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June 15, 2018, 11:09:27 PM
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Before embarking on trying to connect to the lightning network. I am a bit confused. Do I first need to run my Bitcoin daemon and let it sync; then install and run the lightning network daemon; then install either the Zap Gui or Lightning App gui? Or can I just install and run one of the Gui's. I have been googling for hours, and am quite confused.  Huh  I will take the three steps if necessary, but if I can eliminate one or more steps, it would be great. I don't want to embark on this before being certain that I am not making more work out of it than necessary.
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June 16, 2018, 12:00:26 AM
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Have a read of https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2017/10/12/test-blitz.html. It explains the steps for the testnet. The mainnet version is not ready yet.

There is no need to sync the blockchain or run LND by yourself. The Lighting App handles all of that for you. Furthermore, it uses a BIP 158 (Neutrino) light client so there is no need to sync the entire blockchain at all.

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June 16, 2018, 06:24:30 AM
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Have a read of https://blog.lightning.engineering/announcement/2017/10/12/test-blitz.html. It explains the steps for the testnet. The mainnet version is not ready yet.

There is no need to sync the blockchain or run LND by yourself. The Lighting App handles all of that for you. Furthermore, it uses a BIP 158 (Neutrino) light client so there is no need to sync the entire blockchain at all.

I don't want to run on the testnet. I guess that I will just fiddle with ln and lncli until I can figure out a workaround to run a GUI.
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June 16, 2018, 11:28:43 AM
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The first mobile wallet made for Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN) was launched on April 4th ago that marks a milestone for this technology.
The Eclair wallet, released by ACINQ technology startup, and available only to Android users from the Google Play Store.
This device uses version 5.0 which is newer than its operating system, and now can send payment of Lightning.
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June 16, 2018, 12:53:41 PM
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The first mobile wallet made for Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN) was launched on April 4th ago that marks a milestone for this technology.
The Eclair wallet, released by ACINQ technology startup, and available only to Android users from the Google Play Store.
This device uses version 5.0 which is newer than its operating system, and now can send payment of Lightning.

That is great news. However, I have an Iphone. Embarrassed
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June 16, 2018, 02:02:56 PM
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That is great news. However, I have an Iphone. Embarrassed
The closest thing to an LN wallet on an iPhone is the iMessage Zap widget]/url]
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June 21, 2018, 08:38:00 AM
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The first mobile wallet made for Bitcoin Lightning Network (LN) was launched on April 4th ago that marks a milestone for this technology.
The Eclair wallet, released by ACINQ technology startup, and available only to Android users from the Google Play Store.
This device uses version 5.0 which is newer than its operating system, and now can send payment of Lightning.

That is great news. However, I have an Iphone. Embarrassed

Try Shango for iOS. Still.in beta, though.

https://github.com/neogeno/shango-lightning-wallet/blob/master/README.md
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