Businesses, Meet Hydro: Your New Best Friend for Lightning Network Payments

Amboss Technologies
3 min readSep 14, 2023

I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to Hydro, our latest game-changing offering aimed at businesses looking to step up in the Bitcoin Lightning Network without the usual headaches.

Why We Created Hydro

Over the years, we’ve seen how powerful the Lightning Network can be, especially in creating fast and low-cost transactions. But we’ve also noticed that businesses have been hesitant to jump in. Why? Well, most entrepreneurs are focused on their core business and don’t have the time or the deep technical expertise needed to manage lightning nodes. Let’s be honest, managing liquidity in the Lightning Network can feel like navigating a labyrinth if you’re new to it.

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What Hydro Does for You

This is where Hydro comes in. We’ve designed it to automatically source payment liquidity from the open market straight to your lightning node. This means you don’t have to become a Lightning Network expert overnight or lose sleep over managing channels. You get to focus on what you do best: running your business.

How We’re Changing the Game

We’re genuinely excited about the potential Hydro unlocks. Businesses can now enjoy all the benefits of the Lightning Network — fast transactions, low fees, and the enhanced privacy and sovereignty that come with Bitcoin — without any of the complexities.

Picture this: you’re a local coffee shop owner who wants to start accepting Bitcoin. But you’re too swamped with day-to-day operations to become a Bitcoin whiz. With Hydro, you can effortlessly accept lightning payments, and the old “swipe” fees will even drop significantly as more and more businesses get on board. Imagine going from initial setup fees of 3.5% to transaction fees as low as 0.003% in a circular economy!

The Power of Magma

We’ve integrated Hydro with Magma, our existing marketplace for buying and selling Lightning channels. Magma allows Bitcoin savers to earn extra BTC by opening channels, and it helps us source high-quality liquidity from the market for you. It’s a win-win for everyone.

The Nitty-Gritty Details

All you need to do is set your target node size (capacity), purchase some “ambucks” prepaid credits , and Hydro will handle the rest. You can also specify your target inbound liquidity to get exactly what you need, when you need it.

Let’s Build Something Amazing Together

Hydro isn’t just a service; it’s a gateway to a burgeoning global economy. We’ve already seen glimpses of what a circular Lightning Network economy could look like in places like Costa Rica’s ‘Bitcoin Jungle,’ and with Hydro, we’re aiming to kickstart similar ecosystems around the world.

I invite you to join us in this exciting journey. Check out Amboss Space for more details or get started with Hydro right away.

Jesse Shrader
Co-Founder and CEO, Amboss Technologies

About Amboss: We’re at the forefront of revolutionizing the Bitcoin Lightning Network. Using machine learning and advanced analytics, we offer optimized payment routes and tools that are redefining decentralized finance. We’re here to make the Lightning Network accessible, efficient, and headache-free for everyone. Come join us!

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