Is there any future, feasible mechanism in Lightning Network that would allow Bitcoin to be confiscated forcefully or blocked from use?


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I have some confusion regarding LN, I know the Miners support it, we support it, even Roger Ver supports it. But I'm catching a lot of flack at rBTC for promoting it and correcting some confusions over it. Mostly over the fact that blocksize MUST be increasing in order for it to function long term.

My understanding is that it is open source, anyone can run a hub and that the free market will drive the fees to essentially nothing, there are technical articles about this that I've read to base this understanding from. One would assume any manner of person/company would run this hub to assist the adoption of Bitcoin, from exchanges, to miners, enthusiasts, casinos, debit card providers – the list is endless. So on this basis it is as decentralized as the principle of mining, but facilitates instant transactions making Bitcoin suitable for any payment concept.

Now, I've investigated the technical aspects of this system and with my limited ability with respect to that cannot see any issues with this system.

So, my question is this, IS there any way that it would be possible that Lightning Network could, in the future, be the tool used by Governments and Banks etc to confiscate or block certain people's Bitcoins?

I'm just trying to understand how even Core/Miners and Roger can agree on Lightning, but rBTC is still against it and I cannot find a single logical reason why yet?

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