Bitcoin Lightning Networks First Android App Available On Google Play

It Was Launched On April 4

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The first Mobile wallet which was specifically built for the Lightning network (LN) in Bitcoin was launched on April 4. This marked a significant milestone for this technology. The technology startup called ACINQ was involved in the release of the Éclair wallet. Therefore this wallet has been made available to the Android users through downloading it from the play store.

Therefore, the devices which run the software version 5.0 and newer have the ability to send the lightning payments. This, however, has been set to cost just a fraction of the regular Bitcoin network fees. Additionally, this has almost an instant confirmation.

ACINQ description of the product on GitHub

“The Eclair Wallet is a next generation, Lightning-ready Bitcoin wallet. It can be used as a regular Bitcoin wallet, and can also connect to the Lightning Network for cheap and instant payments. This software is based upon eclair, and follows the Lightning Network standard.”

Therefore, the current release is market to be the latest in the various steps meant to make sure that LN adoption is mainstreamed from the year start. During the month of March, the first mainnet product implementation went live. This had various user-oriented tools and techniques since it came online from the various private developers.

Therefore, the current option growth has been a success due to the Segwit technology which was accepted in 2018 on the Bitcoin mainnet. This, therefore, formed the desirable background which allows LN to have the best functions for Bitcoin.

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