Matt Corallo joins the show to give us an update on the state of the lightning network, where it is improved, the kinks that need to be worked out, and how it may evolve in the future. Many critics and enthusiasts alike often mischaracterize the shortcomings and capabilities of the network. Matt is here to set the record straight.

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13:34 - Should we focus on what we have?
18:27 - Core dev burnout
24:58 - State of Bitcoin adoption
35:23 - The year of LDK
40:46 - Stablecoins and AI
46:44 - Where should the focus be?
52:42 - LSPs and improving LN UX
59:21 - Crypto impatience
1:05:26 - Using lightning every day
1:07:02 - Regulations
1:21:01 - Bitcoin and Crypto have different regulatory concerns
1:23:34 - AI and energy
1:27:31 - Is LN a panacea?
1:35:54 - How is LN success defined?
1:38:35 - PTLCs
1:43:46 - Bitcoin’s success probability