"The Importance of Layer Two" by Elizabeth Stark of Lightning Labs

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Elizabeth Stark, CEO & Co-founder of Lightning Labs, shares the evolution of the internet all the way to the concept of a completely decentralized virtual world, focusing on a particular technology – blockchain. Addressing the inherent scalability issues of blockchains, Stark offers a way to solve the problem with creating a “Layer Two” – a peripheral network that settles transactions on its own blockchain rather than having all transactions settled on a premium global blockchain.

Lightning Labs is a company that is developing Lightning, an overlay network built on top of an existing blockchain protocol. Similar to how the Internet is built in layers, Lightning creates an entirely new layer, offering instant, high-volume payments that are denominated in the blockchain’s native currency.

Elena Mesropyan

MEDICIGlobal Head of Content

Elena is a research professional with a background in social sciences and extensive experience in consumer behavior studies and marketing analytics. She is passionate about technologies enabling financial inclusion for underprivileged and vulnerable groups of the population around the world. Elena has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women in FinTech 2018. Prior, she has been ranked in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2017.