Lightning Network Resources

The Lightning Network is being developed as a means of making bitcoin payments faster, cheaper, and more private. It's still experimental and reckless to use for large amounts of money. The goal of this site is to provide an index of curated high quality educational resources and information about the Lightning Network to make it easier to educate yourself.

Note that this list is open source; please suggest changes on Github!

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Getting Started:


The History of Lightning:


Discussion Forums:


Miscellaneous Statistics:


Lightning Explorers:


Visualizations:


Deep Dive Technical Resources:


Developer Tools:


Desktop Wallets:


Mobile Wallets:


Custodial Wallets:

Note that these wallets tend to trade weaker security in return for increased convenience.

Node Implementations:


DIY Nodes:


Plug & Play Nodes:

Documentaries:


Video Presentations:


News Sites:


Podcasts:


Blogs:


Twitter:


Applications:


Tipping:


Merchant Adoption:


Merchant Tools:


Trading:


Economics:



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