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⚡ Lightning Network Megathread ⚡

Last updated 2018-01-29
This post is a collaboration with the Bitcoin community to create a one-stop source for Lightning Network information.
There are still questions in the FAQ that are unanswered, if you know the answer and can provide a source please do so!

⚡What is the Lightning Network? ⚡


Image Explanations:

Specifications / White Papers


Lightning Network Experts on Reddit

  • starkbot - (Elizabeth Stark - Lightning Labs)
  • roasbeef - (Olaoluwa Osuntokun - Lightning Labs)
  • stile65 - (Alex Akselrod - Lightning Labs)
  • cfromknecht - (Conner Fromknecht - Lightning Labs)
  • RustyReddit - (Rusty Russell - Blockstream)
  • cdecker - (Christian Decker - Blockstream)
  • Dryja - (Tadge Dryja - Digital Currency Initiative)
  • josephpoon - (Joseph Poon)
  • fdrn - (Fabrice Drouin - ACINQ )
  • pmpadiou - (Pierre-Marie Padiou - ACINQ)

Lightning Network Experts on Twitter

  • @starkness - (Elizabeth Stark - Lightning Labs)
  • @roasbeef - (Olaoluwa Osuntokun - Lightning Labs)
  • @stile65 - (Alex Akselrod - Lightning Labs)
  • @bitconner - (Conner Fromknecht - Lightning Labs)
  • @johanth - (Johan Halseth - Lightning Labs)
  • @bvu - (Bryan Vu - Lightning Labs)
  • @rusty_twit - (Rusty Russell - Blockstream)
  • @snyke - (Christian Decker - Blockstream)
  • @JackMallers - (Jack Mallers - Zap)
  • @tdryja - (Tadge Dryja - Digital Currency Initiative)
  • @jcp - (Joseph Poon)
  • @alexbosworth - (Alex Bosworth -

Medium Posts

Learning Resources


Desktop Interfaces

Web Interfaces

Tutorials and resources

Lightning on Testnet

Lightning Wallets

Place a testnet transaction

Altcoin Trading using Lightning

  • ZigZag - Disclaimer You must trust ZigZag to send to Target Address

Lightning on Mainnet

Warning - Testing should be done on Testnet

Atomic Swaps

Developer Documentation and Resources

Lightning implementations

  • LND - Lightning Network Daemon (Golang)
  • eclair - A Scala implementation of the Lightning Network (Scala)
  • c-lightning - A Lightning Network implementation in C
  • lit - Lightning Network node software (Golang)
  • lightning-onion - Onion Routed Micropayments for the Lightning Network (Golang)
  • lightning-integration - Lightning Integration Testing Framework
  • ptarmigan - C++ BOLT-Compliant Lightning Network Implementation [Incomplete]


Lightning Network Visualizers/Explorers



Payment Processors

  • BTCPay - Next stable version will include Lightning Network




Slack Channel

Discord Channel


⚡ Lightning FAQs ⚡

If you can answer please PM me and include source if possible. Feel free to help keep these answers up to date and as brief but correct as possible
Is Lightning Bitcoin?
Yes. You pick a peer and after some setup, create a bitcoin transaction to fund the lightning channel; it’ll then take another transaction to close it and release your funds. You and your peer always hold a bitcoin transaction to get your funds whenever you want: just broadcast to the blockchain like normal. In other words, you and your peer create a shared account, and then use Lightning to securely negotiate who gets how much from that shared account, without waiting for the bitcoin blockchain.
Is the Lightning Network open source?
Yes, Lightning is open source. Anyone can review the code (in the same way as the bitcoin code)
Who owns and controls the Lightning Network?
Similar to the bitcoin network, no one will ever own or control the Lightning Network. The code is open source and free for anyone to download and review. Anyone can run a node and be part of the network.
I’ve heard that Lightning transactions are happening “off-chain”…Does that mean that my bitcoin will be removed from the blockchain?
No, your bitcoin will never leave the blockchain. Instead your bitcoin will be held in a multi-signature address as long as your channel stays open. When the channel is closed; the final transaction will be added to the blockchain. “Off-chain” is not a perfect term, but it is used due to the fact that the transfer of ownership is no longer reflected on the blockchain until the channel is closed.
Do I need a constant connection to run a lightning node?
Not necessarily,
Example: A and B have a channel. 1 BTC each. A sends B 0.5 BTC. B sends back 0.25 BTC. Balance should be A = 0.75, B = 1.25. If A gets disconnected, B can publish the first Tx where the balance was A = 0.5 and B = 1.5. If the node B does in fact attempt to cheat by publishing an old state (such as the A=0.5 and B=1.5 state), this cheat can then be detected on-chain and used to steal the cheaters funds, i.e., A can see the closing transaction, notice it's an old one and grab all funds in the channel (A=2, B=0). The time that A has in order to react to the cheating counterparty is given by the CheckLockTimeVerify (CLTV) in the cheating transaction, which is adjustable. So if A foresees that it'll be able to check in about once every 24 hours it'll require that the CLTV is at least that large, if it's once a week then that's fine too. You definitely do not need to be online and watching the chain 24/7, just make sure to check in once in a while before the CLTV expires. Alternatively you can outsource the watch duties, in order to keep the CLTV timeouts low. This can be achieved both with trusted third parties or untrusted ones (watchtowers). In the case of a unilateral close, e.g., you just go offline and never come back, the other endpoint will have to wait for that timeout to expire to get its funds back. So peers might not accept channels with extremely high CLTV timeouts. -- Source
What Are Lightning’s Advantages?
Tiny payments are possible: since fees are proportional to the payment amount, you can pay a fraction of a cent; accounting is even done in thousandths of a satoshi. Payments are settled instantly: the money is sent in the time it takes to cross the network to your destination and back, typically a fraction of a second.
Does Lightning require Segregated Witness?
Yes, but not in theory. You could make a poorer lightning network without it, which has higher risks when establishing channels (you might have to wait a month if things go wrong!), has limited channel lifetime, longer minimum payment expiry times on each hop, is less efficient and has less robust outsourcing. The entire spec as written today assumes segregated witness, as it solves all these problems.
Can I Send Funds From Lightning to a Normal Bitcoin Address?
No, for now. For the first version of the protocol, if you wanted to send a normal bitcoin transaction using your channel, you have to close it, send the funds, then reopen the channel (3 transactions). In future versions, you and your peer would agree to spend out of your lightning channel funds just like a normal bitcoin payment, allowing you to use your lightning wallet like a normal bitcoin wallet.
Can I Make Money Running a Lightning Node?
Not really. Anyone can set up a node, and so it’s a race to the bottom on fees. In practice, we may see the network use a nominal fee and not change very much, which only provides an incremental incentive to route on a node you’re going to use yourself, and not enough to run one merely for fees. Having clients use criteria other than fees (e.g. randomness, diversity) in route selection will also help this.
What is the release date for Lightning on Mainnet?
Lightning is already being tested on the Mainnet Twitter Link but as for a specific date, Jameson Lopp says it best
Would there be any KYC/AML issues with certain nodes?
Nope, because there is no custody ever involved. It's just like forwarding packets. -- Source
What is the delay time for the recipient of a transaction receiving confirmation?
Furthermore, the Lightning Network scales not with the transaction throughput of the underlying blockchain, but with modern data processing and latency limits - payments can be made nearly as quickly as packets can be sent. -- Source
How does the lightning network prevent centralization?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
What are Channel Factories and how do they work?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
How does the Lightning network work in simple terms?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
How are paths found in Lightning Network?
Bitcoin Stack Exchange Answer
How would the lightning network work between exchanges?
Each exchange will get to decide and need to implement the software into their system, but some ideas have been outlined here: Google Doc - Lightning Exchanges
Note that by virtue of the usual benefits of cost-less, instantaneous transactions, lightning will make arbitrage between exchanges much more efficient and thus lead to consistent pricing across exchange that adopt it. -- Source
How do lightning nodes find other lightning nodes?
Stack Exchange Answer
Does every user need to store the state of the complete Lightning Network?
According to Rusty's calculations we should be able to store 1 million nodes in about 100 MB, so that should work even for mobile phones. Beyond that we have some proposals ready to lighten the load on endpoints, but we'll cross that bridge when we get there. -- Source
Would I need to download the complete state every time I open the App and make a payment?
No you'd remember the information from the last time you started the app and only sync the differences. This is not yet implemented, but it shouldn't be too hard to get a preliminary protocol working if that turns out to be a problem. -- Source
What needs to happen for the Lightning Network to be deployed and what can I do as a user to help?
Lightning is based on participants in the network running lightning node software that enables them to interact with other nodes. This does not require being a full bitcoin node, but you will have to run "lnd", "eclair", or one of the other node softwares listed above.
All lightning wallets have node software integrated into them, because that is necessary to create payment channels and conduct payments on the network, but you can also intentionally run lnd or similar for public benefit - e.g. you can hold open payment channels or channels with higher volume, than you need for your own transactions. You would be compensated in modest fees by those who transact across your node with multi-hop payments. -- Source
Is there anyway for someone who isn't a developer to meaningfully contribute?
Sure, you can help write up educational material. You can learn and read more about the tech at You can test the various desktop and mobile apps out there (Lightning Desktop, Zap, Eclair apps). -- Source
Do I need to be a miner to be a Lightning Network node?
No -- Source
Do I need to run a full Bitcoin node to run a lightning node?
lit doesn't depend on having your own full node -- it automatically connects to full nodes on the network. -- Source
LND uses a light client mode, so it doesn't require a full node. The name of the light client it uses is called neutrino
How does the lightning network stop "Cheating" (Someone broadcasting an old transaction)?
Upon opening a channel, the two endpoints first agree on a reserve value, below which the channel balance may not drop. This is to make sure that both endpoints always have some skin in the game as rustyreddit puts it :-)
For a cheat to become worth it, the opponent has to be absolutely sure that you cannot retaliate against him during the timeout. So he has to make sure you never ever get network connectivity during that time. Having someone else also watching for channel closures and notifying you, or releasing a canned retaliation, makes this even harder for the attacker. This is because if he misjudged you being truly offline you can retaliate by grabbing all of its funds. Spotty connections, DDoS, and similar will not provide the attacker the necessary guarantees to make cheating worthwhile. Any form of uncertainty about your online status acts as a deterrent to the other endpoint. -- Source
How many times would someone need to open and close their lightning channels?
You typically want to have more than one channel open at any given time for redundancy's sake. And we imagine open and close will probably be automated for the most part. In fact we already have a feature in LND called autopilot that can automatically open channels for a user.
Frequency will depend whether the funds are needed on-chain or more useful on LN. -- Source
Will the lightning network reduce BTC Liquidity due to "locking-up" funds in channels?
Stack Exchange Answer
Can the Lightning Network work on any other cryptocurrency? How?
Stack Exchange Answer
When setting up a Lightning Network Node are fees set for the entire node, or each channel when opened?
You don't really set up a "node" in the sense that anyone with more than one channel can automatically be a node and route payments. Fees on LN can be set by the node, and can change dynamically on the network. -- Source
Can Lightning routing fees be changed dynamically, without closing channels?
Yes but it has to be implemented in the Lightning software being used. -- Source
How can you make sure that there will be routes with large enough balances to handle transactions?
You won't have to do anything. With autopilot enabled, it'll automatically open and close channels based on the availability of the network. -- Source
How does the Lightning Network stop flooding nodes (DDoS) with micro transactions? Is this even an issue?
Stack Exchange Answer

Unanswered Questions

How do on-chain fees work when opening and closing channels? Who pays the fee?
How does the Lightning Network work for mobile users?
What are the best practices for securing a lightning node?
What is a lightning "hub"?
How does lightning handle cross chain (Atomic) swaps?

Special Thanks and Notes

  • Many links found from awesome-lightning-network github
  • Everyone who submitted a question or concern!
  • I'm continuing to format for an easier Mobile experience!
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PSA: Users, (solo)miners, exchanges/merchants, and pool operators must be on v0.10.1 in advance of the hardfork otherwise you will get forked/booted off the network. Miners, please contact your pool operator to ask them if they have upgraded | Monero v0.10.1 released - mandatory upgrade!

Approximately the 9th of January there will be a hardfork on the Monero network. Most pools have upgraded or are in the process of upgrading, but some have not upgraded yet. If they don't upgrade before the hardfork they will get forked/booted off the network. As a result you will miss out on revenue if you are mining on these pools. Thus, if you are mining on one of the pools that hasn't upgraded yet or hasn't scheduled an upgrade, please contact your pool owner as soon as possible and urge them to upgrade. Alternatively, you can switch to a pool that is on the right version.
Pool Upgraded Contact
MoneroHash YES [email protected] &
MoneroWorld YES [email protected] &
mineXMR YES [email protected] &
PoolTo YES [email protected] &
Moneropool YES [email protected] &
Prohash YES [email protected] &
Crypto-pool YES [email protected] & http://monero.crypto-pool.f
Dwarfpool YES [email protected] &
Alimabi YES [email protected] &
CryptMonero YES [email protected] &
Minergate YES
SupportXMR YES [email protected] &
XMRpool YES [email protected] &
Sheepman YES [email protected] &
CoolPool YES [email protected] & YES
MakeXMR YES [email protected] &
USXmrPool YES [email protected] &
SuprNova YES
PoolDD YES [email protected] & YES -
XMRpool Murmansoft YES [email protected] & [email protected] &
XMR Miningspeed YES [email protected] &

An important message for pool operators and miners

From MoneroMooo:
To all pool operators:
If you haven't already, you will need to update the node-cryptonote-util software in order for your pool to cross the january fork. I think many of the pool ops have done so already, but for those who are not in #monero-pools, you will need this patch:
This applies to zone117x's version of the pool. There is a version of this ported to clintar's fork, which is here:
If you're not running this when the fork happens, you will be forked off.
For pool miners, you may want to check with your pool op that they're running the patch a few days before the fork, and switch to a known good pool otherwise. Please prefer smaller pools when doing so.
Also bear in mind that running v0.10.1 or the GUI beta is mandatory. Any other versions will get booted off the network. Thus, miners, please email your pools and ask them if they are running v0.10.1 and have applied aforementioned patch.

General hardfork information

The upcoming fork will enable Ring Confidential Transactions. This will significantly enhance Monero's privacy. Note that they will not be enforced yet. That is, this hardfork will enable them, whereas the hardfork of September 2017 will enforce them. If you want to read more about Ring Confidential Transactions, see:
Due to variance the hard fork will likely be on the 9th or 10th of January. A specific block height was determined for the hardfork, not a specific date. The specific blockheight for the hardfork can be found here. That is:
// version 4 starts from block 1220516
As an user you need to run either v0.10.1 or the Monero Core GUI Beta 1.

Monero v0.10.1 - Wolfram Warptangent - release

First and foremost, please upgrade to this version. A blockchain resync is not needed. Only this version will work after the fork of January 5. Note that this fork will enable Ring CT transactions, but will not enforce them yet.


This is a necessary point release of Monero v0.10 "Wolfram Warptangent", and is highly recommended as it includes consensus-changing fixes to the RingCT implementation and various other bug fixes.
Some highlights of this release are:

Official Download Links:

All available binaries can be found on the getmonero download page or on Github (at the bottom).
Official Direct Links:

Download Hashes

If you would like to verify that you have downloaded the correct file, please use the following SHA256 hashes:

Updating: Wallet Files

Simply create a new directory with the 0.10.1 binaries and copy your wallet files over to there. Make sure to backup your wallet files properly. If you need any help, feel free to PM me or respond in this thread. Note that your wallet contains three files, namely wallet.keys (this is the most important file, since it contains your keys), wallet (this is the wallet cache, which contains your transaction history and private tx keys), and wallet.address (which is just your public address). In addition, if you incur a bug whilst upgrading, you can always restore your wallet with the mnemonic seed as follows:
For Mac and Linux:
./monero-wallet-cli --restore-deterministic-wallet
On Windows make sure to launch it from the command line. Go to the folder monero-cli-wallet is located and make sure your cursor isn't located on any of the files. Subsequently do SHIFT + right click and it will give you an option to "Open command window here". Lastly, type the following command:
monero-wallet-cli.exe --restore-deterministic-wallet
If you want to restore from the private keys instead of the mnemonic seed, replace --restore-deterministic-wallet with --generate-from-keys

Contributors for this Release

This release was the direct result of 29 people who worked, largely unpaid and altruistically, to put out 481 commits containing 10 517 new lines of code. We'd like to thank them very much for their time and effort. In no particular order they are:


You can find the release (and binaries) of the first beta here.
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Welcome to the FLO subreddit! Here you can learn about FLO and its use as a worldwide public record in many blockchain-based applications

FLO: a worldwide public record

What is FLO?
FLO is a cryptocurrency that introduces a worldwide public record for storing information. FLO coins are needed to pay for storage capacity, and coins are issued to reward participants for their work to secure and distribute information.
FLO is used to send payments and store data. This encourages building applications because anyone has the ability to write data into FLO.
How does FLO work?
FLO is a network similar to bitcoin where the open ledger is secured by miners competing to find proof-of-work. FLO has its own ledger, called the FLO blockchain, that can be thought of as a digital public space for storing information.

Release files


Technical Specifications

Block target spacing: 40 seconds
Difficulty retargets every blocks
Block reward: 100 FLO, halving every 800,000 blocks (about 1 year)
Maximum coins: 160 million FLONetwork port: 7312RPC port: 7313

Mining Information

See our mining guide here:

Block explorers


Indacoin Exchange
Coin swap services


Alexandria Rocket Chat
Medium Blog
IRC channel Join #florincoin on
FLO Slack


Notable Partnerships:

California Institute of Technology-
Overstock's tZERO -
Open Index Protocol Working Group- /
Medici Ventures-

Apps running on top of the FLO blockchain:
OIP apps
Open Index Protocol -
Alexandria -
California Institute of Technology -
Medici Ventures -
Block Header -
FLO native apps
Overstock's tZERO -
Shared Secret -
Notarize with Flotorizer -
World Mood -
Aterna Love - -


Official web site
Github links for Alexandria, OIP, Ranchi, and FLO
FLO Foundation
Florincoin and Alexandria presentation @ BitDevs NYC 5/24/17
Florincoin @ CryptoCurrency Convention NYC 4/9/14
Florin article @ bitcoinist
Blockchain bootstrap from!u15HSADT!nstJ67-mKnWZbMPwddeRJoxEnNneS_94yTfLHoeNQyg
FLO market data read from FLO blockchain visualised
The Decentralized Library of Alexandria - San Diego Bitcoin Meetup 08/15
Blocktech Project Alexandria v0.4 alpha Intro and Walkthrough
Alexandria v0.5.1 alpha demo
FLO History
Launched June 17th 2013, the first coin with a metadata field on the blockchain for the purpose of building blockchain applications.
2013 * Jun 17th: FLO released with no pre-mine and no ICO * Jul 9th: Florincoin is the 61st coin added to Cryptsy, the first major altcoin exchange * Sep 9th: Created the first block explorer,, an open source explorer which is later replaced with * Nov 27th: Coordinated with Skyangel on a hard-fork (required update) to increase the transaction comment size to 528 bytes * Dec 10th: Started work on new website * Dec 16th: Songs of Love, a charity for children based in NYC, beings accepting FLO donations to make customized songs for children in need
2014 * Feb 1st: Created the FLO twitter account (Originally @Official_Florin) * Feb 1st: Created a website, Aterna Love, to store valentine's day messages in the blockchain. Those messages still exist today * Feb 12th: Promoted FLO at the bitcoin center in NYC, with interview by Naomi Brockwell * Mar 2nd: Launched new website * Mar 20th: Florincoin subreddit created (originally /florincoin) * Apr 9th: Presentation about Florincoin at the 1st Cryptocurrency Convention at the scholastic auditorium in NYC * Apr 12th: skyangel releases Florin v0.6.5.13, a hard fork at block 426000, causing FLO to start adjusting difficulty every block * Jun 21st: skyangel releases Florin v0.8.7.2, up to date with the latest Litecoin codebase * Jun 22nd: article: exclusive Q&A with Joseph Fiscella * Sep 20th: Alexandria team meets in San Diego to work on the project as a team for the first time * Oct 4th: Inside Bitcoins Las Vegas conference with the Alexandria Booth
2015 * Jan 1st: FLO and Alexandria mentioned in a chapter about blockchain applications in Melanie Swan's book Blockchain: A Blueprint for a New Economy * Mar 3rd: Released the first golang SDK for Florincoin, foundation, on github: - - * Mar 11th: FLO is open for trading on Bittrex * Mar 11th: FLO is open for trading on Poloniex * Apr 17th: Alexandria 0.4 walkthrough video: * Jun 10th: interview with Alexandria * Jun 25th: Alexandria historian is born and begins recording historic data on the blockchain * Jun 29th: VICE article about Alexandria released: Could Cyberwar Cause a Library of Alexandria Event? * Aug 5th: LA times article about Blockchain Technology Group / Alexandria * Sep 24th: CoinTelegraph article about Alexandria * Dec 9th: Alexandria v0.5.1 alpha demo * Dec 16th: Alexandria booth at Inside Bitcoins San Diego
2016 * Mar 25th: FLO released by Bitspill and the Alexandria team, as well as a pool mining historian blocks * Apr 8th: FLO used to store Libertarian Party votes in blockchain * May 3rd: Alexandria meetup in NYC (video URL missing) * Jun 19th: FLO recommended update to latest Litecoin codebase * Nov 27: Alexandria presentation at DAppHack Berlin 2016
2017 * May 15th: FLO meetup in NYC, Telegram channel created * May 25th: FLO/Alexandria presentation lived streamed from BitDevs NYC: * July 12th: Introducing Alexandria and the Open Index Protocol * July 28th: Amy's blog post about the Alexandria team's visit to San Diego * Aug 20th: Valentin Jesse creates a FLO touchbar app for the 2017 MacBookPro * Nov 29th: New logo and new website concept released and revealed to community in the rebranding initiative * Dec 22nd: New website launched: * Dec 22nd: Flotorizer launched at, Medium article written by Davi Ortega describing the creation of a FLO blockchain application as a non-programmer * Dec 24th: FLO Community Update * Dec 31st:, the first blockchain-based implementation of Shamir's Secret Sharing algorithm, is live (again created by Davi Ortega)
2018 * Jan 13th: Live-streaming FLO dev on * Jan 18th: FLO python SDK released * Jan 18th: FLO added to brainwalletX * Jan 18th: FLO C# SDK released * Feb 23th: FLO partners with YBF Ventures * Mar 20th: FLO releases version 0.15 with segwit support, up-to-date with current Bitcoin and Litecoin codebases: * May 1st: SPV wallet floj is open-sourced by Alexandria and Medici teams * July 17th: FLO summit 2018 held in San Diego * July 26th: Website updated with dapps dashboard
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Scaling Bitcoin Hong Kong - December 6th-7th (LIVE DEC 5TH 20H00 EST)

Gearing up to start.
9:00 HKT ; 01:00 UTC ; 02:00 ; CET 20:00 ; EST 15:00 ; PST 10:00 JST
Live Stream:
Security and Incentives
Block Propagation
Miner's Panel
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CFP Bitcoin Scalability Workshop (Sept 12-13), Montreal Canada | Pindar Wong | Aug 11 2015

Pindar Wong on Aug 11 2015:
Bitcoin Scalability Workshops
In recent months the Bitcoin development community has faced difficult
discussions of how to safely improve the scalability and decentralized
nature of the Bitcoin network. To aid the technical consensus building
process we are organizing a pair of workshops to collect technical
criteria, present proposals and evaluate technical materials and data with
academic discipline and analysis that fully considers the complex tradeoffs
between decentralization, utility, security and operational realities. This
may be considered as similar in intent and process to the NIST-SHA3 design
process where performance and security were in a tradeoff for a security
critical application.
Since Bitcoin is a P2P currency with many stakeholders, it is important to
collect requirements as broadly as possible, and through the process
enhance everyone’s understanding of the technical properties of Bitcoin to
help foster an inclusive, transparent, and informed process.
Those with technical interest are invited to participate in this pair of
workshops with the following intent:
Phase 1: Scene setting, evaluation criteria, and tradeoff analysis.
Montreal, Canada: September 12th-13th, 2015
Scalability is not a single parameter; there are many opportunities to make
the Bitcoin protocol more efficient and better able to service the needs of
its growing userbase. Each approach to further scaling the Bitcoin
blockchain involves implicit trade offs of desired properties of the whole
system. As a community we need to raise awareness of the complex and subtle
issues involved, facilitate deeper research and testing of existing
proposals, and motivate future work in this area.
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the general tradeoffs and
requirements of any proposal to scale Bitcoin beyond its present limits.
Session topics are to include the presentation of experimental data
relating to known bottlenecks of Bitcoin’s continued growth and analysis of
implicit tradeoffs involved in general strategies for enabling future
This event will not host sessions on the topic of any specific proposals
involving changes to the Bitcoin protocol. Such proposals would be the
topic of a 2nd, follow-on Phase 2 workshop described below; this event is
intended to “set the stage” for work on and evaluation of specific
proposals in the time between the workshops.
Phase 2 will be planned out further as part of Phase 1 with input from the
Phase 2: Presentation and review of technical proposals, with simulation,
benchmark results.
Hong Kong, SAR, China: TBD Nov/Dec 2015
Hopefully to be easier for the Chinese miners to attend, the second
workshop pertaining to actual block size proposals is to be planned for
Hong Kong roughly in the late November to December timeframe.
The purpose of this workshop is to present and review actual proposals for
scaling Bitcoin against the requirements gathered in Phase 1. Multiple
competing proposals will be presented, with experimental data, and compared
against each other. The goal is to raise awareness of scalability issues
and build a pathway toward consensus for increasing Bitcoin’s transaction
processing capacity or, barring that, identify key areas of further
required research and next steps for moving forward.
Preliminarily, Phase 2 will be a time to share results from experiments
performed as a result of Phase 1 and an opportunity to discuss new
How do the Workshops work?
Both events will be live-streamed with remote participation facilitated
via IRC for parallel online discussion and passing questions to the event.
These workshops aim to facilitate the existing Bitcoin Improvement
Proposals (BIP)[1] process. Most work will be done outside of the workshops
in the intervening months. The workshops serve to be additive to the design
and review process by raising awareness of diverse points of view, studies,
simulations, and proposals.
Travel, venue details, and accommodation recommendation are available at Registration begins August 12th at an early-bird
ticket price of $150 USD until September 3rd. The ticket prices do not come
close to covering the venue expense and travel subsidies, hence the need
for corporate sponsors.
Please see the FAQ at which should answer most other
Travel Subsidies for Independent/Academic Researchers
There will be an application process for independent or academic
researchers to apply for travel assistance to help cover the expense of
airfare and hotel fees up to $1,000 per qualified presenter who intends to
give a presentation. The four underwriters of this event have agreed to
jointly review applications and cover the travel subsidies for qualified
presenters. See for details.
Sponsors of the Montreal Workshop
The first workshop is hosted and with logistics handled by the Montreal
consultancy CryptoMechanics <>.
The Underwriters jointly responsible for venue expenses and researcher
travel subsidies are currently the MIT Digital Currency Initiative,
Chaincode Labs, Blockstream, and
Current sponsors include: Cryptsy, BitcoinTalk, Final Hash, Blockstream,
MIT DCI, Chaincode Labs, IDEO Futures, Kraken, and
Additional sponsors are needed. Please see for
sponsorship details or contact me directly via < pindar dot wong at >
Online Workshop Resources
Bitcoin-Workshops-Announce list
Bitcoin-Workshops discussion list
#bitcoin-workshops chat on the Freenode IRC network
Call for Proposals/Papers/Presentations
If you have any research relevant to issues surrounding Bitcoin
scalability, your proposal for a presentation at the Montreal workshop
would be most welcome. Please see for submission
Pindar Wong
Chair, Montreal Workshop Planning Committee
Chairman, VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd.
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There are lots of nice communities on IRC with rooms for discussing various topics and people giving free support for problems

You can access the Freenode IRC channel through your web browser here:
Channels begin with # and you can specify multiple ones using a , between them. i.e #bitcoin, #electrum, #coinbase
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