Builder's Guide
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 & Other Wallets

  • ​Bitcoin Beach Wallet - available in Google Play
  • ​BlueWallet (Github) - available in Google Play the Apple AppStore
  • ​Strike - available in Google Play, the Apple AppStore and Chrome
  • ​Wallet of Satoshi - available in Google Play and the Apple AppStore
  • ​Bottlepay - available in Google Play and the Apple AppStore
  • ​Mash - lightning wallet that integrates directly into sites, apps and launching shortly in browser extension, mobile app form.
  • ​Alby (Github) - connect various wallet interfaces to this browser extension for web-native payments. And login with lightning. Available for Firefox, Chrome, Brave and others

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
  • ​LightningStamp - create timestamped proofs of existence for your files (OpentimeStamps or Chainpoint)
  • ​Mash - monetize your apps by integrating an open consumer lightning wallet, paywalls, and payment faciliation mechanisms with a few snippets of code

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