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
  • Bridge Wallet - Available on Google Play and on the App Store
  • 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

  • Bluewallet (Github) - available in Google Play and the Apple AppStore
  • 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
  • sms4sats - send text messages and receive sms for online services on the web and via API
  • lightsats - Onboard newbies with lightning tips
  • LNURL Auth For WordPress - Login to WordPress with Bitcoin Lightning

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