This event has ended. Visit the official site or create your own event on Sched.
Back To Schedule
Friday, August 30 • 10:00am - 11:50am
Path finding, Autopilots and Topology creation of the Lightning Network (90 minute session)

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

In this rather research oriented session, we take a data science perspective and focus on the network part of the Lightning Network. After a short introduction of the Gossip protocol we discuss the issues with pathfinding and the incentives for nodes participate in routing. We will understand how the betweeness centrality score is roughly proportional to the expected earned routing fees of a node. We discuss how recommendation engines like the lib_autopilot.py can help us to create a robust network topology that increases the success of routing and decreases the difficulty of path finding. We will also look at other path finding strategies like JIT-Routing, Atomic Multipath Routing, trampoline payments as well as some ideas for congestion and flow control.

Since this session is research oriented the concrete topics are only tentative and might be changed on short notice and in response to ongoing trends.

This course is appropriate for current and aspiring developers who want to understand routing.

Prerequisite: none.

avatar for René Pickhardt

René Pickhardt

Self Employed Data Science Consultant
Rene Pickhardt is a self employed Data Science Consultant who has studied Mathematics, Physics and Chinese. Besides data analysis and extracting knowledge from data he is interested in scaling computer systems. After becoming aware of the Lightning Network in 2017 as the scaling solution... Read More →

avatar for Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Author, C4 Board Member
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a best-selling author, speaker, educator, and one of the world’s foremost bitcoin and open blockchain experts. He is known for delivering electric talks that combine economics, psychology, technology, and game theory with current events, personal anecdote... Read More →

Friday August 30, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am MDT
  Technical, Introductory