Sri Aravinda Krishnan Thyagarajan: Building a Lightning Network on Monero


December 14th, 2021

58 mins 57 secs

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TODAY'S 🎙SHOW: Douglas Tuman interviews Sri Aravinda Krishnan, an applied cryptography post doc at CMU who has co/authored various papers that are laying the groundwork for developing a second layer on Monero, aka payment channels, akin to the lighting network on bitcoin.

Doug and Aravinda discuss what an LN-like network on monero would look like, what developments are required on the Monero side to make payment channels possible, and much more!

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0:00 - Intro | Meeting at Monero Conference | Aravinda's Education
5:06 - Monero influence on Aravinda's Thesis | OmniRing
11:00 - Explaining Bi-Directional Payment Channels
19:35 - Issues Implementing into Monero
25:35 - Motivation for writing thesis on this subject
29:20 - KeyOffset | What is holding XMR back from a layer 2 solution
30:30 - Monero and Scalability
32:33 - Aravind's thoughts on XMR base technology
34:02 - Zcash | Atomic Swaps
37:40 - What would Aravind like to see in Monero
40:50 - How can the community contribute to Monero growth
47:00 - Atomic Swaps
49:12 - What's next for Aravind
52:00 - Last words on potential XMR layer 2


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