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Ayo Akinyele: Bolt Labs – Zcash on Lightning

Published on September 3rd, 2019 by epicenterbitcoin

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We're joined by Ayo Akinyele, CEO of Bolt Labs. Bolt is building a new privacy-focused layer-2 payment channel network design. Initially designed by Matt Green and Ian Meyers, Bolt is being commercialized by Ayo and his team. Beginning with a Zcash integration, they have plans to implement on several crypto networks. We chat with Ayo about the technical design of BOLT channels, their privacy guarantees, how they complement designs like Lightning, and their synergies with the Zcash team.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Privacy in Lightning
  • Technical design of Bolt channels
  • Architecture of Bolt channel networks
  • Integrations with existing networks
  • Synergies with Zcash project
  • Regulatory aspect of payment channel hubs

Links mentioned in this episode:


  • Cosmos: Join the most interoperable ecosystem of connected blockchains

This episode is hosted by Meher Roy & Sunny Aggarwal. Show notes and listening options: epicenter.tv/303

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