Proposal: The Million Channel (Lightning) Project

  1. Do some rough analysis of the current lightning network: number of (public) channels, number of nodes, distribution of channels by node, and distribution of channels in blocks.
  2. Apply a scaling factor to make a similar network on regtest, preferably in a reproducible manner. This would be the corpus.
  3. Write a program to generate all the gossip generated by that network.
  4. Feed the gossip into a test node and watch it die horribly.
  5. Fix the bottlenecks in each implementation :)

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Rusty is a Linux kernel dev who wandered into Blockstream, and is currently trying to produce a prototype and spec for bitcoin lightning. Hodls bitcoin (only).

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Rusty Russell

Rusty Russell

Rusty is a Linux kernel dev who wandered into Blockstream, and is currently trying to produce a prototype and spec for bitcoin lightning. Hodls bitcoin (only).

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