Lightning Takes Bitcoin from Digital Gold to Universal Money.

As amazing as El Salvador’s new Bitcoin Law has been, I’d argue the most under-reported story of the past year isn’t El Salvador, it’s the exponential rise of the Lightning Network.

Beyond Lightning making El Salvador’s law possible in the first place, and beyond Lightning rendering obsolete the “faster, cheaper” altcoin clone army, the Lightning Network is now moving Bitcoin exponentially closer to becoming a true universal medium of exchange that is controlled by the people, not by governments.

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