In this 2-day course, we will do a deep dive into the recent development in the Bitcoin and Litecoin blockchains, namely the implementations of Segregated Witness (SegWit) and the Lightning Network, including the community dispute on the activation of SegWit on Litecoin.
The course will cover a brief introduction on the structure of blockchains, and the recent debate on the scalability issues of the Bitcoin blockchain, which eventually resulted in a hard-fork on the Bitcoin blockchain. The course will include a thorough review on the design principles of Segregated Witness, how it solves the transaction malleability issue and eventually became the enabling technology for the Lightning Network.
The course will also do a comprehensive overview on Lightning Network. Participants will be able to see how a fast payment channel is established, how multiple payment channels are connected, and how transactions are routed across the whole Lightning Network.
The workshop is open for registration now.