Bitcoin + Lightning Wallet

An Android phone app

Essential app guide

An info you need to know before you start using a Lightning Wallet
Setting up Bitcoin wallet
Using Lightning wallet

When something goes wrong

What to do when you no longer have an access to your wallet
Recovering lost Bitcoin balance
Reimbursing funds locked in a lost payment channel

Info on Olympus server

A helper service for Lightning stuff
What does Olympus server do
Storage tokens

Bitcoin + Lightning Wallet is an SPV Bitcoin node with a Lightning node built on top of it, both available within the same Android app.

It allows for sending and receiving of regular Bitcoin transactions which are recorded on a public blockchain, take hours to days to settle, have substantial fees and are intended for high value transfers.

In addition to that it supports an off-chain Bitcoin transactions also known as Lightning payments which are private, nearly instant, have low fees while still do not rely on a trusted third party of any kind.

What you need to know

It is crucial to understand that Lightning Wallet is not a thin client to some centralized service but instead it is a sovereign Bitcoin and Lightning node which most importantly means that your money is stored right on your phone and nowhere else.

This gives you a ultimate censorship resistance: no one can “freeze your account” or cancel your transactions but at the same time it makes you the one responsible for securing your funds.

Thankfully, this wallet is designed in such a way that money won’t be lost no matter what if you do everything right. Please be sure to read an Essential app guide if you do want to use this app!