These BTC Lightning Network Capacity stats can help you take informed decision
- BTC Lightning Network Capacity hits an all-time high.
- Lightning Network also recently saw integration with Xapo bank.
Despite the recent spotlight on Bitcoin, Lightning Network, its Layer 2 alternative, is progressing. Taking a look at a few of its most important measures reveals its tremendous development and future potential.
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Lightning Network capacity
The quantity of Bitcoin locked in each payment channel and the number of channels created on the Network determine its capacity. The capacity of a payment channel is the sum of the Bitcoin deposits made by both parties when the channel is created.
On glassnode, the Lightning Network Capacity chart showed that there had been a noticeable upward trend over time. The fact that it reached its peak every year was another thing that could be seen. The network’s capacity had reached 5,200 as of this writing and was still rising.
Positive network position change and channels
A study of the Net Position change also revealed that it had been positive since December 2022. The Net Position Change was positive as of the time of this writing and stood at above 159.
More BTC flows into the channels are likely to help with network transaction settlement, as seen by the increased flow of BTC into the channels.
The Bitcoin Lightning Network Mean Channel Capacity has increased over time, just like the network capacity. Nonetheless, the upward tendency has leveled out somewhat, while a very little increase was still discernible. The metric was approximately 0.073 as of the time of writing.
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It’s important to remember that the Network is still a young technology and has a smaller capacity than more established payment options like wire transfers or credit cards.
The Lightning Network’s bandwidth is anticipated to rapidly expand as more users adopt it and create payment channels. But even as it grows, mergers are already taking place.
International private bank Xapo bank officially announced cooperation with the Lightning Network infrastructure platform Lightspark on 2 March. This allowed the company to integrate Lightning on its platform.