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Thursday, August 29 • 10:00am - 11:45am
Join the Lightning Network (90 minute session)

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This session will include an overview of the Lightning Network, onboarding basics, and provide resources for scholars to download their own Lightning Network wallet, open a channel, and receive tBTC. 

Part 1 
  • Bitcoin scaling problems

  • Introducing layer 2 technologies

  • What is the Lightning Network

  • Value props of the Lightning Network

  • Current limitations

  • Onboarding basics

    • Node vs wallet

    • On-chain and off-chain payments

    • Opening and closing a channel

    • Sending and receiving a payment

    • Channel capacity

    • Routing issues

Part 2
  • Demo requirements
  • Demo instructions
  • Explore Lightning Apps
  • Resources for wallet setup

What will students learn?
You will learn what the Lightning Network is, understand the basics of onboarding to the Lightning Network. 

Presentation can be viewed here in advance of the session: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_WB2jmF1iRHGpPEs3GNVi7NHyw3Jz_BH0lO-K8iLm6A/edit?usp=sharing

This session is appropriate for all attendees.

Prerequisites: none

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Beatrice Leung

Product Manager, RADAR
Beatrice Leung is a Product Manager at RADAR, building ION — the homepage of the Lightning Network. Beatrice was introduced to Bitcoin in 2015 while leading growth marketing at a Virtual Reality company and has been following the space since. She is passionate about frontier technologies... Read More →

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Angie Gallagher

Director of Business Development, BurstIQ
I thrive on startup energy because I love entrepreneurship. At BurstIQ (blockchain) I can offer startups a free license to build on our platform while my bigger job is to connect companies (like yours) on a world-wide basis to form mutually beneficial partnerships. Please feel free... Read More →

Thursday August 29, 2019 10:00am - 11:45am MDT
  Basics, Introductory