CoinShares data shows that lightning network bitcoin capacity surged by 798% last year. On September 1, 2019, the lightning network capacity was 836 BTCs (approximately $8 million), and on September 1, 2018, the lightning network capacity was only 93 BTCs (approximately $658,000). Previously, on May 9, 2019, the lightning network capacity reached its peak of 1,104 BTC, but it fell by 24.2% in three months. This may be because BTC prices have soared by 100% over the same period, prompting people to sell bitcoin and make a profit. In addition, the number of nodes in the lightning network has increased, from 1,627 on September 1, 2018 to 4,831, an increase of 196%.