Lightning Labs Releases LND v0.10 Beta With Exciting Improvements

Lightning Labs has launched lnd v0.10-beta, introducing a host of exciting upgrades to the Bitcoin Lightning network. The upgrades make it possible for Lightning users to be able to send Multi-Path Payments (MPP) making it feasible for Bitcoin holders to send enormous estimated payments with more product payment routing.

LND v0.10-beta has a maximum payment size of 16.7 million satoshis (0.167 BTC), as compared with the past maximum invoice size of just 4.2 million satoshis (0.042 BTC). It also includes Anchor Commitment Format, which uses anchor outputs which allows for fees to be determined after a channel close transaction has been communicated. The Anchor Commitment Format offers Lightning users more convenience as they no longer need to negotiate on fees for force closing a channel early.

Additionally, the new improvement supports the Partially-Signed Bitcoin Transaction feature, empowering users to fund new Lightning channels directly from their hardware wallets or outside wallets, for example, Electrum and others which support the PSBT format.

Lightning Labs have implied that the LND v0.10-beta also comes with architectural improvements, engineer upgrades, better protection, security and bug fixes.

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