What Bitcoin Did #97 Lightning & The Law with Peter Van Valkenburg

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Published on April 16th, 2019 by DSholla

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“There are a lot of people on Twitter who might be partisans of scaling on chain versus the lightning network, who think it is not complicated and that the government are just going to come after Lightning nodes.” — Peter Van Valkenburgh

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thursday 11th April, 2019

Company: Coin Center

Role: Research Director

The regulatory lens of Bitcoin is also now on the Lightning Network, and there are questions around how regulations might apply to node operators and custodial wallet providers. Should they require a money transmission license? Should they be subject to KYC/AML requirements?

While Bitcoin companies have adapted to the regulatory


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