Bitcoin coders send Lightning payment over ham radio

posted 17 days ago
In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a Bitcoin Lightning payment over radio waves. As the two developers showcased, radio can be used to boost the resilience of the Bitcoin network.

The idea itself is the brainchild of Nick Szabo, inventor of the smart contract, as it could help Bitcoin build resistance to network partition attacks. The developers cited use cases: “in case China decides to censor bitcoin via the Great Firewall, or places like North Korea where there is no internet at all.”
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