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The Bitcoin Lightning Network has reached an important milestone this week and, for the first time ever, its capacity went over 600 BTC (around $2 million USD). According to data from, a monitoring site, the LN was able to process 600 BTC early today, January 30. While yesterday was also a very good day for the scaling solution, as its capacity grew a lot, over 21 BTC in 24 hours. At the moment, the full capacity of the Bitcoin Lightning Network is around 601 BTC, 15% more than a month ago. This is not the only metric which was vastly improved, though. The total node count now equals 5768 nodes in total, a 16% rise, which is coherent with the increase in the BTC capacity. However, the number of channels grew exponentially more, we got 22,750 channels today, an increase of 36%. Part of the improvement can certainly be credited to the Lightning Torch project, which was an ongoing awareness campaign in which the users would increase the size of the network. About the Lightning

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