The topography that is emerging on the Lightning Network seems to be mimicking many things we find in nature.
After seeing the WHATSAPP demo, it's not hard to envision people building apps and user interfaces on top of these primitives that allow users to send payable invoices with messages attached in a P2P fashion
To pull this off, Binance would have needed to coordinate with miners to rewrite the chain to change the transaction executed by the hacker. Now, that doesn't seem very decentralized or trustless, does it? Nor does it seem very practical.
The vision is coming together, freaks. And it's coming together beautifully. Slowly but surely, wiley entrepreneurs continue to prove the haters wrong by building Bitcoin products that even an idiot like me can use with extreme ease.
At the moment, being a good liquidity provider and profitable routing node is a very manual process that is not a very friendly user experience if you are not very technical.