Going through the BOLTs can be a complicated and extensively long task so We decided to construct a framework that would make it easier for everyone to understand it. We present a minimalistic approach (BTC maximalist also :D) to understand how the Lightning Network works through brief descriptions and visual links between each BOLT except for the #10 and #11.
We have compiled a list of resources regarding Bitcoin improvements and related-projects that fascinate us and that we consider have massive potential that will be unleashed in 2019 and beyond. Enjoy!
February 8, 2019
January 5, 2019
This week, we want to get involved in the implementation of this technology to understand how it works in the real world. This is a tutorial that will be a step-by-step guide for LND, a full implementation of the Lightning Network maintained by Lightning Labs.
February 22, 2019
If you're like us, trying one implementation isn't enough. Who knows which one you will prefer? For you to find out. This is a tutorial that will be a step-by-step guide for c-lightning, a complete implementation of the Lightning network maintained by Blockstream.
February 22, 2019
Several companies and individuals have taken initiatives to improve upon this technology to push its growth forward and hopefully bring its application to a much wider scale. This report will provide an overview of some of the current players in the Bitcoin ecosystem developing on the Lightning Network protocol such as Blockstream, Lightning Labs and ACINQ.
March 13, 2019
We created this easy to follow visual framework about the current signature authentication scheme (ECDSA) in Bitcoin, and how Schnorr Signatures will improve it in terms of scalability, privacy, computational costs and security. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and feel free to share it. Enjoy!
March 19, 2019
March 20, 2019
March 29, 2019
Last week, we published a visual framework to better grasp the cryptographic scheme of Schnorr signatures and its history. The elliptic curve digital signature algorithm (ECDSA), the current signature scheme in Bitcoin, has many limitations and some believe that it must be changed. Further improvements in Bitcoin to increase privacy, fungibility and programmeability will be extremely facilitated by implementing the Schnorr signatures scheme.
May 18, 2019
Lately there has been an increase in the developments towards achieving financial confidentiality in Bitcoin. The technologies allowing this might be confusing to some so we've created a visual overview of Coinjoin and the technologies using it in this comprehensive diagram.
More and more functionalities are being built on top of Bitcoin's existing protocol. In this week's publication, we provide an explanation to Bitcoin's sidechain Liquid, how it works, its applications, features and the revenue model behind it. Enjoy!