The bitcoin lightning network is an off-chain payment channel that provides instant, high-volume micropayments while removing risk of trusted third parties. Recently, we had the chance to ask one of the inventors, Joseph Poon, a few questions surrounding this new technology and how they are planning to use the lightning network to benefit bitcoin users.

There are some drawbacks associated with sidechains but they are not unsolvable. The benefits of sidechain innovation will be insurmountable, and will enable an age of 'trustless computing'.