points and Barrier Escrows

In the previous post in our Payment Points series, we discussed the large class of contracts that can be created on a PTLC-based Lightning Network using monotonic access structures. In this post, we want to further develop the idea that …

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Suredbits Lightning Network

Payment Points: Monotone Access Structures

In our past series about Payment Points on Lightning, we covered the foundations of Payment Points and explored some important features they enable.  Replacing HTLCs “Stuckless” Payments Escrow Contracts Selling Signatures Barrier Escrows Implementing Barrier Escrows In this new series …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Discreet Log Contract Demonstration

For the past couple months, in collaboration with our friends at Crypto Garage, we have been working on implementing and creating a specification for Discreet Log Contracts (DLCs). We have written extensively about what DLCs are, how they work, and …

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Lightning 201: Failover Node Demonstration

In our previous Lightning 201 posts we have explored a variety of considerations and challenges that need to be addressed to be able to properly failover over a Lightning node.  Safely Access Remote Lightning Databases Failover Strategies For Lightning Nodes …

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Advancing Bitcoin 2020 Review

Recently team members Chris Stewart and Nadav Kohen traveled to Advancing Bitcoin. This conference is designed to showcase technical innovations in the bitcoin/lightning space. We are going to highlight a few things we and other attendees talked about. Enterprise Lightning …

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Discreet Log Contracts

Crypto Hedging With Discreet Log Contracts

Investors trade options and forwards to make money. However, businesses use these financial instruments as a means to reduce and mitigate exposure to risks. The most common methods of hedging are through derivative instruments such as swaps, futures and options.   …

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Lightning 201: High Frequency Trading

Lightning 201 Series: Safely Access Remote Lightning Databases Failover Strategies For Lightning Nodes Lightning Latency Cryptocurrency markets are fundamentally different in market structure than traditional markets. One of the most unique things about bitcoin is the new market structure it …

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Lightning Data

Lightning 201: Lightning Latency

In previous Lightning 201 articles we have written about changing how our Lightning nodes database works. Currently both Eclair and C-lightning use a SQLite3 database by default to store information related to their channels. Since SQLite cannot be used as …

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Suredbits Lightning Network

Lightning 201: Safely Accessing Remote Lightning Databases

High-Frequency Trading Lightning Latency Failover Strategies for Lightning Nodes Previously in our Lightning 201 series we discussed failover strategies for a Lightning node. The first thing necessary to safely failover a Lightning node is move the database to a remote …

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