The Lightning Pool UI is Open for Testing and More Product Updates!

February 16, 2021

At Lightning Labs, we’re building the technology to bring bitcoin to the next billion people. Our goal is to make the easiest platform for anyone to integrate internet-native digital money using Lightning. This is the first in a regular series of blog posts aimed at keeping users apprised of our latest product updates. We recently shipped lnd 0.12, our Lightning implementation optimized for reliability, performance and security, and this week we’re announcing updates across several of our…

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Announcing lnd 0.12-beta: Improving the LND Developer Experience

January 28, 2021

We’re pleased to announce lnd 0.12-beta, our first release of 2021! One of our major goals this year is to make it easier for developers to build on Lightning, and to that end, we recently shipped new lnd developer docs. We’re also committed to making the Lightning Network more reliable, robust, and secure, and our latest release does just that: lnd v0.12 includes anchor channels for improved reliability, faster startup times for improved robustness, additional support for Partially Signed…

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Autoloop: Lightning Liquidity You Can Set and Forget!

November 24, 2020

We are excited to announce Autoloop, a new feature in Lightning Loop that allows Loop users to automatically balance liquidity, saving time and making using bitcoin on Lightning more efficient. Now users can set liquidity and fee preferences, keeping Lightning channels balanced and budgets intact. The introduction of Autoloop marks an important step in the evolution of liquidity automation on Lightning. To get started, update to the latest version of Loop today. How It Works With Autoloop, users…

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Lightning Pool Is Open for Business: Lease Liquidity, Earn Returns, Stack Sats

Ryan Gentry
November 2, 2020

Today we're announcing the release of Lightning Pool, a non-custodial, peer-to-peer marketplace for Lightning node operators to buy and sell channels. Lightning Pool makes it easier to instantly accept Lightning payments, and opens up the new possibility of earning a yield on bitcoin by selling access to liquidity on Lightning. This release marks an important development in the evolution of Lightning financial products, making Lightning liquidity a tradeable asset and enabling users to earn a…

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Lightning Pool: A Technical Deep-Dive

Olaoluwa Osuntokun
November 2, 2020

Today we’re excited to announce our alpha release of Lightning Pool a new non-custodial marketplace that connects people who want to buy inbound liquidity with those looking to earn a return on their bitcoin in Lightning channels, promoting more efficient capital allocation on the Lightning Network. In this post, we’ll be doing a deep-dive into the architecture and design of the marketplace. This marketplace has two natural sides: Taker Maker Description Nodes that need to receive funds over…

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Announcing the Newest Feature in Faraday: Track Your Sats with Accounting for LND!

September 15, 2020

Today, we’re excited to announce the latest release of Faraday, which now includes full accounting reports to keep track of your sats with lnd. This is the second feature in Faraday’s suite of tools to help routing nodes and businesses run on Lightning. It’s been great to watch the community build and explore new use cases on the foundation of lnd. From financial services to in-game micropayments, the foundation for a Lightning-powered economy is emerging. As a company building services like…

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Announcing lnd 0.11-beta: Let's Get Ready to Wumbo!

August 20, 2020

We’ve come a long way since the early #craeful days of the Lightning Network. When building, tinkering, and experimenting, we’ve always encouraged the community to use caution when using the network. To keep your funds safu, Lightning channel sizes were limited to a maximum of 0.1677 BTC. After two years of hard work and extensive testing from the community, we have reached a point where we feel comfortable removing these constraints for those who want larger channels. With this release of lnd v…

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It's LiT! Announcing Lightning Terminal: Your Home for Lightning Liquidity

Jamal James
August 4, 2020

Today we’re releasing a new browser-based, self-hosted dashboard for Lightning Labs products: Lightning Terminal. Initially, Lightning Terminal is focused on making it easier to manage channels using Lightning Loop. This is the first of several features that will enable new use cases and open the door to new possibilities with Lightning and with bitcoin. We hope that providing a more visual interaction with Lightning Labs products will make our technology more accessible and intuitive for all…

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Announcing Lightning Multi-Loop: Upgrading Lightning Loop with Multi-Path Payments

Alex Bosworth
May 13, 2020

Today we're happy to announce that the recent release of LND 0.10.0 has enabled Lightning Labs to release the first major upgrade for Lightning Loop since its beta release: multi-path Loop support. As Loop is a non-custodial service that translates Lightning off-chain funds to blockchain on-chain funds, it is specifically designed to service amounts suitable for the Blockchain that are larger and aggregate many off-chain micropayments. To scale this value up we're adding support for Loop…

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Multi-Path Payments in LND: Making Channel Balances Add Up

May 7, 2020

With the release of LND 0.10, one of the most highly anticipated features of Lightning was brought to completion. After an extensive specification and implementation process, we are pleased to announce that LND now fully supports multi-path payments. In prior versions, every successful payment was accomplished through exactly one successful HTLC: one HTLC, one route, and the full payment amount delivered atomically to the recipient. Simple, fast, but not the optimal way to utilize committed…

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