I’ve been playing for quite a while with Lightning Network now and can’t get more excited about it. The effect of being able to exchange value with people in absolutely different jurisdictions is mind-blowing.
I even got inspired to write about how to get started with it - How to connect to Lightning Network with Elixir — Yevhenii Kurtov's blog
Although Rust is the leading contender in that crypto department I still believe that Elixir/Phoenix has a chance to give a good run for a buck.
So if you’re interested in building on top of LN and looking at where to get started, I’ll be happy to help.