Download this repo and install the dependencies.
The application uses Pipenv to manage Python packages. While in development, you will need to install all dependencies:
$ pipenv shell $ pipenv install --dev
If you wish to use a version of Python higher than 3.7:
$ pipenv --python 3.8 install --dev
You will need to set the variables in
.env.example, and rename the file to
You might also need to install additional packages, depending on the backend wallet you use. E.g. when you want to use LND you have to
pipenv run pip install lnd-grpc.
Take a look at Polar for an excellent way of spinning up a Lightning Network dev environment.
LNbits uses Quart as an application server.
$ pipenv run python -m lnbits
The frontend uses Vue.js and Quasar.