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Decentralized exchange Radar rolls out Lightning developer tools

April 5, 2019, 5:46PM EDT

Decentralized exchange operator Radar announced on Friday the roll-out of new tools for developers building out the lightning network, reports CoinDesk. 

The firm, which supports trading of ethereum-based tokens, will release the tools at the so-called Boltathon hackathon, according to the report. The move is part of the firm's branching out into the ethereum world, said product lead Brandon Curtis.

"We’re constantly scanning the horizon for groundbreaking technologies, last year our R&D team identified lightning as promising technology, with the potential for more than just payments. While an ethereum [decentralized application (dapp)] was our first product, our parent brand Radar is focused on building products for our next financial system," Curtis told CoinDesk's Alyssa Hertig.

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