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FOSS Friday – March 29, 2024 blog

FOSS Friday – March 29, 2024

FOSS Friday

Here’s an update from the Voltage team on the latest FOSS Friday. What is FOSS Friday? FOSS Friday is our bi-weekly innovation day at Voltage! On these days,...

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The differences between Esplora and a Bitcoin core node blog

The differences between Esplora and a Bitcoin core node

Lightning Network FAQ

Learn more about the key features of the Esplora API compared to a Bitcoin Core Node....

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Understanding Trampoline Payments blog

Understanding Trampoline Payments

Introduction When Alice pays Bob through the Lightning Network, her node will find a route to pay Bob based on its current knowledge of the network. This is...

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BOLT 12 – Natively Enhancing Lightning’s User Experience blog

BOLT 12 – Natively Enhancing Lightning’s User Experience

Limitations If you use the Lightning Network regularly, or if you read our article about LNURL, you might be familiar with the user experience limitations that the Lightning...

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Multipart Payments – AMP/MMP blog

Multipart Payments – AMP/MMP

In this article, we’ll go through multipart payments in the Lightning Network, a critical evolution that overcomes single-part payment restrictions and allows more significant amounts by splitting them...

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LNURL – Enhancing Lightning’s User Experience blog

LNURL – Enhancing Lightning’s User Experience

When you think of LNURL the first thing that may come into your mind might be an internet identifier, like satoshi@voltage.com, or a static QR Code that can...

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Penalty Transactions on Lightning blog

Penalty Transactions on Lightning

To scale Bitcoin payments, the Lightning Network was designed such that peers can exchange payments off-chain through a payment channel. In essence, a payment channel is a financial...

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Point Time-Locked Contracts blog

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...

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Lightning Node Management – Handling High On-Chain Fees blog

Lightning Node Management – Handling High On-Chain Fees

As Bitcoin adoption increases, demand for block space will also rise, inevitably resulting in higher on-chain fees. In this scenario, users will lean more toward Lightning Network for...

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Surge Invoice Management Update blog

Surge Invoice Management Update

Feature Updates

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...

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Submarine Swaps – How do they work and where they are used? blog

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...

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Watchtowers on Lightning Network blog

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...

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