Number of nodes on Lightning Network up 23% after bitcoin donates launched on Twitter

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.

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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.

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