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http://lightning.network/how-it-works/

Where is the download button for the official, highly trusted CLI application which works with Bitcoin Core? So that I can actually make Lightning transactions?

I've spent so long trying to figure out how to actually use this thing. I can't have the current large fees for my products/services which are the same amount as the fee. That's why I need to support Lightning Network. But how? Why is there no information?

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  • There is no ‘official’ anything in bitcoin. There are several implementations of lightning network nodes to choose from if you want to participate in the network though. – chytrik Feb 12 at 22:35
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If you recommend "Mastering the Lightning Network" in chapter 2 you find a table of possible Lightning Network implementations:

Application Device Lightning Node Bitcoin Node Keystore
Eclair Mobile Mobile Lightweight Electrum Self-Custody
Breez Wallet Mobile Full Node Neutrino Self-Custody
Phoenix Wallet Mobile Lightweight Electrum Self-Custody
Zeus Mobile Full Node Bitcoin Core/btcd Self-Custody
lntxbot Mobile None None Custodial
Blue Wallet Mobile None None Custodial
Muun Mobile None None Self-Custody
Zap Desktop Desktop Full Node Neutrino Self-Custody
Electrum Desktop Full Node Bitcoin Core/Electrum Self-Custody
lnd Server Full Node Bitcoin Core/btcd Self-Custody
c-lightning Server Full Node Bitcoin Core Self-Custody
Eclair Server Server Full Node Bitcoin Core/Electrum Self-Custody

just select from there whatever suits you best

I think the two most popular implementations are c-lightning and lnd

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Depending on how advance your understandig is, you can either set up your own LN node or use clients, which are extremely easy to use. At the beginning, I recommend Breez mobile wallet as it opens up a LN channel for you.

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  • How do I "set up my own LN node"? That's what I'm asking. "Mobile wallet"? What? – Wendeborn Feb 12 at 15:41

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