Lightning Network Capacity Exceeds 3,900 BTC
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The capacity of the Bitcoin micropayment network Lightning Network (LN) has grown by more than 15%, from 3,316 BTC to 3,915 BTC since the beginning of the year.

According to 1ML, there are currently 85,230 payment channels in the network interconnected by 17,564 nodes.

The Lightning Network is one of the most important solutions for scaling Bitcoin, reducing transaction fees and increasing payment privacy.

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Arcane Research analysts have previously said the LN ecosystem is growing faster than its capacity. The latter indicator grew by 700% between April and September 2021.

The firm's analysts believe the rapid development of the ecosystem is due to the legalization of Bitcoin in El Salvador. As a result, since September last year, companies operating in the country must accept payments with the national digital wallet Chivo, which is compatible with the Lightning Network.

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