Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries. Transactions are verified by network nodes through cryptography and recorded in a public distributed ledger called a blockchain.

Lightning Network Daemon

LND stands for Lightning Network Daemon and serves as the main software component driving the Lightning Network. It manages a database, connects to peers, opens / closes channels, generates payment invoices, sends, forwards, and revokes payments, responds to potential breaches, and more.

BTCPay Server

BTCPay Server is a payment processor, enabling online merchants to accept bitcoins as a form of payment. This enables all the benefits of using a full node wallet; such as censorship-resistance, control over your own funds, trustless validation, uptime and privacy.

Ride The Lightning or RTL 

RTL is a full function, device agnostic web user interface for Lightning Network Daemon, to help manage lightning node operations. Lightning Network Daemon is an implementation of Lightning Network BOLT protocol by Lightning Labs.

TOR Onion Router

Tor “The Onion Router” is software for enabling anonymous communication. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer overlay network consisting of more than seven thousand relays to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.