Lightning Network pioneer proposes easier to run Bitcoin nodes

posted 4 months ago
Tadge Dryja, who co-authored the original paper underpinning Bitcoin’s experimental Lightning payments network, released a new research paper outlining a proposed scaling solution for Bitcoin that would decrease the cost of running a full Bitcoin node.

Utreexo is a way that nodes could use cryptographic proofs to store less data without compromising on security. Dryja released the code as open source so developers can test out the idea. He said “It’s not integrated into a wallet yet, which will still take some time, but the library is there for people to try out.”
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