//Lightning Network is Actually an 'Altcoin,' Edge CEO Says

Lightning Network is Actually an 'Altcoin,' Edge CEO Says



Lightning, from my point of view, is actually an altcoin. It’s an alternative chain. It’s an alternative consensus mechanism that just happens to be tied back to Bitcoin. From every point of view — it’s got different address formats, it’s got different wallets, it’s got different way of transacting, different constraints, …

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