The Lightning Network Is Going to Change How You Think About Bitcoin
The recent bull run was largely about bitcoin as an asset. The Lightning Network is a grander vision, and developers say it's slowly becoming a reality.
However, only about 58% of nodes are operating channels and earning yield.
The startup says its new Greenlight service lets users maintain complete control over their BTC while setting up a node on its cloud infrastructure.
OpenNode and Substack will allow some crypto-focused subscribers to pay with both on-chain and Lightning bitcoin transactions.
The club is accepting bitcoin payments only for bottle service, but plans to expand transactions to food, admission and tips.
It took a whole year for the node count to double from 5,000 to 10,000. Three months later, it's over 23,000.