Bitcoin Lightning Wallets Are Gaining Traction in 2019
Lightning usage is growing steadily in 2019, with several startups now offering retail-friendly wallets.
Lightning-based fiat-bitcoin systems could popularize crypto payments, as long as fraud and bitcoin's non-reversibility don't get in the way.
"Merchants can accept bitcoin and lightning payments with the same infrastructure, except they never touch the asset," explained Zap founder Jack Mallers.
State-imposed quarantines and policies set to work-from-home are boosting bitcoin-based shopping.
Andreas M. Antonopoulos rejoins the crew for a look at advances in Lightning technology making new-user adoption easier at a tangible, but minimal cost.
With new features from Zap, people can now buy bitcoin using the Lightning Network and reduce their reliance on centralized crypto exchanges.