Simply put, Lightning Oracles validate and observe payment channels activity. This component ensures connectivity and liquidity when Lightning Nodes interact with the Bitcoin Lightning Network and the Ethereum ecosystem. In the broadest sense, these specific oracles work like lighthouses highlighting transaction data of payment channels, thereby allowing Plenny to safely navigate across chains.
In community jargon, Lightning Oracle Validators are abbreviated as LORCA. The term follows Plenny’s maritime theme and ties in with the killer whale or orca, known as the guardian of the ocean.