Try Lightning Network payments with BlueWallet for Android/iOS

Discussion in 'General Bitcoin Gambling Discussion' started by Humble Servant, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    I know many of you are eager to try the much hyped Lightning Network payment network that will enable free and instant payments. At the moment if you want to make a LN payment you need to setup both a full bitcoin node and a lightning node on your PC or Mac. That will likely take many days to download and configure so most people are waiting for the Neutrino Light Client to be released that will allow you to both send and receive payments from your phone or desktop without having to download the entire blockchain.

    If you are impatient then a new LightningNetwork app has been released that works on both iOS an Android that allows to make Lightning network payments. The Lightning payments are managed by the wallet developers so it's custodial and centralized which is far from ideal but still a good way to try out the Lightning Network while we wait for the Neutrino client to be released.

    If you find links to the iOS and Android version of the apps on their website https://bluewallet.io

    IMPORTANT: The Lightning Network is still in it's infancy so please only transfer small amounts to this wallet that you are OK with losing. Please proceed with caution.
     
  2. Humble Servant

    Humble Servant Active Member Staff Member

    The new iOS and Android "Wallet Of Satoshi" app is even easier to use. In just a couple of minutes we had added a few satoshi's and we were making LN payments.

     

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