This is the technology that searches for private micropayments in Bitcoin

Privacy is a premise within the Bitcoin ecosystem and the second layers are not isolated from this. A privacy system is currently being developed that aims to make payments with bitcoin (BTC) privately through the Lightning network.

Under the name of Private Lightning Network (PLN), programmers Tony Ronning and Paul Miller are working on this privacy layer proposal.

on the lightning network communication between nodes for making payments occurs through channels. Each channel transmits a payment invoice which, in turn, contains an identifier (ID) of the issuing channel. This leaks user information, unintentionallyto network.

PLN is creating a system in which, thanks to the root node and dedicated channels, an ID that stores details of the sending node is not shared.

To increase privacy, PLN uses network hops (better known as payment routing) to increase anonymity. In other words, a payment is not sent directly from the sending node to the receiving node, but instead takes several “hops” in the network to hide the information. Although the direct payment system is allowed, PLN recommends not using it since it would basically break your privacy system.

The application, according to the creators, is being developed in the Flutter software development kit. The advantage of this is that, once its beta phase is complete, will be released in both mobile and desktop versions (Windows and Linux) thanks to the versatility offered by the system. Also, PLN uses as a base the Sensei implementation for Bitcoin nodes, Developed by John Cantrell.

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For now, the application is under development. However, it is already in preparation. a wallet under the name of Mutiny who will use this system.

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