Andreas Antonopoulos has defended the Lightning Network as an optimal Bitcoin scaling solution, saying it is “naive” to assume that its current nascent state means it will fail to scale in future. Critics ‘Misunderstand Engineering’ Speaking as part of his regular Q&A sessions, the celebrated cryptocurrency educator and lecturer addressed criticism of Lightning, which remains in beta testing phase after its Bitcoin mainnet implementation first launched six months ago. Summarizing the protocol’s perspectives, Antonopoulos said:
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