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Loop Client Release Notes

This file tracks release notes for the loop client.

Developers:

  • When new features are added to the repo, a short description of the feature should be added under the "Next Release" heading.
  • This should be done in the same PR as the change so that our release notes stay in sync!

Release Manager:

  • All of the items under the "Next Release" heading should be included in the release notes.
  • As part of the PR that bumps the client version, the "Next Release" heading should be replaced with the release version including the changes.

Next Release

New Features

  • Multi-path payment has been enabled for Loop In. This means that it is now possible to replenish multiple channels via a single Loop In request and a single on-chain htlc. This has to potential to greatly reduce chain fee costs. Note that it is not yet possible to select specific peers to loop in through.

Breaking Changes

  • Macaroon authentication has been enabled for the loopd gRPC and REST connections. This makes it possible for the loop API to be exposed safely over the internet as unauthorized access is now prevented.

    The daemon will write a default loop.macaroon in its main directory. For mainnet this file will be picked up automatically by the loop CLI tool. For testnet you need to specify the --network=testnet flag. More information about TLS and macaroons.

Bug Fixes