Situation: I am trying to implement a payment network, I guess kind of similar to World Wire, and I am not sure how should I start off. Have yet to use docker before, so I'm a bit overwhelmed by the instructions. And I'm not sure if I should proceed with core as there seems to be a lot of configurations.
Outcome: The end goal would probably be a POC to simulate on testnet/privatenet with about 1000 nodes transacting from small to huge amounts, and if possible being able to see it being ready to move to public.
Extras: If I come across as asking to be spoon-fed, I'm sorry! Please at least leave link/guides for me so that I can narrow down my searches. As I currently have 1 month deadline to work towards to, and I cannot afford to explore for too long. All help is appreciated!! Thank you!