That's the plan
people ask me for my "lightning address" all the time which is frustrating. framing it as only for businesses is disingenuous.
All I really want to run on my home node is bitcoin core and clightning. I have no plans to run a web server and deal with cert headaches, etc. lnurl is a non-starter for me. Luckily bolt12 works great, even if it is not perfect.
Because it's the phone I use and I'm scratching my own itch. Would be happy to see someone build something similar for android. I have only been able work on this in my spare time in the last 4 or so weekends, I have no additional free time and won't get to an android version in the foreseeable future.
First step would be to get lnsocket working on android if anyone wants to work on that.
Yeah the setup should be much simpler than existing solutions. And you won't need to run other software like spark just to use your node like a wallet.
To access my clightning wallet I have to do a bunch of things which are not ideal:
Some people use tor, but that is a terrible way to access your node. It's slow and insecure if you're just using it as a portal into your network. I have seen people lose funds by unwillingly open their node up to the public with tor.
There are so many failure modes with existing solutions. I figured the fastest, easiest, and most reliable way to do RPC directly to your lightning node that is already exposed to the internet. So the plan is to build a lightning wallet that can talk this protocol.
yesterday I released lnsocket, a C library for sending messages on the lightning network. It can currently connect to lightning nodes and send/receive lightning network messages (TLVs).
This weekend I am planning on getting the build working on iOS so that I can make a proof of concept for controlling a clightning node directly over lightning.
Right now it's a bit difficult to connect to your lightning node's wallet: you have to run other software next to your lightning node that connects to it's RPC to send/receive wallet information, channels, etc. It would be nice if your lightning node could give you this information directly over the lightning network, since your lightning network port is already publically exposed on tor or the internet.
All you would need to do is whitelist client pubkeys and you would be good to go!
Maybe one day we could have a blip that specs out a standard RPC mechanism so this could work for all nodes instead of just via a clightning plugin.
I 100% agree with the justification and have had similar experiences. singlesig bip39 + passphrase is more than enough for most individuals, it provides digital and physical protection when combined with a hardware wallet. multisig is just another layer of complexity that most users are not ready to deal with, especially in a world that does not have good infrastructure around miniscript yet.
For anyone not in the know, nostr is fiatjaf's social network protocol:
The simplest open protocol that is able to create a censorship-resistant global "social" network once and for all.
It doesn't rely on any trusted central server, hence it is resilient; it is based on cryptographic keys and signatures, so it is tamperproof; it does not rely on P2P techniques, therefore it works.
Very short summary of how it works, if you don't plan to read anything else
Everybody runs a client. It can be a native client, a web client, etc. To publish something, you write a post, sign it with your key and send it to multiple relays (servers hosted by someone else, or yourself). To get updates from other people, you ask multiple relays if they know anything about these other people. Anyone can run a relay. A relay is very simple and dumb. It does nothing besides accepting posts from some people and forwarding to others. Relays don't have to be trusted. Signatures are verified on the client side.
This is needed because other solutions are broken
The problem with Twitter
The problem with Mastodon and similar programs
more on the project page
uhh I didn't realize editing your bio posted it to the main feed lol. awkward...