Mastering the Lightning Network
STATUS: First Edition published on Dec 21, 2021
Mastering the Lightning Network is an O'Reilly Media book, by authors Andreas M. Antonopoulos (@aantonop), Olaoluwa Osuntokun (@roasbeef), Rene Pickhardt (@renepickhardt). It was published on Dec 21, 2021, in paperback and e-book, by O'Reilly Media. It is available everywhere that books are sold. This repository contains the manuscript of the book as published by O'Reilly Media, tagged as firstedition_firstprint.
The book describes the Lightning Network (LN), a Peer-to-Peer protocol running on top of Bitcoin and other blockchains, which provides near-instant, secure, micro-payments.
The book is suitable for technical readers with an understanding of the fundamentals of Bitcoin and other open blockchains.
- Part 1 - Intro
- Getting Started
- How the Lightning Network Works
- Lightning Node Software
- Operating a Lightning Network Node
- Part 2 - Intro
- Lightning Network Architecture
- Payment Channels
- Routing on a Network of Payment Channels
- Channel Operation and Payment Forwarding
- Onion Routing
- Gossip and the Channel Graph
- Pathfinding and Payment Delivery
- Wire Protocol: Framing and Extensibility
- Lightning's Encrypted Message Transport
- Lightning Payment Requests
- Security and Privacy of the Lightning Network
Author Bios and Colophon
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Mastering the Lightning Network by Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Olaoluwa Osuntokun, Rene Pickhardt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at https://github.com/lnbook/lnbook.
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