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LNP/BP Association

Non-profit supervising development of layers for Bitcoin

Mission

Standardize

Create and maintain standards & public registries
See the current list of standards and registries

Implement

Develop opensource reference implementations of libraries, nodes & tools
See the list of our libraries, nodes and tools

Educate

Educate community and ensure alignment with cypherpunk values
See our values and community standards

Values

Censorship-resistance

Ability to transact is a form of free speech. All operations with LNP/BP technologies must be censorship-resistant, leveraging bitcoin PoW qualities and decentralized networks.

Privacy

Bitcoin and blockchains lacks privacy by exposing transaction graphs and allowing chain analysis. The new tech must be based on zk-proofs and client-side-validation to give the control over privacy back to the user.

Layerization

Separation of concerns & abstraction are cornerstones in developing and maintaining secure, extensible protocols and software

Activities

The Association fulfils its mission by creating and managing products, which include standards, registries, libraries, nodes, command-line tools and documentation.
The association products cover three main verticals:

Bitcoin protocol (BP)

Client-side-validation enhancements of bitcoin components

Lightning network protocol (LNP)

Generalization of lightning network supporting advanced functionality

Smart contracts (RGB etc)

Technologies enabling higher programmability with client-side-validation

Protocols

RGB

Scalable & confidential smart contracts with client-side-validation

Bifrost

State channels supporting Taproot, multi-peer participation, composability and RGB

Storm

Decentralized data network, providing data propagation, storage & queries on top of Lightning/Bifrost

Kaleidoscope

Decentralized exchange protocols (DEX) for Lightning with RGB and other assets
Trust-minimized distributed computing with Bitcoin and P2P networks

reNostr

Enhancing the Nostr network to provide better privacy and support for LNP/BP technology stack

Sponsors & contributors

The association is a non-profit running on funds from our donors. We would like to thank all who made it possible for us to continue operations through the past years.

Fulgur Ventures

Bitfinex & Tether

Pandora Prime

Hojo Foundation

DIBA Inc

Private donors

Not all donors can be named, many of them are anonymous or would like to respect their privacy.

Donations

We are accepting donations for the 2023 year via our BTCPayServer page.

Community

You can follow our activities & join the community through the following channels:

GitHub

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Twitter

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IRC: #lnp-bp on Libera

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