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Latest Strikes 13 - December 4th

Ecosystem Lightning (And Email) Addresses In Vida Lightning Addresses are now a thing in Vida, and every user gets one (it鈥檚 basically <your-username>, so for example mine is But where it gets really interesting is that each Lightning Address is also a paywalled email address. To reach you via email, someone would therefore have to pay the same amount as the one for a one minute call. I really like the idea of merging Lightning and Email addresses (although it won鈥檛 make dealing with mailto: and lightning: prefixes easier)....

December 6, 2022 路 766066 路 9 min 路 Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 12

Wallets & Tools Who Needs A Lightning Wallet When You Have A Browser? Remember the Mutiny Web Wallet we discovered in Lastest Stikes #10? The team behind the project made some significant progress and the perfect video announcement. The web wallet now provides all the features you鈥檇 expect from a Lightning wallet: send and receive Bitcoin on-chain, open Lightning channels and transact on Lightning. For example, Ben Carman recorded a demo of him using Munity Web to buy an OP_RETURN transaction on OP_RETURN bot....

November 28, 2022 路 765068 路 8 min 路 Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 11

Ecosystem Grant BitMEX renewed Rene Pickhardt鈥檚 grant, extending it for 6 additional months. Rene鈥檚 work has been quite influential on how we envision liquidity on the Lightning Network, from a novel routing algorithm (Pickhardt Payment) to better models for liquidity management (why would the optimal state for all channels be a 50/50 repartition of funds?) and their consequences (for example, flow control). Adopting Bitcoin That was quick! The Adopting Bitcoin team already published lots of replays (all of them?...

November 21, 2022 路 764126 路 5 min 路 Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 10 - Nov 13th

Ecosystem Automatic Withdrawals in LN Markets LN Markets released a new feature called 鈥淎utomatic Withdrawal鈥. It leverages Lightning Addresses to automatically send the proceeds of a trade to the user鈥檚 own wallet when some trading events (takeprofit, stoploss or option exercise) are triggered. On top of instant deposits and withdrawals, this helps users make sure not to leave their funds on the platform any longer than the trade itself. Zero Fee Post Mortem lightningnetwork+ interviewed now retired Zero Fee Routing regarding his experience as one of the biggest node in the network....

November 14, 2022 路 763155 路 6 min 路 Fanis Michalakis
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Latest Strikes 9 - Nov 6th

Wallets & Tools Blixt Wallet v0.6.0 Hampus Sj枚berg released the version 0.6.0 of the Blixt Lightning Wallet! This new version ports the wallet to MacOS, which makes it one of the few Lightning wallets available on desktop. The release also features a number of improvements, such as the 鈥渟ats鈥 unit being the default, the ability to connect to nodes running behind onion v3 addresses, support for receiving to Taproot addresses or a welcomed change in connection flow: users can now change the Bitcoin node Blixt connects to before creating or restoring their wallet....

November 7, 2022 路 762103 路 10 min 路 Fanis Michalakis