Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies

Lightning Labs

Technology for faster, cheaper, global digital payments
Palo Alto, USA
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Elizabeth Stark
Year founded

Why is it so easy to send a photo in any application today but so hard to send value? Anyone can build upon Lightning's technology for instant, global payments. What the internet did for information, Lightning is doing for money.

Lightning Labs is building a programmable financial layer for the internet with fast, scalable bitcoin transactions. Lightning is like a credit card network for bitcoin, enabling instant, high-volume transactions with fees far lower than credit cards. The company is developing the Lightning software infrastructure along with financial products that make it easier to send and receive funds on Lightning.

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