Atomic Multi-path payments differ from existing Multi-path Payments (MPP) in that they are atomic, meaning despite being routed through separate paths. In MPPs, all shards use the same payment hash, making the individual routes easily correlatable and prone to only partial settlement. By contrast AMPs are either settled in full or not settled at all. Using AMP, it is possible to make payments safely by only knowing the public key of the recipient. It is also possible to create invoices that can be used repeatedly, which can be used to implement traditional subscriptions. Such invoices can also be published without security implications, allowing for use cases such as static donation invoices.