| submitted by /u/CosmicHemorroid
Stuff just got real. Real as in applied in a real world business in a real world usecase recklessly using real money.
People opened channels to our node and paid their bill and other people did not open channels to us but their payments were successfully routed and arrived in literally microseconds as well anyway.
I am herewith declaring the end of the scaling debate. This problem is solved. We can now refocus on the actual challenges like fungability and privacy in Bitcoin.
I wanna throw out the biggest thanks to Rene and all the other guys who I cannot possibly name who have contributed. Also to Jef, Christian and Josh of fulmo who did an unbelievable job bringing the people together here and making this development possible.
This kind of innovation feels like the early days of Bitcoin all over again.
edit 2: we've come a long way: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/62uw23/lightning_network_is_working_room77_is_accepting/
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Back in the days of Bitcoin mining there was talk of turning toasters or other electronic devices into Bitcoin mining machines, but that doesn’t seem like a good idea anymore having that it requires lots of power and very low ROI having to run it as a node by itself.
My question is, has there been any discussions or projects that use a Proof-of-Stake coin or system integrated into another internet connected device? I’m not talking about just setting up a raspberry pi and installing a POS node onto it and leaving it to mine.