BOLT #0: Introduction and Index
Welcome, friend! These Basis of Lightning Technology (BOLT) documents describe a layer-2 protocol for off-chain bitcoin transfer by mutual cooperation, relying on on-chain transactions for enforcement if necessary.
Some requirements are subtle; we have tried to highlight motivations and reasoning behind the results you see here. I'm sure we've fallen short; if you find any part confusing or wrong, please contact us and help us improve.
This is version 0.
BOLT #1: Base Protocol
BOLT #2: Peer Protocol for Channel Management
BOLT #3: Bitcoin Transaction and Script Formats
BOLT #4: Onion Routing Protocol
BOLT #5: Recommendations for On-chain Transaction Handling
BOLT #7: P2P Node and Channel Discovery
BOLT #8: Encrypted and Authenticated Transport
BOLT #9: Assigned Feature Flags
BOLT #10: DNS Bootstrap and Assisted Node Location
BOLT #11: Invoice Protocol for Lightning Payments