By utilising payment hubs, Liquidity.Network allows multiple users to send cost efficient Ethereum micropayments for the very first time. Liquidity.Network is the first ever off-chain payment system to have a working MVP that allows its users bi-directional transfers of Ethereum. The project has already been successfully deployed on Ethereum’s Testnet service. Liquidity.Network’s novel technology allows any member of a payment hub to pay any other member of a payment hub, whilst integrating with REVIVE to allow rebalancing of payments off-chain without the need for costly on-chain refill transactions. By utilising off-chain payments, the network allows users to transfer their funds instantly with an enhanced level of privacy that is low cost and secured by the blockchain. This ‘trustless Paypal’ will upgrade the Ethereum network, and have far-reaching implications for the blockchain world as usage grows, enabling a higher number of users to use the Ethereum network without adding to congestion.
The Liquidity.Network is a practical blockchain micropayment system, supporting millions of users securely, reducing transaction costs significantly and enabling the mainstream adoption of blockchain.
Despite their potential, existing blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum can only process ten’s of transactions per second - comparable mainstream payment systems process over thousand transactions per second. Off-chain payment channels have been proposed to substantially increase the blockchain’s transaction processing capabilities.
Typical off-chain channels, however, face several limitations: users need to keep substantial deposits locked up in rigid allocations, payment channel rebalancing is limited to on-chain transactions, complex routing structures needs
to be set up, etc.
Liquidity.Network is the first practical, secure and scalable off-chain payment hub system for decentralized blockchains. The Liquidity.Network architecture stems from a symbiosis between our novel innovations: the Payment Hub and REVIVE. Liquidity.Network is scalable to multi millions of users, and does not require rigid funds to be locked up.