April 5-7, 2019, Anywhere in the World
The Lightning Network was built around the idea of financial inclusivity. Anyone can make a purchase and should be able to do so pseudonymously. We believe cheap payments should be supported and content creators should be able to appropriately monetize their time with lightning payments as well.
This is why we've launched the first ever global Bolt-A-Thon. By hosting the event online, we are able to reach a world-wide developer community that isn't limited by hotel rooms or plane tickets. It also allows us to receive and process all payments into Lightning Bitcoin.
We invite you to join the Lightning revolution by listening to top Lightning Network developers in this space with a session ticket priced at ⚡250k (~$10 USD). Or join the hack-a-thon with a 100 satoshi "proof of node" buy in and team up to code alongside some of the best and brightest. On the last day, all hackers will present their projects and vote on their favorite. First place wins 0.3 BTC, second place wins 0.2 BTC, and third place wins 0.1 BTC!
After a short introduction, we will suggest themes for the Bolt-A-Thon. We will also go over the criteria hackers should use to vote for their favorite projects on the last day. Hackers will not be able to vote for their own projects.
After a short introduction and a word from our sponsors, we will introduce the first speaker of the day.
Major Limitations of the Lightning Network
Architecture of LND Watchtowers
The Lightning Network in Action
Atomic Swaps on Lightning
How to configure and launch your Bitcoin and Lightning nodes
The Economics of Lightning
Code-a-long and Q&A
JSON Interface with c-lightning and Writing Extensions
Using Lightning Network in Production
Brick-and-Mortar payments on the Lightning Network
Hackers will have 10 minutes to present their projects. Once everyone is finished, the hackers will vote for their favorite projects based on the criteria provided on day one. Judges will also score projects as well. First place will be awarded 0.3 BTC. Second place 0.2 BTC. Third place 0.1 BTC.
Winners announced and closing thoughts.
On the internet! We will be streaming all of our sessions online through zoom on our website. When you purchase a ticket, you will be given a unique code that you will be able to redeem to see the session. The code can also be redeemed through a zoom client if you prefer. Don't forget to sign up for our mailing list at the bottom of the site to have the links to the sessions emailed directly to you!