Phoenix Android v2.0.0: Splicing, Dual Funding & More

Phoenix is a Bitcoin wallet developed by ACINQ, that allows you to send and receive bitcoins securely over the Lightning Network. It is self-custodial and provides a simple and clean UX.

Phoenix Android v2.0.0: Splicing, Dual Funding & More
  • "This is a major release that reworks most of the application. An automated migration is available for existing users."
  • "Android: Beta was a success, a big thank you to the hundreds of testers! Public rollout has begun, will be spread over several weeks."
  • iOS: Soon™


  • "Switch the LN engine from eclair to lightning-kmp. Both eclair and lightning-kmp are implementations of a Lightning node and are developed by us (ACINQ). Phoenix Android used to be powered by eclair, and Phoenix iOS by lightning-kmp. With this new versions, both Android/iOS use lightning-kmp."
  • "Support for splicing and dual-funding. Splicing allows altering channels by adding or removing funds. Instead of managing multiple channels, the app only has one single channel, which will then be modified depending on usage. This brings significant improvements:

    - on-chain swaps (swap-in or swap-out) are now trustless.
    - the static 1% fee for incoming payments that need new channels has been removed. Instead users pay the mining fee for the splicing operation.
    - that fee cannot exceed the maximum fee set by the user (in settings > channels management). Default maximum is 5000 sat.
    - a notification is displayed when an incoming payment is rejected because of the fee.
    - the fee for outgoing Lightning payments is now static (0.4 %) and is displayed before sending the payment.
    - unconfirmed on-chain transactions can be accelerated.
  • "Improved fiat currencies support. The Android app is now able to convert prices to 150+ currencies, including free market rates (like for the Argentine Peso). Exchange rates should also be more accurate."
  • "Export payments history. Successful payments can now be exported to a CSV file."


  • "Due to the changes in the LN engine and the switch to splicing (see below), existing channels created with v1.x cannot be used by the new app. A migration process merges them together resulting in a single channel.
  • Users with existing wallets will remain on the legacy app, until their funds are migrated. This migration is triggered manually by the user from the legacy app."
  • "The migration process will only migrate channels that have at least 546 satoshi on the user's side. Channels with less than 546 sat cannot be migrated since their balance is below the Bitcoin dust limit, and funds are swiped by the miners. The app will display a warning when that's the case."
  • "Once the app has migrated, the legacy swap-in address must not be used ever again. Contact support if you accidentally send funds to the legacy swap-in address."

Compatibility with iOS

"The iOS and Android apps are not compatible yet, since the iOS app does not support splicing yet. Using the same seed on both iOS and Android Phoenix apps will lead to issues."

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