Hoping there are plans to make LN as easy as possible for newcomers looking to use BTC in the future. Even I am a bit confused about 'payment channels'. I really wish LN could operate in a wallet without even mentioning payment channels.
Is it possible for a wallet to automatically handle the opening and closing of payment channels behind the scenes? Bit hard to get mass adoption if we have to explain to ppl how to open a channel, send payment, pay for channel, close channel etc.
It's early days with LN but hoping someone more experienced can chime in here. I think opening a channel costs BTC right? Again, how much does this cost and can it be handled by a wallet automatically?