Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx says it will integrate the Lightning Network, a layer 2 bitcoin payments technology, in the second quarter of this year.
- Exchange users will be able to select Lightning Network as an option when depositing and withdrawing bitcoin, allow them to send and receive crypto in near-real time.
- OKEx said such statistics are discouraging users from interacting with the bitcoin network.
- The integration means OKEx is able to offer "more competitive products" and, at the same time, "openly demonstrate our support for the bitcoin network by increasing the number of participant nodes in the Lightning Network," said CEO Jay Hao.
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