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Announcing c-lightning 0.6
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Announcing c-lightning 0.6
June 25, 2018
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Christian Decker, Rusty Russell
The long wait is over: we are excited to announce the 0.6 release of c-lightning. This release is an important milestone for the project, being th...
eltoo: A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning and Off-Chain Contracts
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eltoo: A Simplified Update Mechanism for Lightning and Off-Chain Contracts
April 30, 2018
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Christian Decker
One of the core innovations that enabled Lightning was an off-chain update mechanism to renegotiate a new state and ensure that the old state can n...
How to build your own portable plug-in Lightning node!
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How to build your own portable plug-in Lightning node!
April 21, 2018
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Grubles
A tutorial on how to setup your own portable Lightning node using the USB Armory for easy transport and quick deployment of LApps.
Blockstream’s Week of LApps Comes to an End
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Blockstream’s Week of LApps Comes to an End
March 29, 2018
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Blockstream
Blockstream’s week of LApps introduced seven new exciting Lightning Apps to the world. Here’s a look at the whole set, so you can find the one most...
The Lightning Jukebox Offers a Fun End to Our Week of LApps
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The Lightning Jukebox Offers a Fun End to Our Week of LApps
March 28, 2018
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Blockstream
Our week of LApps ends with a fun diversion: the Lightning Jukebox demonstrates how to reimagine an anachronistic device with cutting-edge Lightnin...
Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Micropayments to IFTTT
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Ifpaytt Brings Lightning Micropayments to IFTTT
March 27, 2018
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Blockstream
Day six of our week of LApps at Blockstream sees the release of ifpaytt. This new LApp is a companion to the versatile paypercall application, but ...
Streamlined Nanopos LApp Offers Point-of-Sale Simplicity
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Streamlined Nanopos LApp Offers Point-of-Sale Simplicity
March 26, 2018
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Blockstream
Today is the fifth day of our week of LApps and Blockstream is excited to announce the simple point-of-sale solution called nanopos. With nanopos, ...
Paypercall Shows the Full Power of Lightning Charge
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Paypercall Shows the Full Power of Lightning Charge
March 25, 2018
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Blockstream
Today is the fourth day of our week of LApps and we are excited to announce Paypercall, a new Lightning Network payments framework that allows deve...
Tipping on Lightning with the Nanotip LApp
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Tipping on Lightning with the Nanotip LApp
March 24, 2018
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Blockstream
Day three of our week of LApps brings us to one of the most desired use-cases for Lightning Network payments: Tipping! With Nanotip, Bitcoin users ...
Lightning Publisher for WordPress is Our Second New Lightning Charge LApp
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Lightning Publisher for WordPress is Our Second New Lightning Charge LApp
March 23, 2018
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Blockstream
On day two of the week of LApps, we are excited to announce our second Lightning-powered application! Lightning Publisher for WordPress is a plug-i...
FileBazaar Joins the Lightning Charge LApps
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FileBazaar Joins the Lightning Charge LApps
March 22, 2018
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Blockstream
Welcome to the week of LApps! Blockstream is introducing seven new Lightning apps (LApps), one per day, over the course of the next week. The first...
Harnessing Lightning For Instant Bitcoin Transacting — A Tutorial
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Harnessing Lightning For Instant Bitcoin Transacting — A Tutorial
February 02, 2018
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Grubles
A tutorial on how to setup your own Lightning node to purchase items or to receive Lightning payments using c-lightning, Blockstream’s Lightning im...
Lightning Charge Powers Developers & Blockstream Store
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Lightning Charge Powers Developers & Blockstream Store
January 16, 2018
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Christian Decker, Rusty Russell
Lightning improves Bitcoin with lower fees, faster transactions, and better decentralization. Lightning Charge improves Blockstream’s c-lightning i...
Lightning Spec Electrifies Bitcoin with Release Candidate
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Lightning Spec Electrifies Bitcoin with Release Candidate
December 06, 2017
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Christian Decker, Rusty Russell
Blockstream is proud to contribute as one of the implementers of the Lightning Network protocol and to take part in the joint announcement of an ex...
Major Milestone: The First Lightning Payment on Litecoin pays from Zurich to San Francisco
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Major Milestone: The First Lightning Payment on Litecoin pays from Zurich to San Francisco
May 11, 2017
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Rusty Russell
Since our release of Elements Alpha, we have been hard at work making the codebase production-ready for live, federated-sidechains such as the Liqu...
Outcomes from Lightning Protocol Summit in Milan
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Outcomes from Lightning Protocol Summit in Milan
October 18, 2016
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Rusty Russell
Over a dozen representatives from companies leading work on Lightning systems met in Milan last week to establish a shared scope and specification ...
Lightning First Strike: Christian Bought a Cat
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Lightning First Strike: Christian Bought a Cat
October 05, 2016
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Rusty Russell
Announcing first end-to-end test of a Lightning micropayment network, including invoicing, multi-hop payment, and item delivery.