- Spiral published a short film demonstrating the lightning development kit.
- LDK allows developers to integrate instant bitcoin payments into their apps.
- The film depicts a Jack Dorsey doll engaging with retail personnel and owners by using the Lightning Network to pay for services.
Jack Dorsey-led payments firm Spiral demonstrated the lightning development kit (LDK), a technology that allows developers to integrate instant bitcoin (BTC) payments into their apps.
Spiral, the crypto division of Block (formerly Square), released a short film presenting the LDK and emphasizing the benefits of the Bitcoin Lightning network.
Steve Lee, lead at Spiral, stated in the movie, “When our team formed, we went out and interviewed dozens of wallet projects and developers. What we learned is that they were having a lot of problems adding Lightning Network capabilities.”
The LDK encapsulates low-level Lightning logic, eliminating obstacles to Lightning Network implementation and allowing developers to focus on the internal dynamics of their applications.
The film depicts a Jack Dorsey doll engaging with retail personnel and owners by using the Lightning Network(LN) to pay for services.
While the video pans to the Spiral team talking about the benefits of Bitcoin and LN, Dorsey utilizes the LN wallet app on his mobile device to pay for a nose piercing and movie tickets.
With the programming languages Rust, C, Swift, Java, and Kotlin, LDK supports native APIs.
This eliminates the need for separate LN and Bitcoin wallets, allowing developers to design their wallet applications for customers in the language of their choice.
Programmers can then connect to the scaling network using a configurable version of Bitcoin’s layer-2 protocol.
LDK facilitates fast bitcoin payments in games, apps, and other Bitcoin applications once it is installed. Spiral stated that it had been working on LDK for the past few years.
Just a few days back Jack Dorsey’s digital payment firm Square changed its brand name to Block, a nod to the firm’s interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency technology. The rebranding happened just two days after Dorsey quit the CEO position of Twitter.