BitPay Merchants to Get a Boost From Lightning Network Payment Integration

The crypto payments provider on Wednesday announced immediate support for Bitcoin Lightning Network payments.

AccessTimeIconApr 6, 2022 at 2:48 p.m. UTC
Updated Apr 6, 2022 at 3:09 p.m. UTC

Michael Bellusci is CoinDesk's crypto payments reporter.

Merchants on the BitPay platform can now receive payments from more than 100 Lightning-enabled wallets – Cash App and Strike among them – the company said in a statement.

  • The move will allow both merchants and customers to complete speedy, low-cost and scalable Bitcoin (BTC) transactions, the blockchain payment processing company said.
  • “BitPay’s integration with the Lightning Network offers customers more choice and merchants more ways to be paid leveraging blockchain technology,” BitPay co-founder Tony Gallippi said in the statement.
  • The Bitcoin 2022 conference is taking place this week in Miami, and the Lightning Network has been the big story so far. Yesterday, Lightning Labs announced $70 million in funding to bring the Taproot-powered “Taro” protocol to its platform.

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