Samourai wallet & Nodl to launch “self validating” Lightning node

posted about 1 month ago
Mobile Bitcoin wallet Samourai is partnering with French hardware retailer Nodl to create a Bitcoin node device that syncs with Samourai’s privacy-focused mobile wallet. Nodl co-founder Michel Luczak said this new product will be a “full, self-validating, Bitcoin and Lightning node” that allows people to use the mobile wallet app without relying on Samouri Wallet’s servers.

This has long been a point of contention, as critics argue the wallet’s privacy features are insufficient if users’ transaction data is stored on a centralized server. The new node device is expected to be available later this year.
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