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 covered 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

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