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This is the 34th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Rene Pickhardt! Rene is working on a PHD in pathfinding. He is prolific in the Lightning Network ecosystem, he can be found on StackExchange, Youtube, and at university teaching people about the Lightning Network. Rene is currently self employed as a data scientist.

We talk about:

  • Rene’s Background
  • How to Contribute to Lightning
  • “Thinking in Bitcoin”
  • Onion Routing
  • Researchers in Lightning
  • Hal Finney
  • Funding Researchers
  • Flood and Loot Attacks
  • HTLC Attacks
  • Security of the Lightning Network
  • Interaction Between Researchers and Devs

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