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  • bitcoinbook

    Mastering Bitcoin 2nd Edition - Programming the Open Blockchain

    The first chapters of Mastering Bitcoin is approachable even for beginners

  • lnd

    Lightning Network Daemon ⚡️

    lnd, developed by Lightning Labs.

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  • lightning

    Core Lightning — Lightning Network implementation focusing on spec compliance and performance (by ElementsProject)

    c-lightning, developed by [Blockstream]

  • Eclair

    A scala implementation of the Lightning Network.

    eclair, developed by ACINQ.

  • zeus

    A mobile Bitcoin/Lightning app for LND, Core Lightning, and Eclair node operators ⚡️ Est. 563345

    Zeus, which works with or without LndHub.

  • raspiblitz

    Get your own Bitcoin & Lightning Node running - on a RaspberryPi with a nice LCD


  • zap-iOS

    Zap Wallet - Native iOS lightning wallet focused on user experience and ease of use ⚡️

    Zap, developed by the guy behind Strike (Note that the iOS version is discontinued and has a security flaw).

  • InfluxDB

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  • trezor-firmware

    :lock: Trezor Firmware Monorepo

    For Hardwallets you can start with the most user-friendly ones like Trezor or Ledger.

  • phoenix

    Phoenix is a self-custodial Bitcoin wallet using Lightning to send/receive payments. (by ACINQ)

    Phoenix, which is very similar to Breez. Developed by ACINQ, and uses eclair as a node.

  • apollo

    Muun Android wallet (by muun)

    Muun, which is probably the most seamless on-chain + lightning wallet out there.

  • umbrel-os

    Convert a Raspberry Pi 4 into your personal server in one click


  • Breez Mobile Client

    Lightning Network mobile client

    Breez, which handles channel management for you. Has a few interesting built-in features. Runs an lnd node on your phone.As pointed out by u/whitslack: Breez makes lncli commands directly available to the user, allowing power users to do almost everything that an lnd node lets you do.

  • BlueWallet

    Bitcoin wallet for iOS & Android. Built with React Native

    Default BlueWallet. When using their default LndHub instance.

  • kycnot

    Don't get KYC'ed

  • Website

    Came here to say this. Also check out and try reading The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous. Andreas Antonopolous also has some books out there, & he is featured in a lot of earlier videos explaining the basics of Bitcoin.

  • SaaSHub

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