As reported by U.Today, Andreas Antonopoulos was allegedly working on a new book about the Lightning Network. The Bitcoin evangelist has recently made an announcement about this new endeavor while revealing a lot of pertinent details.
A collaborative effort
‘Mastering Lightning Network’ will be written together with René Pickhardt and Olaoluwa Osuntokun, but they welcome all volunteers to contribute to the project. The trio is expected to finish the book by the last quarter of 2020.
Antonopoulos promises to begin with baby steps so that the average Joe to grasp the basics of the LN.
Everyone who picks up this book will be new to Lightning. [...] This is a book for anyone who wants to understand Lightning from the beginning.”
The authors will also focus on the process of building applications atop of Lightning to see the power of the technology.
An open-source project
Pickhardt claims that the main impetus for working on “Mastering Lightning Network” was a lack of educational literature about the “Layer 2” scaling solution.
Antonopoulos claims that the book will be written on a public Github repository, which means that everyone can read it for free without paying for a hard copy.
Given that the book will be available on a share-alike license one year after publishing, others will be able to distribute derivative works.