Lightning Network expands to 3000 nodes, capacity approaches 100 BTC

posted 4 months ago
Lightning Network continues its rapid expansion as it passes 3000 nodes on the mainnet network. Data from monitoring resource 1ml.com confirms that Lightning Network's capacity has increased 85% in the past 30 days, bringing mainnet Lightning’s total funds to 97 BTC ($628,000).

Lightning had originally debuted around the start of 2018 in its mainnet form, with growth accelerating through Q2. In May 2018, capacity had remained relatively low at just 18 BTC, before a dramatic increase began in July 2018.
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