Connecting Blockchains: Instant Cross-Chain Transactions On Lightning

by Conner Fromknecht


Since the activation of segwit, there’s been a renewed excitement around the idea of cross-chain atomic swaps. Up until a few days ago, some old school swaps were set up to trade 1000 Bitcoin, approximately $8M, for a now-defunct altcoin, and a handful of atomic swaps have been successfully performed involving notable segwit-enabled chains. Today, Lightning Labs is excited to announce that we have successfully tested the first Lightning cross-chain atomic swap between the Bitcoin and Litecoin testnets!

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Announcing Our Lightning Desktop App, Now Available for Testing

by Olaoluwa Osuntokun

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Today, we’re thrilled to be releasing a new cross-platform demo Desktop App for lnd. The release of this new demo wallet kicks-off a two-week “testing blitz” during which we hope Lightning users with a technical inclination can start testing the wallet, giving feedback, filing bugs, etc.

You can download the Lightning Desktop App from our official release on Github!

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