On BIP 157, Neutrino, and the Light Lightning Client
Vlad Costea's original article for cryptoinsider.com reduced by 56%
As the next section is about to present, some bitcoiners are concerned about the security model too and suggest that every light client should ideally be accompanied by a full node - so you ride the Lightning within minutes, but at the same time leave your computer on to finish synchronization for the sake of your security. Node Launcher lead engineer Pierre Rochard stands out as the most vocal of BIP 157 advocates, and he seems to be convinced that Lightning should live up to its name from the first minute. In regards to the issue of bypassing the full node requirement, Mr.
Rochard presents BIP 157 as a preliminary method or "Gateway drug". Ideally, all Neutrino light clients should be accompanied by corresponding validating nodes. From a light client point of view, it makes most sense to trust one or more random third party nodes.
Most bitcoiners who have voiced their opinions in relation to BIP 157 and Neutrino didn't seem to be thrilled with the proposal of merging the code into Bitcoin Core. It's also probable that mining pools would support the idea just because Neutrino grants them more political power in the event that light client users never switch to a full node solution.
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