Rene Pickhardt is an independent researcher working on improving payments on the Lightning Network.
In our talk, Rene explained his experience doing independent Bitcoin research, how multi-part payments and zero base fees can improve Lightning payments, and some of the limitations of the Lightning Network today.
→ Rene’s Website: https://ln.rene-pickhardt.de/
→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/
At the end of every show, I answer any questions listeners send in over the Lightning Network.
To ask a question, send a message, or to support the show, download Fountain from the App Store and load your wallet with a few sats.
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00:00 - Intro
02:21 - Rene Pickhardt Intro
10:40 - Rene’s Experience Writing Mastering The Lightning Network
15:41 - Rene’s Experience as an Independent Researcher
27:41 - Multi-Part Payments
47:51 - Reliability, Fees, and Latency on Lightning
54:15 - Zero Base Fees
1:09:57 - Real-World Parallels for Lightning Network Architecture
1:16:41 - Limitations of the Lightning Network
1:21:01 - The Lightning Round