Bitcoin Lightning Network capacity surpasses 3900 BTC, marking new ATH

Bitcoin’s (bitcoin) The underlying architecture continues to outperform itself – further securing, decentralizing and accelerating impenetrable peer-to-peer networks.The same applies to Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN).

Bitcoin Lightning Network Capacity Reaches All-Time High of 3915.776 BTC, Proving It data From Bitcoin Visuals, demonstrating a commitment to increasing BTC transaction speed and reducing layer 2 protocol fees.

Cumulative Bitcoin capacity across all channels.Source: BitcoinVisuals Node

Bitcoin LN was first implemented on the Bitcoin mainnet in 2018 to address Bitcoin’s notorious scalability issues and has since been able to maintain an upward trajectory in expanding its capacity.

However, this climb was temporarily interrupted on April 18, when LN capacity fell by 7.7% – from 3687.051 BTC to 3402.273 BTC in a week. Demonstrating network resilience, the drop was accompanied by a quick recovery to 3718.351 BTC by May 2.

Bitcoin Lightning Network statistics. Source: 1ml

In addition, statistics data Data from 1ml shows that all other aspects of the Bitcoin Lightning Network continue to grow in parallel with Bitcoin’s global adoption drive.

related: Layer 2 adoption could spur next crypto tipping point

A Redditor’s data-driven prediction hints at a major disruption, with the crypto industry moving from bridging between L1 blockchains to L2. As the OP explained:

“L2 adoption is happening now, even if it’s slow and explosive. Behind the scenes, L2 is improving reliability, lowering fees, and increasing accessibility. L2 is still building and improving, which is awesome.”

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the L2 scaling solution leverages the security of L1 and processes multiple transactions into a single package.