Bitfinex Allows Lightning Network Shopping on Bitrefill with Bitcoin
Adrian Zmudzinski's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 50%
Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and crypto store Bitrefill partnered to allow the trading platform's clients to shop with Bitcoin over the Lightning Network. A Lightning B2B settlement systemPer the press release, the companies attribute the development to the "World's first dynamic B2B settlement process over the Lightning Network." The announcement builds on recent news that Bitfinex enabled Bitcoin Lightning Network transactions and that those using it for deposits and withdrawals will pay almost no fees. Lightning adoption by exchanges is essentialWhen Bitfinex users buy products from Bitrefill, the system put in place by the two firms instantly settles the payments over Lightning Network.
"We believe that getting Bitcoin exchanges on to the Lightning Network early is integral to preparing for the next wave of adoption and building out a parallel economy for Bitcoin. We will continue to work closely with Bitfinex and other businesses to develop Lightning solutions and products that make living on crypto a reality, eventually removing dependability on fiat rails." The Lightning Network sees increasing traction and adoption in the cryptocurrency space, with many placing high hopes on its potential to make Bitcoin a viable payment tool. As Cointelegraph reported last month, bond market veteran Nik Bhatia says that Lightning Network convinced him of Bitcoin's potential.
Bitcoin payments app Fold rolled out support for home-sharing giant Airbnb, effectively enabling to book stays included in the service with Lightning Network.
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