Bitcoin’s Lightning Network may be getting closer to general use, as LDK, one of the network’s key implementations, embarks on an ambitious new plan to improve user functionality and accessibility.
The Lightning Development Kit (LDK) is an important component of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, and the project’s team recently demonstrated technical advancements at a Twitter Spaces event.
The roadmap, compiled of a number of features, aims to address this issue by making the Lightning Network more appealing to mainstream users. The roadmap includes LDK Node Mobile, which simplifies the process of creating a node, async payments, and adopting BOLT 12, a proposal for making it easier to invoice and accept Lightning payments.
“There is no doubt that is an ambitious roadmap,” Lee said, stressing that development project time estimations can be “tricky.” Yet, it gives a realistic picture of what Lightning Network engineers will be working on in the near future.
Compiled by Coinbold