State Channels for Babies, Part 3

Putting All The Pieces Together

Putting All The Pieces Together

Cross-Post: This post was originally written by Hunter Hillman, and was republished from the Connext blog with their explicit permission.

This is the last one on state channels, we promise!

In previous installments, we introduced you to state channels and dug a little deeper into what makes them tick.

This week, we’re going to take a dive into the architecture of “multihop” payments and a few different strategies for implementing them.

We rely on terms and definitions from previous chapters, so if you haven’t already read them, take a look at our first two posts:

There are many ways to illustrate and educate the community on state channels. Existing state channels information remains somewhat esoteric, but it is important we disseminate this knowledge in a multitude of ways so that more people can grasp where we are in terms of scalability.

For a more in-depth look, check out the Counterfactual for Dummies and State Channels for Dummies series by Eric Olszewski.

Without further ado, we present: