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Lightning Network Paper

This is the Bitcoin Lightning Network paper.

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Paper is in LaTeX format. Diagrams are in dia, but may remake the diagrams in inkscape for cleanliness.

Updating bibliography

If you're not familiar with latex, updating bibliography requires running:

pdflatex new.tex
bibtex new
pdflatex new.tex
pdflatex new.tex

Generating figures

requires dia

cd figures


By default, there is a text width of 80 characters unless there is an explicit need to go longer.

If you want to do formatting of paragraphs, the vim settings are:

:set tw=80

If you want to reflow text, it's


If you want to reflow an entire paragraph, it's


There are a couple places where reflowing will break (primarily in figures where it's sensitive to linebreaks).

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