New BTCPay version 126.96.36.199 is out! Besides new features (Inventory
Inventory management in Apps
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Lightning Network for non-admins
Since the initial integration of the Lightning Network into BTCPay Server, the server owners (admins) were the only users able to accept payments via the built-in lightning node. With the new release, admins can now share their Lightning Network node with other users on their server.
This is a custodial feature which means funds received by those users will be under the control of the server owner. It is up to server owner to figure out the best way to distribute the incoming funds to merchants using the BTCPay instance. Currently, the management of those funds is quite difficult and distinguishing payments requires a lot of manual work and accounting. For that reason, we discourage open third-party hosts from using the feature until it’s further developed and adjusted for the use-case.
This option is particularly useful for those sharing their BTCPay instance across multiple businesses. For example, a user that owns 3 e-commerce stores and can accept lightning network payments for all 3 on a single self-hosted instance. Potentially, you may be able to create agreements with businesses so that they may enable their customers to pay with lightning through your managed lightning node, against a fee.
To enable Lightning Network node sharing with other users, go to Server Settings > Policies and tick the box which says “Allow non-admins to use the internal lightning node in their stores”.
Thank you to our contributors
Huge thanks go to our contributors, who made their release possible. The MVP of the release is
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