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4 part series on Lightning Network Part 2: Eeyore says nice theory, shame about the traction

Eeyore usually gets negative audience reaction at the Pooh Corner Tech Debates as his pessimistic worldview contrasts with the optimistic enthusiasm of most tech conference attendees. He started by – uncharacteristically –  pandering to his audience by telling people that Lightning Network was a centralised solution; this got a heckle “why does that bother a legacy finance guy like you?”

After that weak start Eeyore went on to ask who is actually using Lightning Network today and to point out two major weaknesses:


Eeyore ended his talk by pointing out that during the last Bitcoin bear market in 2019, you could have seen Lightning Network as cool science project, but two years later after another big bull market, we are no closer to mainstream adoption.

Enough glass half empty pessimism. Next week Tigger gives a more bullish view in “be patient it is happening and will change everything”

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