Number of nodes on Lightning Network up 23% after bitcoin donates launched on Twitter
The number of nodes and channels on the Lightning Network (LN) bitcoin micro-payment network increased by 23.68% and 22.24% respectively in 24 hours. The increase followed Twitter's addition of the ability to accept cryptocurrency donations.
LN became the solution through which social network users can send donations in digital assets.
Jack Mullers, CEO of LN-based payment service Strike, showed the process of transferring $10 via Twitter using the integrated API.
I just published Announcing the Strike API Today, @Twitter enables free, instant, global payments for their users with their integration of the Strike API. What the internet did for communication, #Bitcoin + the Lightning Network is doing for money. https://link.medium.com/KwMP19g6Mjb
Since the beginning of the year, the capacity of the micropayment network has increased by more than 170%, from 1,058 BTC to 2,866 BTC. The total number of nodes reached 27,044 and the number of channels reached 73,400.
As a reminder, bitcoin exchange OKEx and P2P platform Paxful have integrated LN in recent months.
Billionaire and well-known bitcoin advocate Salinas Pliego has also announced support for the tier 2 solution in his Latin American electronics shop chain.