Lightning Network (LN) stats are making headlines as its network capacity reached its ATH at 460 BTC with over 4,400 nodes. Recently, Bitfury brought LN payments to Paytomat’s digital wallet and merchant app and now Tippin.me has been released by a designer to make micropayments right in your web.
Lightning Network in the Limelight
With the number of nodes exceeding 4,400 and 13,169 number of channels, Lightning Network (LN) has been on fire lately as it registers impressive numbers. Its network capacity further hit its all-time high (ATH) with a growth of over 300 percent at 460 BTC as per 1ML statistics.
Also, at last month’s end, Bitfury partnered up with Paytomat to bring Lightning Network payments to Paytomat’s merchant app and digital wallet. Pavel Prikhodko, head of LightningPeach, in-house LN engineering team, shared,
“The launch of the Lightning Network allows consumers around the world to use cryptocurrencies to make everyday purchases. Through partnerships like Paytomat, we are one step closer to making every point of service terminal cryptocurrency-friendly and Lightning Network-enabled.”
Lightning Network is seeing a lot of developments as developers leverage it to make crypto payments easy. Not long ago, we reported how Pierre Rochard, a software engineer, made Lightning Network payments on Excel possible with a few clicks.
Receive Lightning Network Micropayments in your Web Now
Now, Tippin.me has been introduced in order to receive tips and micro-payments everywhere. According to the website,
“Tippin.me makes Lightning Network easier, by giving you a simple web custodial wallet to receive and manage Bitcoins through Lightning Network.”
Sergio Abril, an architect and designer created tippin.me as his personal side project that is still in beta stage, who shared the release on Reddit,
“A few days ago I announced tippin.me, as a way of getting Lightning Network micropayments without setting up a LN node.
For the time being, it only allows receiving and cash out Lightning Payments, as it’s an “early project.” However, the creator has integration with merchants, better wallet functionality among other features lined up on its roadmap.
Alex Bosworth, lightning infrastructure lead at Lightning shared,
This service really nails the simplicity of integrating Lightning into an App. Routing a lot of payments in the direction of their node. I expect to see a lot of people replace their profile BTC addrs with https://t.co/cGseEqhdXj URLs since setup is basically just a couple clicks https://t.co/Af6mSnbB9v
— Alex Bosworth ☇ (@alexbosworth) December 9, 2018
Trace Mayer, a Bitcoin advocate investor in blockchain infrastructure also commented on LN stats and Tippin.me.
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