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Bitcoin Q&A: Lightning Clients, Capacity, and Dust

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Is Lightning a blockchain with a UTXO model? How can I participate in the Lightning Network? Should I run a full node? What was the Lightning Torch? Is there a dust limit in Lightning?

NOTE: Since this video was recorded, there have been updates regarding Neutrino light clients. More here: https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2019/04/23/mainnet-app.html

More on minimum fees: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/9971/does-the-bitcoin-qt-client-have-a-minimum-transaction-fee?noredirect=1&lq=1

Also, when choosing a wallet, make sure to check whether it is custodial or non-custodial. Not your keys, not your bitcoin!

These questions are from the fifth and sixth sessions of MOOC 11, which took place on March 1st and March 7th 2019 respectively. If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in the monthly live Q&As with Andreas, become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/aantonop

RELATED:
Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money – https://youtu.be/gF_ZQ_eijPs
The Internet of Money: Five Years Later – https://youtu.be/6xIq0FdmsIA
The Lightning Network – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPQwGV1aLnTurL4wU_y3jOhBi9rrpsYyi
Wallets, nodes, and monetary sovereignty – https://youtu.be/8Hb3tUn8s4E
Honest nodes and consensus – https://youtu.be/KAhY2ymI-tg
Node compatibility, Lightning, and incentives –https://youtu.be/x1on0sdTU4M
Why running a node is important – https://youtu.be/oX0Yrv-6jVs
Software distribution security – https://youtu.be/_V0vqy046YM
Protocol development security – https://youtu.be/4fsL5XWsTJ4
What is rendezvous routing? – https://youtu.be/vnDiJJoPESo
Unspent transaction output (UTXO) – https://youtu.be/ZCsakXHiwlw
How to get people to care about security – https://youtu.be/Ji1lS9NMz1E

Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.

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He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.

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MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://amzn.to/2xcdsY9

Translations of MASTERING BITCOIN: https://bitcoinbook.info/translations-of-mastering-bitcoin/

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://amzn.to/2ykmXFs

THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://amzn.to/2IIG5BJ

Translations of THE INTERNET OF MONEY:
Spanish, ‘Internet del Dinero’ (v1) – https://amzn.to/2yoaTTq
French, ‘L’internet de l’argent’ (v1) – https://www.amazon.fr/Linternet-largent-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/2856083390
Russian, ‘Интернет денег’ (v1) – https://www.olbuss.ru/catalog/ekonomika-i-biznes/korporativnye-finansy-bankovskoe-delo/internet-deneg
Vietnamese, ‘Internet Của Tiền Tệ’ (v1) – https://alphabooks.vn/khi-tien-len-mang

MASTERING ETHEREUM (Q4): https://amzn.to/2xdxmlK

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