Yesterday, Radar — a Denver-based technology startup looking ahead to the new financial paradigm — released a new “onboarding experience” for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network. Called ION, the new project is an interactive guide for learning how the Lightning Network works and for experimenting with the popular second-layer solution to Bitcoin’s scalability issues.
Until now, Radar has been most widely known for Radar Relay, a decentralized application (dApp) on Ethereum.
Radar’s new Lightning Network onramp may be the easiest way for individuals to get connected to Bitcoin’s second-layer solution. According to a press release, ION’s homepage “includes everything a new user needs to join the Lightning Network on a single page, including a testnet mode sandbox for new users to experiment with Lightning payments risk-free and a mainnet mode with comprehensive resources to behind using real Bitcoin for real products and services.”
Additionally, Radar offers ION News to keep users up to date on the latest…