Claim: On the 2nd layer front, devs are now trying to scale Ethereum via scale via state channels (ETH’s version of Lightning), but it is unclear whether main-chain issued ERC20 type tokens will be portable to this environment.
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Summarized arguments: You can use main-chain issued ERC20 tokens on other networks such as Raiden, Loom, and Connext.
@DZack23 adds that Tuur’s claim wasn’t just about lack of current state channel projects live on mainnet that support ERC20 tokens (which is false) but also “if there ever will be any in the future…” which is also false.
“It would probably be hard to find a state channel project that doesn’t offer support for ERC20 tokens which makes sense, since by definition if a “state channel” could only support ETH payments, it wouldn’t be a state channel at all, but a payment channel… as someone who has done development work with state channels and follows the space pretty closely, I can say that ERC20 tokens are an easy case to handle, and one with no uncertain or “unclear” difficulties.”