- Payment channels can be chained together and the alpha implementation includes a crude routing mechanism to allow payments to move between nodes that do not have a direct payment channel established between them.
- It is efficient, fast and has very low fees but it is still a network just like any other payment network in that to use it you need to connect to it directly, and in the case of Thunder you only transact in bitcoin.
- The promise of Thunder is a new high-speed low-cost route for payments, that are settled via Bitcoin and that could form a very competitive link in a chain of Interledger payments.
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Thunder, Lightning and Interledger — Medium