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Lightning Conference 2019 Highlights

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Bitcoinist | Oct 30, 2019 | 12:05

Lightning network conference 2019 Press releases

Lightning Conference 2019 Highlights

Bitcoinist

Bitcoinist | Oct 30, 2019 | 12:05


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The inaugural Lightning Conference was held in Berlin, Germany on the weekend of October 19/20, 2019. It was the first global conference exclusively focused on the Lightning Network.


The goal of the conference was to build on the momentum that the Lightning Network has gained in 2019 and to bring together Lightning developers, implementations and the broader community. The feedback of the conference has been overwhelmingly positive with over 500 attendees and 90 speakers from across the world.

Organized by the creators of the #LightningHackday, the conference featured technical talks, panels, workshops, and demos. 

Recordings of the talk and panel content can be found on the LN Conference’s official YouTube-channel

Conference Highlights

Implementations

LND, C-Lightning, and Eclair (the three major Lightning Network implementations) all shared a sneak peek of their corresponding roadmaps, from what should be expected in the future to how they’re thinking about solving today’s problems.

Improving Onboarding/UX

Improving onboarding and user experience was one of the main themes throughout many talks. The community has been transparent in discussing the current state of on-boarding, the hurdles, and limitations of the user experience, and how to tackle the existing problem from all possible angles.

From watchtowers to pathfinding, simplified UI to new onramps, improvements to both applications and the network are in the works to make Lightning Network technology more accessible. 

Lightning in action

With over a dozen demos and workshops, the second-floor hack area was ground zero for seeing Lightning in action. The workshops acted as a playground for developers to showcase their ideas, while gathering real-time feedback. The demo area was filled with creativity that gave PolloFeed a run for its sats. In conjunction with a physical component, these demos displayed the variety of cool things Lightning Network technology can enable.

Key Announcements

Acinq announced Phoenix, a next-generation Bitcoin, and Lightning Wallet https://twitter.com/acinq_co/status/1185129586482388992 

HTC announced HTC Exodus 1s, a new smartphone with an integrated Bitcoin full node
https://twitter.com/btcecho/status/1186536608402681856 

RADAR ION announced Strike Virtual Lightning Hackathon
https://twitter.com/radar_ion/status/1186348928825868288 

Satoshis Games announced Lightnight, a Lightning powered battle royale game https://twitter.com/SatoshisGames/status/1185558143335579650

Bottle Pay gave a preview of its APIs, which will allow developers to leverage their wallet infrastructure whilst building apps https://bottle.li

For the full list of Lightning Conference tweets see #TLC2019 and @LNConf Twitter account. 

Pictures of The Lightning Conference 2019 can be found here: https://www.irista.com/gallery/yuctc4aecelh Photo credit: Enid Valu, https://twitter.com/WarmDefeat

The Lightning Conference 2019 was sponsored by Bottle Pay, a project focused on mainstream adoption for Lighting via social media and BitMEX Research.


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