Practical Lightning: Wallets, Applications, Guides and Development

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Lightning Nodes

Lightning Node Match – maximize te number of nodes reached in a minimum number of hops.

LND - Lightning Network Daemon

Eclair - Scala implementation of the Lightning Network.

  • https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair -A scala implementation of the Lightning Network.
  • https://github.com/ACINQ/eclair-mobile - An Android wallet for the Lightning Network
  • https://github.com/bitcoin-s/bitcoin-s
  • https://github.com/fiatjaf/kwh - browser extension
  • https://github.com/darwin/simverse
  • https://github.com/t-bast/lightning-confs

C-Lightning

Setup and Tutorials

Wallets

  • https://github.com/lightninglabs/lightning-app
  • lnwallet.io
  • bitlum.io - Bitlum Chrome Extension Wallet

    The wallet referral system will allow you to onboard new people in Lightning within 3 minutes, by giving them a free $0.1 bonus on registration, so that they can try the Lightning Network even without having Bitcoin.

lnroute.com/desktop-wallets/

Lightning Desktop App by Lightning Labs

LNRoute.com/mobile-wallets/

Some wallets also require you to run your own lightning full-node.

LNRoute.com/category/wallets/online-wallets

  • Bottle -Bottle uses the Lightning Network and Social networks to help make Bitcoin accessible for everyone.
  • tippin.me
  • lnwallet.io

LNRoute.com/category/wallets/wallet-tools/

LNRoute -Implementations

LNRoute -Explorers and Statistics (Forget Statistics, Reality is Better)

Lightning Stats

Mainnet Explorers

LAPPS

  • https://dev.lightning.community/lapps/

LN Payments

  • www.opencart.com

    A free payment gateway for Bitcoin Lightning Network for store owners who use OpenCart and have their own LN node. For decoding lightning network payment requests as defined in BOLT #11

  • www.bitrefill.com

    Buy 30+ Vouchers, refill your phone and pay your bills with Lightning.

  • lightningjoule.com

    Bring the power of lightning to the web with in-browser payments and identity, all with your own node. Available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Brave.

  • cryptochill.com

    Bitcoin and Lightning Network payment gateway focused on security, customizability and simple integration.

  • buyabeerwithlightning.com - zap POS implementation

    Zap is developing Point of Sale solutions for the Lightning Network. Check out this site for a demonstration.

Merchant Tools

Tips

LN Marketplace

Accept Lightning store list/map Lightning Network Stores LNRoute store list Messari merchant list

LN Earn

  • www.lndwork.com

    Lightning Tasks

  • microlancer.io

    Earn bitcoin with microtasks

  • proofofplays.hopto.org

    A platform for content creators to showcase their videos and get paid satoshis.

  • http://light-tube.surge.sh/ - Videos w lightning rewards
  • tallyco.in

    Bitcoin and Lightning fundraising platform. Create crowdfunding campaigns for your project and get funded by fellow bitcoiners!

LN Faucet

Testnet

LN Exhange / Signals / API

  • cryptoally.io

    CryptoAlly.io is a place to discover quotes of Satoshis and Bitcoin in 100+ currencies at real time. The value transfer of Satoshis is powered by Lightning Network.

  • crypto.slamtrade.com

    24/7 streaming of high-performance Crypto-Currency trading signals presented in a single view for professional trading. Find out where to buy/sell or when to buy/sell at any point in time in seconds. Also discover liquidity, market making, and arbitraging opportunities.

  • boltz.exchange (*)

    An instant, account free, and non-custodial digital asset exchange built on top of the lightning network.

  • suredbits.com - NFL, NBA and Crypto API’s -Use of API charged via Lightning Network per call or streaming period.

    Suredbits’ Lightning App API allows you to query NFL, NBA and Crypto Exchange data. Their NFL and NBA APIs offer multiple channels including teams, players, games, scores, and statistics. Their Crypto Exchange API allows you to stream data on Trades, Tickers and Order Books.

  • www.zebpay.com

    App-enabled cryptocurrency exchange and wallet provider, Zebpay, has announced that it is enabling Lightning Network payments for all its users. Zebpay claim that it will even pay the fees for Lightning transactions made through its wallet.

LN Social

  • lightningwall.tips

    Post public messages on the wall and receive satoshis from people who like your message.

  • salttie.com

    Micro Blogging Platform

  • bottle.li

    Bottle uses the Lightning Network andSocial networks to help make Bitcoin accessible for everyone.

  • mainnet.yalls.org

    Read and write articles, with Lightning Network micropayments.

  • limichat.herokuapp.com

    Limichat is a chat application that limits messages based on payment via Lightning. Sending a message gets cheaper over time, but doubles when someone pays, resulting in one message per ~10 min!

  • blockclock.live

    A Block Clock powered by the Lightning Network. You can send a lightning payment to write a message on the BlockClock that is being live streamed on Twitch!

  • kriptode.com/satsforlikes/index.html

    Pay people to like your tweets or follow you.

  • lncast.com

    Lightning Network Podcasts

  • cointippy.com

    CoinTippy helps you reward content on Reddit, Twitter, Telegram and Twitch with cryptocurrencies

LN Art

  • satoshis.place

    collaborative artboard. Inspired by Reddit Place, and the Million Dollar Homepage. There are 1 million pixels on the canvas and each pixel costs 1 satoshi to paint. Pixels can be painted over indefinitely. Satoshi’s Place is a great way to experience the power of micro-transactions through the Bitcoin Lightning Network.

  • trustedcoins.co.uk/sweetsugarleaf

    Cute Cannabis themed artwork by a Medical Marijuana advocate in the UK

  • ludvigart.com -Bitcoin Art

LN Music

LN WordPress

LN Shopify

LN Games

  • www.luckythunder.com/#

    LuckyThunder is a slot machine built on top of the bitcoin lightning network. No login required, provably fair, high win percentage.

  • medium.com/@BR_Robin/a-bitcoin-lightning-network-powered-rpg-penguinshooter-6d36cc34de0c - Penguin Shooter -A Bitcoin Lightning Network powered RPG
  • lightningscratchcard.io

    Pay Satoshis with Lightning Network to scratch letters and help reveal a hidden message. Or post a message yourself and make it attractive so people want to discover. Oc2 (Off chain On chain https://oc2realm.com/) - India’s first Decentralised Exchange, 0x Relayer and early adopters of Lightning.

  • lightning.oc2realm.com

    To support their vision, they have created a Slot Machine on top of Lightning Network.

  • miniroulette.lngames.net -Mini Casino Roulette

    Lightning Network simple casino roulette game

  • playhammerland.com

    A role-playing game using Lightning for in-game payments

  • koalastud.io -Koala Studio’s first game is Lightning Powered online Chess
  • satoshis.games Another series of games that use the Lightning Network
  • lngames.net -Several games to experience the use of the Lightning Network.
  • kriptode.com -A series of Lightning Apps and Games. Three Card Monte, Receive SMS, LN Hunt, MicroMine, Scratch and Win and Backgammon
  • lightning-casino.com -Another Lightning Network powered Slot Machine
  • www.lightningslotmachine.com -A Lightning Network powered Slot Machine
  • microbet.fun
    • prediction and betting game
    • make a prediction about sports events or back/lay the others players bets
    • backers or layers get all satoshis divided equally amongst each participant.
  • www.lightningspin.com

    Lightning Spin is a bitcoin gambling game that lives on top of the Lightning Network. It’s a simple yet exciting game – enter your wager, select a multiplier and spin the wheel. If the wheel lands on your target multiplier, you win!

  • lightninggem.com

    The Lightning Gem is a fun game as well as an exercise in psychology. You can think of it as a series of speculative bubbles

  • lightning-roulette.com

    Lightning Roulette is another Bitcoin Lightning Network powered online multiplayer game. This LApp uses a provably fair system that enables you to verify each spin result and make sure you are not being cheated.

  • lightningflip.xyz

    LN coinflipping game

  • www.lightningduel.com

    Provably fair gamble game with instant deposits and withdrawals. A good showcase of the power of the Lightning network.

  • thundersats.com

    Miniature Roulette Game on top of the Bitcoin Lightning Network.

  • unlock.lngames.net

    Open the correct lock and get satoshis

  • rgbslot.lngames.net

    Three colors and three wheels. Simple and different slot machine game.

  • poke.lightningwiki.net

    Play Pokémon with your fellow bitcoiners a collaborative gameboy powered by Lightning

  • whereisnakamoto.lngames.net -The player that finds Nakamoto is awarded 50% of the jackpot.

    Satoshi Nakamoto is hidden in one of 256 cards of the board. At the beginning of each game, all cards are closed. When Nakamoto is found, the game ends and another begins with all the cards closed again.

  • www.satoshibet.io

    Satoshibet is a provably fair roulette with a trollbox and a tipping bot. Play roulette while talking with fellow players in the chat.

  • satoshi-go-bet.alhur.es

    Satoshi Go Bet is a betting platform for online Go games. Choose any of the live Go games and make bets on the player you think will win.

  • bc.game

    BC.Game is a BlockChain Game platform with provably fair, fast payouts, a free faucet and Lightning Network support. Some of the games available are Crash, Dice and Blackjack.

  • memory.lngames.net

    Classical memory game on Lightning. Pair up the 8 different images and if you beat the highscore, you win the jackpot.

  • fortune.lngames.net

    Lightning Wheel of Fortune