A painting of farmers tending to irrigation paths, seen from above, as an allegory of Lightning Channel Splicing.

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How you doin’? Last week was a bit less tumultuous than the previous one, but there was still a lot happening. Let’s unfold it together, shall we? Ecosystem Lightning Prisms Gigi published an interesting article defining a novel payment flow called Lightning Prisms. The idea, initially brought up by Andrew Camilleri (aka MrKukks) is to programmatically split the payments sent to an identifier (for example a Lightning Address) between other identifiers, which can be the final recipient of this split or yet another split to another set of identifiers, and so on....

March 16, 2023 · 781052 · 11 min · Fanis Michalakis
An abstract representation of someone building on the Lightning Network.

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Live long and prosper 🖖 Welcome to the 26th issue of Latest Strikes! That’s right, 26. At the yet unbroken pace of one issue per week, this means that it has been half a year since we started covering the amazing work of Lightning builders all around the world in this columns. Let’s celebrate this half-anniversary in style with the thrilling developments of last week! Ecosystem Qala 🤝 BoltObserver 🤝 Nodl Qala announced a partnership with BoltObserver and nodl, which aims to share and foster good node infrastructure and management practices with Qala’s fellows....

March 9, 2023 · 780041 · 19 min · Fanis Michalakis
The painting "Georgia Pines".

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Welcome to the 25th edition of Latest Strikes, your weekly dose of Lightning stuff! Last week saw BlueWallet sunsetting their custodial Lightning offering, some developments in the synergies between Lightning and Nostr, as well as some research on payment reliability and wallets usability. Let’s dive in together! Ecosystem Check Splitting App “Settle Up” Adds Lightning Support Settle Up is an app which, as its name conveys, allows you to easily settle debt between friends, roommates or colleagues....

February 28, 2023 · 778673 · 9 min · Fanis Michalakis
The painting "Card Players in a Drawing Room".

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Howdy! The Lightning-Dev mailing list was quite busy last week, with very interesting discussions! But that’s not it: there were also tons of releases, as well as very good news in the education and adoption fronts. Let’s find out more together! Ecosystem Zion Zion announced a six million dollars raise and launched the V2 of its “Web 5” app that aims to provide a decentralized social network building upon DIDs and leveraging Lightning for payments....

February 21, 2023 · 777681 · 13 min · Fanis Michalakis
A painting of two workers, one of them looking in the distance.

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Pura Vida! Welcome to the 23rd issue of Latest Strikes, your weekly recap of curated Lightning news! Last week was busy, with good ol’ Marty releasing Scrib, the Alby team rolling out a new update AND a benchmark, and many more builders shipping! Grab a snack or a hot drink, and let’s unroll all of this together, shall we? Ecosystem Bounties There is a 2 million sats open bounty for adding NFC receiving support into the Bitcoin Beach POS App....

February 14, 2023 · 776506 · 10 min · Fanis Michalakis