Jack Dorsey Spiral Presents the Lightning Dev Kit


  • Jack Dorsey’s Spiral has published a short film on its Lightning Dev Kit project.
  • LDK is a library that abstracts low-level logic of the Lightning Network away, enabling developers to build a node more easily.
  • The project had already borne fruit before this announcement.

Spiral, a Square subsidiary focused on Bitcoin development, has formally presented its Lightning Development Kit (LDK) in a short film published on Monday.

“The Lightning Development Kit is a way to easily integrate instant bitcoin payments into any application,” said Conor Okus, project manager at Spiral, in the film.

Spiral said it had been working on LDK for the past couple of years. The project is a flexible Lightning implementation geared towards developers who want to integrate Bitcoin’s Lightning Network into their applications frictionlessly. The library is available in the Rust and Swift programming languages.

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