We are excited to announce the alpha release of Boltz, a trust minimized, account-free exchange built on top of the lightning network. Check out our blog for more info (https://t.co/0ykR8qqPdx) or try a swap on https://t.co/ChAqbN1t98
PS: already loops in and out @lightning
— Boltz (@Boltzhq) April 4, 2019
According to the announcement, Boltz leverages so-called Submarine Swaps to exchange coins from a lightning channel to the main chain and vice versa. This works to improve the inbound capacity and liquidity of lightning channels, which is currently a major pain point for merchant adoption.
Boltz also notes that all regular and Lightning wallets are currently supported, both for users running their own nodes and those who are using custodial wallet solutions.
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