[Lightning-dev] LN without SegWit: less efficient or less secure?

Matt Corallo lf-lists at mattcorallo.com
Mon Jan 16 03:06:02 UTC 2017

On January 15, 2017 9:30:48 PM EST, Rusty Russell <rusty at rustcorp.com.au> wrote:
>If segwit doesn't activate, something is badly broken in Bitcoin.  This
>is not really a lightning issue; there's been no significant technical
>objection to segwit, and it really does make Bitcoin work better.

Depends on your point of view.... If you want a digital gold and don't care too much about payments, segwit not activating may be a good thing. It is a strong indication of how hard it is to change Bitcoin, and may even be an indication Bitcoin will never change in a major way again - a strong confirmation of exactly what you'd want from Bitcoin.

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