Lightening network promise, basic principle is, transaction not need to add to blockchain but cumulate them and submit all together for a reduced amount of fee. How can I choose such an option in LoafWallet? I have not seen such an option in the app.


Lightning Network is not even live and therefor not supported yet.

Actually the Lightning Network does not quite work as you described.

You create a opening transaction which locks the funds in a multisig with the other participant. It's possible to withdraw the funds only after a specified time or to sign a transaction which pays both participants according to their needs and is spendable earlier. If both participants agree, they sign the transaction. The channel can then be closed by broadcasting the transaction or they can continue to keep creating a new version of the transaction with pays them different amounts depending on their needs.

This means you can have nearly unlimited transactions for the cost of one opening and one closing transaction.

However this is not live on mainnet (not for Bitcoin, not for Litecoin) and LoafWallet doesn't support it yet.

  • Super Bitcoin will support Lightning network too, and it will release on 17th December. Is it the first implementation of Lightning network?
    – János
    Dec 5 '17 at 22:12
  • Super Bitcoin might be released on the 17th December and they might claim to support the LN once it's finished (a fork of a client ofc). But they are definitely not the first to implement the LN.
    – 0xb10c
    Dec 5 '17 at 22:31
  • Do you know any implementation of Lightening network that really works?
    – János
    Dec 6 '17 at 10:31
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    This article (published less than a hour ago) might be interesting regarding this topic: “Lightning Protocol 1.0: Compatibility Achieved ✅” medium.com/@lightning_network/… Make sure to mark this question as answered if this helps.
    – 0xb10c
    Dec 6 '17 at 18:36
  • This video is so bad quality. If someone could not talk understandable English, why he does not add subtitle for it?
    – János
    Dec 7 '17 at 8:40

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