This post was originally published at Scale with Speed: The Bitcoin Lightning Network Explained

The Bitcoin Lightning Network is an independent solution that’s heralded as the solution to bitcoin’s scaling problem by keeping fees minuscule and making transactions instant, away from the blockchain.

In this article, Toptal Freelance Blockchain Developer Amin Shah Gilani explores what the Bitcoin Lightning Network really is, how it can make the guarantees it provides, and its current state.

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This post was originally published at Scale with Speed: The Bitcoin Lightning Network Explained