Resource List

This section houses example code for those looking to build on lnd. Please let us know if something is missing!

Lightning Nodes

  • ​LND - developed in Go by Lightning Labs

  • ​c-Lightning - developed in C by Blockstream

  • ​eclair - developed in Scala by ACINQ

  • ​Electrum - developed in Python by Thomas Voegtlin

  • ​Rust Lightning - developed in Rust

  • ​Ptarmigan - developed in C++ by Nayuta Core


Non-custodial wallets

Custodial wallets

Lightning node interfaces

  • ​Joule (Github) - available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Brave

  • ​Zap (Github) - available in Google Play, for OSX, Linux, Windows and iOS

  • ​Zeus - available in Google Play, F-Droid and the Apple AppStore

  • ​Ride the Lightning - runs on your personal computer, accessible through your browser


  • ​1ML - Lightning network and node statistics

  • ​ACINQ - Geographical distribution of Lightning nodes

  • ​Amboss - Detailed information on channels and fee rates

  • ​Cheese Robot - Telegram bot with Lightning Network explorer capabilities

  • ​Lightning Terminal - Evaluating channels and peers

  • ​lngraph - Personal Lightning Network explorer using Neo4j Browser

  • ​LNnodeinsight - Analytics from the perspective of your own node

  • ​VR Explorer - the Lightning Network... in VR!


  • ​Boltwall - paywall and authentication using LSATs built with Node.js and Typescript

  • ​Lightning Faucet - opens a payment channel with the target user

  • ​Lightning Terminal - a browser-based interface for managing channel liquidity

  • ​LNBig Server - lnbig autopilot and rebalancing engine​

  • ​Ride the Lightning - node management via Node.js

  • ​Shockwallet - decentralized social network enabled by GUN db and lnd

  • ​Sphinx Relay - e2e encrypted group chat enabled by a Node.js wrapper around lnd

  • ​Thunderhub - node management via a NextJS server handling a backend Graphql server and frontend React App

  • ​TLV shop - webshop with no browser, shopping cart, checkout page, nor credit card required

Software bundles that include Lightning

Developer Libraries & Tools

  • ​Balance of Satoshis - Command line tool for working with lnd balances

  • ​Chantools - Helper functions that can be used to rescue funds locked in lnd

  • ​ln-service - Node.js REST interface to lnd

  • ​LNbits - Simple Python server that provides an account system, extension framework, and more on top of lnd

  • ​lndhub - Wrapper for lnd that provides separate accounts for users sharing a node

  • ​lsat-js - A javascript library for working with LSATs

  • ​Polar - One-click Bitcoin Lightning networks for local app development and testing

  • ​WebLN - A library for secure communication between Lightning apps and user nodes

  • ​Dazaar - A library to sell data over a P2P network.

  • ​rebalance-lnd Python script for circular rebalancing in LND

  • ​Faraday - A suite of tools built to help node operators and businesses run lnd, the leading implementation of the Lightning Network

Wikis, Guides & Resources

Payment processors

Exchanges & Brokerages

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