Lightning Labs Releases Redesigned and Optimized Desktop App

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An alpha version of the new Lightning desktop app has been released. The application includes a redesigned and optimized backend for light clients, as well as a simplified interface for users with little to no cryptocurrency experience.

Lead application developer at Lightning Labs Tankred Hase joined the company in January 2018 and was assigned to oversee the app’s redesign. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, Hase explains that the application preceding the current design was very much a prototype and built before his time with the company.

“The aim was to expose the core functionality of Lightning, which would have otherwise been available only via the command line,” he said. “This new redesigned version was developed with the average user in

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