Point Time-Locked Contracts
Hash Time-Locked Contract Issues The Lightning Network as it is today enables payment routing by using the Hash Time-Locked contract, the HTLC. In simple terms, this contract enables...Read More
Lightning Node Management – Handling High On-Chain Fees
As Bitcoin adoption increases, demand for block space will also rise, which inevitably results in higher on-chain fees. In this scenario, users will lean more on Lightning for...Read More
Voltage scales Bitcoin and Lightning Network infrastructure with Google Cloud
One of the many innovations to come out of the blockchain space is the Lightning Network, a protocol for sending money on the internet via Bitcoin. Voltage is a Lightning as...Read More
How do Lightning Network Fees Work?
Routing The lightning network achieves high-frequency payments by taking payments off-chain. This means that information about a transaction is not broadcasted to the whole network as with Bitcoin...Read More
Surge Invoice Management Update
Granular invoice management is here – bringing the art of storytelling to lightning, and a bunch of other stuff. Search Voltage is made up of people who’ve worked...Read More
Submarine Swaps – How do they work and where they are used?
Interaction Between Protocols Imagine a scenario where Alice wants to buy a book from Bob’s e-commerce, but Alice only has on-chain funds and Bob only accepts payments through...Read More
How to use Lightning Node Connect (LNC) on Voltage
In this walkthrough our Support Engineer Nate breaks down how to use Lightning Node Connect (LNC) on the Voltage Dashboard. Spin up a 7 day trial and start...Read More
Exploring the Benefits of Lightning Network for Enterprises
The blockchain industry has grown. There are many ideas but few actually make a material impact on society, and those that do, change the world. One such technology...Read More
Watchtowers on Lightning Network
Lightning Network payment channels work by enforcing a “fairness protocol” – a set of rules that incentivize honest collaboration between channel partners. After funding a channel, payments flow...Read More
Announcing Nostr support on Voltage with NIP05, Lightning Address, and Zaps
Voltage has launched support for Nostr! We’ve been eagerly watching and participating in the build-out of the Nostr ecosystem. Now, we’re excited to offer our own services to...Read More
Lightning Payments: Pre-Images & Hashes
The Lightning Network uses payment pre-images and payment hashes as essential components of its Hash-Time-Locked Contract (HTLC). The HTLC is a smart contract that enforces a fairness protocol...Read More
What are the differences between “public” and “private” channels?
A payment channel is a mechanism that enables the establishment of a financial relationship between two nodes on the Lightning Network. These nodes are referred to as channel...Read More