Yesterday, the Lightning Ramp team revealed that they joined Casa a few months ago and that they have been building a Casa Lightning Node which is the easiest way use Lightning that is usable today.
Speaking on Medium, the team behind the Casa lightning node go onto explain the history in creating, “the Best Possible Lightning Experience”
“In February 2018 we released Lightning Ramp, a system for connecting exchanges to the Lightning network, with the goal of bringing the Lightning Network to millions of people as soon as possible.
While building this project, we uncovered many barriers preventing broad Lightning adoption. Building a Lightning node device solves many of those problems, but it also creates a new problem around key management.
When we met the Casa team, we were surprised to find that they previously built (but did not release) a multi-chain personal device in Q3 2017. They learned that without better key management software, personal node devices are at risk of being attacked. That’s why they focused 100% on building the best personal key manager on the planet first.”
They believe this is the best way to run Lightning and Bitcoin from the comfort of your home or even in the office.
Joining the Casa team has caught the eye of the creator of Litecoin, Charlie Lee by posting this on Twitter:
In the future, network routers will come with Lightning Network built in. It will route your data AND payments. It can also earn some money for you from LN transaction fees and maybe even atomic swap fees.@CasaHODL‘s product is a first step towards that.
But, when Litecoin? 😀 https://t.co/DYogUBlL6z
— Charlie Lee [LTC⚡] (@SatoshiLite) September 4, 2018