Core Lightning (CLN)

A specification compliant Lightning Network implementation in C. Core Lightning (previously c-lightning) is a lightweight, highly customizable and standard compliant implementation of the Lightning Network protocol.


A scala implementation of the Lightning Network. Eclair (French for Lightning) is a Scala implementation of the Lightning Network. This software follows the Lightning Network Specifications (BOLTs). Other implementations include core lightning, lnd, electrum, and ldk.

Lightning Network Daemon (LND)

The Lightning Network Daemon (lnd) - is a complete implementation of a Lightning Network node. lnd has several pluggable back-end chain services including btcd (a full-node), bitcoind, and neutrino (a new experimental light client). The project's codebase uses the btcsuite set of Bitcoin libraries, and also exports a large set of isolated re-usable Lightning Network related libraries within it.

Lightning Node Management

Everything you need to know about lightning node management.

LNP Node: Lightning Network Protocol Node

LNP Node is a new Lightning Network node written from scratch in Rust. Actually, it's a suite of daemons/microservices able to run both Lightning Network (LN) as it is defined in BOLT standards - and generalized lightning codenamed "Bifrost": a full refactoring of the lightning network protocols supporting Taproot, Schnorr signatures, RGB assets, DLCs, multi-peer channels, channel factories/channel composability and many other advanced features. LNP Node operates using Internet2 networking protocols and specially-designed microservice architecture.


A highly modular Bitcoin Lightning library written in Rust. It's rust-lightning, not Rusty's Lightning! LDK/rust-lightning is a highly performant and flexible implementation of the Lightning Network protocol. The primary crate, lightning, is runtime-agnostic. Data persistence, chain interactions, and networking can be provided by LDK's sample modules, or you may provide your own custom implementations.


Enterprise-grade infrastructure for the Lightning Network. Scalability should be as fast and as easy as Lightning itself.