California start-up Lightning Labs introduced the first beta version of the Lightning client for the main bitcoin network, lnd 0.4, which will allow users to send bitcoins out of the blockchain.
It also became known that the company raised $ 2.5 million from the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, the executive director of Square Capital Jacqueline Reese, the founder of Litecoin Charlie Lee and COO PayPal David Sachs.
CEO of Lightning Labs Elizabeth Stark said that about 1800 people have already joined the Slack channel dedicated to the LND client, and the developers have already created dozens of applications based on this software.
The target audience for the release is the developers and "advanced users" who can own a full node and use the LND command-line interface.
However, for this beta version, there are restrictions - $ 1,400 for one payment channel or approximately $ 400 for one payment.
Stark warned users not to use the beta version if they were afraid of losing funds, as many of the things the development team had introduced for the first time and it was not known where the problem might arise.