Hello Alby Community!
Welcome to the tenth edition of Alby Buzz, where you find out about everything new at Alby, the lightning app ecosystem, and are the first to learn about what's coming next.
News from the bitcoin lightning app ecosystem
- Bolt.observer released LiquidOps a node management dashboard.
- Amboss announced Magma Earn and Magma Connect, a marketplace to sell and buy lightning channels.
- In collaboration with Peakshift, Bolt.observer published Lightning Landscape, a directory of lightning projects and companies.
- Nolooking released an app for Umbrel to open multiple lightning channels in a single transaction, using PayJoin.
- Eclair 0.8.0 is out! This release adds official support for two lightning features: zero-conf channels and channel aliases. It also adds experimental support for dual-funding and preparatory work for Bolt 12 offers.
- Crypto Garage opened and closed the first mainnet lightning channel embedding a Discrete Log Contract (DLC). Let´s see what effect this has on building new lightning apps.
- Donate4.Fun browser extension is out - now with Twitter support.
- StackerNews improved filtering and user analytics.
- Cash App Enables Lightning Withdrawals & Deposits Using LDK.
- Blixt Wallet is now available for MacOS and supports 9 new languages.
Legends of Lightning tournament finalists
The finalists of the Legends of Lightning tournament have been announced:
Global Adoption Track
Read more about the finalists here
The Africa Track
Read more about the finalists here.
Connect your Core Lightning Node to Alby
Alby has taken another step in becoming the app for the whole bitcoin community for everyday use on the web. By integrating other powerful tools on the lightning network, Alby continues to become even more functional. Now every Core Lightning user can easily connect its own node to Alby.
Alby Partnership Announcement: Disctopia
Alby is pleased to announce a new partnership with Disctopia; a streaming platform for creators covering music, podcasts, videos, audiobooks, and mobile apps for consumers. Alby is helping to bring Disctopia´s platform into the world of Value 4 Value by enabling bitcoin payment streaming.
Meet the Makers
Great conversations happened with:
- Danny (Deezy) and Michael (boltz.exchange) about bitcoin lightning swaps.
- Anthony (Amboss) and Dolu (Zerologin) about WebLN, LNURL-auth and building on lightning
Impressions from Adopting Bitcoin
That's it from the hive this month. For more, visit our website and follow Alby on Twitter. We love your feedback! Big or small, feature requests or bug reports, we read them all! Please visit the feedback board to help us out.