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An overview of the Lightning Network Protocol (lightning-rfc) also known as Basics of Lightning Technology (BOLT)


English: The purpose is to help spreading education about the Lightning Network Protocol so that the technology will be adopted more quickly by more people. This shall be my contribution to the Bitcoin / Lightning Network Community.

This slide deck - to the best of my knowledge - is the most comprehensive work making an introduction to the BOLT standard. I will hold several talks about this slide deck in Juni 2019 at the Bitcoin / Lightning Residency organized by Chaincodelabs who will also record the talk. So watch out for them because actual presentations of the slide deck will probably be more valuable than just the slides you're holding in your hand.

The slides are part of my effort to create a book about the lightning network. You can follow that effort at: or you can support the effort at my fundrasing pages at: or at: or at 1GZx8tWgDd21Rd8b1QdMrzdZGHgyfVkzaD part of this effort also consists of creating video tutorials and teaching materials on my Youtube Channel over at:

This work was funded (sorted by amount of contribution from top to bottom) by: Me personally,, everyone who contributed to the above mentioned fundraiser and George Danzer.

Thank you to the lightning Developers and people in various telegram groups for helpful discussions
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current16:14, 23 June 2019Thumbnail for version as of 16:14, 23 June 20191,500 × 843, 235 pages (4.63 MB)Renepick (talk | contribs)fixed typos. added a slide about dust output and segwit transaction malleability.
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