LN+ asked over 1 year ago

What is a Bitcoin Lightning Network MPP?

I heard the term MPP in the context of payments on Bitcoin LN. What is that?

LN+ answered over 1 year ago

MPP is Multi Path Payments. This is new type of LN payment type introduced in 2021. It allows splitting a single larger payment into multiple smaller parts which can all be sent through individually to be received together on the other end.

Besides LND, Thunderhub supports MPP as well. In Thunderhub you can see the option called number of routes that is set to 1 by default but can be increased to split the payment into multiple parts.

It's important to note that MPP will only work if the recipient supports MPP as well. If they don't, the payment will fail.

Please sign in to post answers.