ACINQ Launches First Lightning Network Mobile Wallet
Cryptocurrency startup ACINQ has launched the first Lightning Network (LN) user mobile wallet.
The Android mobile app which was launched on Wednesday is now available for users on the google play store, the company announced on its official blog.
Eclair Wallet, our ⚡ Lightning wallet for Android, is now available on Google Play: https://t.co/nBnW9hnHY7
Source code is on github: https://t.co/G7kMYoXO5W
— ACINQ (@acinq_co) 4 April 2018
Android Devices with an operating system of 5.0 or higher can now send Lightning payments with the Eclair Wallet, which theoretically should cost a fraction of the regular Bitcoin network fees with confirmation to be received almost instantly.
“The Eclair Wallet is a next generation, Lightning-ready Bitcoin wallet. It can be used as a regular Bitcoin wallet, and can also connect to the Lightning Network for cheap and instant payments,” ACINQ describes its product on Github.
The launch is the latest in a series of milestone development to incorporate LN adoption which has been made possible with the integration of SegWit Technology into the blockchain industry.