The bitcoiner instrumental to El Salvador’s announcement at last year’s conference waxed philosophical on Bitcoin’s role as a payments network.
The company trumpeted its expansion into Argentina earlier this week, but the Lightning Network-powered app is only supporting Tether’s stablecoin in the country.
The company plans to expand into Brazil and Colombia in 2022.
Samson Mow reveals the fast-moving process behind a radical financial experiment.
The CEO of Bitcoin payments app Strike helped birth El Salvador’s BTC move this year. He still sees himself as a “pleb,” not an influencer.
The move from the Jack Mallers-led startup could be a boon for Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.
However, only about 58% of nodes are operating channels and earning yield.
Jack Mallers discusses Bitcoin, El Salvador and how Strike can capture the power of open networks to spread further than fintech.
The recent bull run was largely about bitcoin as an asset. The Lightning Network is a grander vision, and developers say it's slowly becoming a reality.