Nostr Wallet Connect (NWC) is a way for applications like Nostr clients to access a remote Lightning wallet through a standardized protocol. For instance, you can link your Alby account with any other application using this feature.
How to connect your app?
Create a new app connection
Enable the application by creating a permissioned connection to your wallet. This access can be revoked at any time.
Connect your app
Connect your application by adding the connection secret. Either by scanning the connect QR code or clicking a link.
Zapp and Boost! Your lightning wallet is available where you need it.
And if you ever want to disable it again, simply disconnect the connection again.
How does it work?
Nostr Wallet Connect uses the existing Nostr infrastructure to allow
applications to communicate with lightning wallets. This makes it easy for
developers to integrate and gives the users full flexibility on choice.
To learn more about the details have a look at the specs (NIP47)
Which apps support it?
Amethyst is the first Nostr Client to fully support Nostr Wallet Connect. More are working on support for it and are following shortly.
Is it open source?
Of course! Nostr Wallet Connect is an open standard and our implementation is open source on GitHub
Can I run my own?
Yes, Nostr Wallet Connect is for every wallet and can easily be
We are looking for contributors to add support for more wallet backends. If you're interested please contact us on GitHub or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nostr Wallet Connect is an open protocol enabling applications to interact with bitcoin lightning wallets. It allows users to connect their existing wallets to your application allowing you to easily integrate bitcoin lightning functionality but still focus on the core functionality of your app.