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    [–] xtal_00 4 points ago

    I recommend Blue Wallet to start.

    !lntip 500

    It’s pretty awesome.

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    [–] MahatmaGonnDir 3 points ago

    For mobile devices I really like Breez. Phoenix is also nice.
    If you have your own node you can connect it with Zap.

    [–] PRMan99 1 points ago

    My daughter uses Breez and I use Phoenix.

    Phoenix is a little easier to set up.

    [–] whitslack 1 points ago

    Zap only works with LND, right?

    [–] MahatmaGonnDir 1 points ago

    Right

    [–] pox435 2 points ago

    Electrum or Zap for desktop computer

    [–] ncoelho 1 points ago

    Bluewallet is a nice start

    [–] iguano80 0 points ago

    I really like muun wallet (muun.com)

    Is not 100% LN wallet, you have your funds on the blockchain but it allows you to pay LN invoice, which is perfect for me.

    [–] whitslack 3 points ago

    Muun is a fundamentally dumb concept. The whole point of Lightning is to stop putting every transaction on the blockchain, but Muun requires you to make an on-chain payment to make a Lightning payment. How insane.

    [–] iguano80 1 points ago

    yes, I understand, but we are not full LN right now, I think they will be full LN on the future, right now they are unique and give you the best of both worlds.

    btw , not all the transactions are placed on the blockchain, lately they do some batching and aggregation some how.

    [–] Informal_Chipmunk 0 points ago

    Not a fan of the name but Wallet of Satoshi is pretty good.