Category: Lightning Network

A dystopian story from the year 2135.

“Grandpa, what is that large black building?”, said Tim. “Oh, that’s where our crypto is created”. “Oh, you mean Bitcoin?” “No, Tim. It’s not Bitcoin. Bitcoin is something else,  but it’s not government sanctioned. But hush. The government doesn’t really want us to talk about it”. “But Grandpa, why did someone create a copy of our Bitcoin? I mean, […]

Securing a Woocommerce site with Lightning (and other Bitcoin) payments.

1. Don’t run the webserver on your Lightning Node I use the woocommerce plugin towards a lightning node that is running on another server. Between the webserver and the Lightning Node there is a firewall, making sure only the ports the webserver needs to be able to generate payment requests is open. 2. Make sure […]

How to participate in the development of the Lightning Network Daemon from Lightning Labs!

Or pretty much any open source project on github. Start with downloading and compiling LND from scratch, if you haven’t already done so. A Linux system is probably easiest to get it to work on, but I have heard of people who run it on Windows too. https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lnd/blob/master/docs/INSTALL.md is the procedure you are looking for. Run […]