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Lightning wallet focused on user experience and ease of use ⚡️

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Zap is a free Lightning Network wallet focused on user experience and ease of use, with the overall goal of helping the cryptocurrency community scale Bitcoin.

The UI for Zap is created using Electron + React + Redux.

We have an active slack channel where you can join the discussion on development, design and product.

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If you discover or learn about a potential error, weakness, or threat that can compromise the security of Zap, we ask you to keep it confidential and submit your concern directly to the Zap security team.


Download the latest release for your appropriate OS and follow the instructions below.


Once you have the .tar.gz file downloaded, simply double click on the file to unzip.

Navigate to the newly extracted folder, then drag-and-drop the file to the Applications folder.

Unmount the image and navigate to Applications folder.

Finally, double click on the file.


Once you have the .exe file downloaded, simply double click on the file.


Once you have the .AppImage file downloaded you must make the file executable.

Once executible you can run either double click the file or run via the cli:



If you would like to install from source, run a full bitcoin node, connect to a custom lnd instance or get involved with development please refer to our documentation:

Get Help

If you are having problems with Zap, please report the issue in GitHub or on slack with screenshots and/or how to reproduce the bug/error.

A good product not only has good software tests but also checks the quality of the UX/UI. Putting ourselves in the shoes of a user is a very important design principle of Zap.



Hey! Do you like Zap? Awesome! We could actually really use your help!

Open source isn't just writing code. Zap could use your help with any of the following:

  • Finding (and reporting!) bugs
  • New feature suggestions
  • Answering questions on issues
  • Documentation improvements
  • Reviewing pull requests
  • Helping to manage issue priorities
  • Fixing bugs/new features

If any of that sounds cool to you, feel free to dive in! Open an issue or submit a pull request.

If you would like to help contribute to the project, please see the Contributing Guide

This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute.



This project is open source under the MIT license, which means you have full access to the source code and can modify it to fit your own needs. See LICENSE for more information.

MIT © Jack Mallers


Zap Wallet - Cross platform Lightning Network wallet focused on user experience and ease of use ⚡️








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