Announced Tuesday, the new kit includes an API, language tools, demo apps and other features to assist developers integrate support for Lightning payments into their own wallets. Existing bitcoin wallets also will be ready to support Lightning through the new kit, instead of requiring companies to create a separate wallet.
The tools will help developers create better user experiences, a Medium post explained.
“For bitcoin to become a widely used global currency – one that can’t be stopped, tampered with or rigged in anyone’s favor – improvements to bitcoin’s UX, security, privacy, and scaling are required,” the group said.
The post indicated the kit remains being built out and didn’t provide a timeline for release, but said “today’s Lightning infrastructure is incomplete without features like these.”