Announcing lnd 0.14 beta: Scale and Security Go Up

Michael Levin
November 18, 2021

We're pleased to announce lnd 0.14 beta, our final release of 2021! Building on our commitment to make the Lightning Network more reliable, robust, and secure, our latest release includes: Revamped replicated storage backends + optimized etcd database support for increased redundancy in the stack Initial support for a Postgres replicated backend initially running in a key-value mode allowing for more efficient storage of large datasets Initial version of remote signing, an oft-requested feature…

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Announcing lnd 0.13-beta: Get Amped on Lightning!

June 17, 2021

We’re pleased to announce lnd 0.13-beta, our second release of 2021! Building on our commitment to make the Lightning Network more reliable, robust, and secure, our latest release includes initial support for atomic multi-path payments enabling larger and more reliable spontaneous payments, a new clustered lnd operating mode, payment optimizations for robustness, and a slew of wallet enhancements to enhance security. This release wouldn’t have been possible without the continued support from the…

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Sidecar Channels: For Onboarding A Billion People to Bitcoin, Lightning Is Needed

Ryan Gentry
May 26, 2021

Today we are excited to announce a new addition to Lightning Pool: sidecar channels, a feature that makes it easier to onboard new users to Lightning without the need to commit funds. In late 2020 we released Lightning Pool, a non-custodial, peer-to-peer marketplace for Lightning node operators to buy and sell channel leases. Lightning Pool connects node operators who need access to bitcoin liquidity with those who have capital to deploy on the Lightning Network. With Pool, node operators are…

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Welcome to Terminal Web - Make Your Lightning Node the Very Best!

May 11, 2021

Today we’re announcing Terminal Web, a new web-based interface for Lightning node operators to gauge their node’s performance and get actionable recommendations on ways to improve. This is our first step towards providing a more unified experience for node operators that need to be able to measure, track, and manage their node’s performance. What’s more, by helping node operators, we can help the Lightning Network evolve into a distributed network for bitcoin transactions that is more durable…

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Announcing lnd 0.12.1-beta, Onboarding Users with Sidecar Channels, and Additional Updates

March 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 part of a regular series of blog posts aimed at keeping users apprised of our latest product updates. In this update, we’re announcing the release of lnd 0.12.1-beta with timestamped signatures, improved graph data propagation, and numerous bug fixes. We’re also releasing an early…

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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!

Carla Kirk-Cohen
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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