Tigger bounced onto stage at the Pooh Corner Tech Debate and got a big cheer when he said “soon all Bitcoin wallets will have a Lightning Network capability and users will simply notice faster confirmation and lower fees.”
A positive heckler shouted “and that will solve the economic incentive issue for node operators that Eeyore was blathering about”.
On an excitable roll, Tigger pointed to recent news indicating traction:
Lightning Network capacity breaks 1,500 BTC
The CEO of Twitter hinted that the Lightning Network will be integrated into the social network
A publicly traded company buying millions of $ worth of Bitcoin to fund their Lightning Network operations
Playing to the crowd Tigger invited them to imagine a future with micropayments, real time payments and mobile money for the unbanked.
Enough excitable optimism and depressive pessimism last week. Next week, the bear of little brain attempts to offer a balanced view.
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