Bitcoin Lightning Network

We support the decentralisation of lightning network by operating our own Bitcoin node to forward payments and lease Bitcoin to merchant channels for liquidity

Lightning Network

Lightning is a decentralized network using smart contract functionality in the blockchain to enable instant payments across a network of participants.

Scalable

Instant Transactions

Low Cost

Node Royalties

Node generates royalties by routing payments and providing liquidity to new channels with merchants.

Forwarding Payments

Selling Liquidity

Node Administration

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How does the Lightning Network work?

The network of nodes creates peer-to-peer payment channels. A simple channel is between two parties such as a paying customer and a receiving merchant. Once a channel is open, it enables them to make an unlimited amount of transactions that are nearly instant and low cost compared to on-chain. It acts as its own small ledger for users to pay for low cost products and services such as music streaming without impacting the layer one Bitcoin network.

History of Lightning Network

The Lightning Network was proposed in 2015 by two researchers, Thaddeus Dryja and Joseph Poon, in a paper titled “The Bitcoin Lightning Network.” Their writings were based on previous discussions of payment channels made by Satoshi Nakamoto, the anonymous creator of Bitcoin. Nakamoto described payment channels to fellow developer Mike Hearn, who published the conversations in 2013.

The future of Lightning Network

Total value locked in Bitcoin lightning network reached 3,479 BTC which at the time was value around $1.3 billion. The Lightning Network is growing as more companies use it to make payments happen. The number of bitcoins locked in the Lightning Network (LN) has tripled from 1089 BTC in 2021 to 3479 BTC. El Salvador’s adoption of Bitcoin has seen 15,000 new nodes added to the network. Bitcoin wallet and payments provider Strike’s partnership with the government of El Salvador caused the network’s capacity to increase by 46% two months after the partnership was announced. CashApp will onboard more than 30 million users onto the network soon.

Node Channels

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“If the internet gets a chance to get a native currency, what will that be? To me, that’s Bitcoin because of those principles, because of that creation story, because of its resilience”…”Bitcoin Lightning Network for Twitter is just a matter of time…”

Jack Dorsey, Founder and ex-CEO of Twitter and Block formerly Square a payment solutions provider

Enquiries

If you would like to establish a channel with our Royalty Finance Bitcoin Lightning node or to receive liquidity.

For any questions related to node creation, administration and general operations.