I’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to understand what Bitcoin Lightning is. It appears as if the main website for it is this: https://www.bitcoinlightning.com/
However, the site feels extremely “commercial” and sketchy, full of typos and dubious claims/language.
The only other site I can find is https://lightning.network/ , which has a way more “community-y” domain name, but almost goes to the other extreme in that it’s entirely devoid of anything useful. Extremely barebones and uninviting. Empty.
I frankly did not get this feeling about the Lightning Network until today. I’ve heard about it for years, but not in a long time. Is it dead/failed at this point? Even after reading the entire introduction, I just have no idea how I would actually use it.
To me, this seems like vaporware. Just like I could not figure out how to actually use Ethereum to actually do anything, or even download a single sensible client.
What is the problem with “Lightning”, really? Do the main Bitcoin developers/controllers have different ideas for the future of Bitcoin? I feel like I have to pull every bit of information out from people, and as if they expect me to automatically understand what to do.
Once again, I have to ask: Am I missing something? Is this promising-sounding thing a… thing?