Industry-leading Integration and support for your business
Lightspark gives your business access to
global Lightning payments.
Xapo Bank is the world’s leading bank that combines traditional banking with crypto. It is at the forefront of innovative financial services, merging the security of a traditional credit institution with efficiencies of blockchain infrastructure to deliver unrivaled wealth protection to members.
Xapo was the first bank in the world to start offering Lightning Network payments and they chose Lightspark.
Xapo Bank used Lightspark services and tools to integrate with the Lightning Network, becoming the first bank in the world to allow members to pay for small purchases with bitcoin without having to convert to USD first. Members are able to make instant Bitcoin transactions of up to USD 100 at a low fees using their Xapo Bank app. This effectively helps them bypass the congestion and high fees associated with the main Bitcoin network.
Administering an account
There is no limit to the number of authorized users you can add to your account.
Lightning payments can be made through the Send flow on the Lightspark dashboard or through the API/SDK. Bitcoin L1 payments can be made through the Withdraw flow on the dashboard or API/SDK.
Life at Lightspark
Why Did You Join Lightspark?
This my my second job after being at a company I joined post PHD. I was at my old company for 6 years, moving around the business, but focused on one specific area. What I have realized though is that the people I work with are important to me and so joining the team at Lightspark is best decision I ever made - smaller company with just huge passion.
What's the technical challenge you are most excited to solve in your role?
I'm excited to build tools - like data infrastructure - I get to think about how to build things that already existed in my last job and I get to determine what and how we build to help engineers that will come behind me.
What has most surprised you about working at Lightspark?
How quickly we can move when the team is experienced, flexible, and fully aligned.
What brought you to Lightspark?
The opportunity to work with a team of awesome people, building something new from the ground up. An environment of solving challenging problems is also something I really enjoy.
What does your team work on?
I work on deploying Lightspark's code and supporting services to AWS. In terms of code that includes database access, authentication and security all with the goal of enabling Lightspark to help customers manage Lightning nodes at scale.
What’s the best thing about working at Lightspark?
It's fun and interesting. The team is ambitious and we have some of the best engineers I have ever worked with.