Bitcoin Optech #142: Lightning Network Path Selection And Bitcoin Stack Exchange

Bitcoin Optech #142: Lightning Network Path Selection And Bitcoin Stack Exchange

This week’s Bitcoin Optech newsletter discusses the Lightning Network, Q&A from Bitcoin Stack Exchange and other notable updates.The Bitcoin Optech newsletter provides readers with a top-level summary of the most important technical news happening in Bitcoin, along with resources that help them learn more. To help our readers stay up-to-date with Bitcoin, we're republishing the latest issue of this newsletter below. Remember to subscribe to receive this content straight to your inbox.This week’s newsletter describes a paper and a short discussion about probabilistic path selection for LN....

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