Olaoluwa Osuntokun is the co-founder and CTO of Lightning Labs, and also the lead developer of lnd, one of the main implementations of Lightning. Laolu has been a Bitcoin developer for over 4-years, is an author of several BIPs (BIP 157+158), and conducts active research into the future operation and evolution of the Lightning Network. Laolu also holds a BS+MS in Computer Science.

Course Title
Advanced Lightning Applications

Course Description
The session Advanced Lightning Applications will cover an overview of advanced applications on the Lightning network enabled by current and future protocol features. We’ll focus on the unique aspects of Lightning that allow it to do things that aren’t possible on any other payment system. The goal of this session is to inspire new developers to build applications on the Lightning network.

Scholars will learn about the innovations being built on the Lightning network through high-level examples provided during the session. Some of the ideas showcased in the session are possible today, but haven’t yet been implemented widely by any developers/applications. You will leave this session inspired to explore the mostly untouched landscape of advanced Lightning use cases.