Lightning’s technical characteristics make it ideal for micro- and nano-payments. Combined with instant final settlement on a global scale, the Lightning Network offers compelling use cases around payment processing for many industries.
Galoy announces the release of a new point of sale (POS) feature for merchants – the Lightning Cash Register – which makes it even easier and more secure to accept bitcoin over the Lightning Network.
Stablesats from Galoy lets people use Lightning for daily payments without being exposed to short-term bitcoin exchange rate volatility.
A new $4M raise for Galoy enables further development of the GaloyMoney open source core bitcoin banking platform, a versatile API, and an enterprise-ready Lightning gateway providing organizations access to Lightning payments.
A delegation of French Bitcoiners visited CAR to learn and provide support for their new Bitcoin law. Also check out Bitcoin Beach Wallet’s new branding and website and stay up to date on Lightning Network news.
When building new communities or introducing new folks to bitcoin, the question that pops up is always how best to do this. The challenge is usually that bitcoin isn’t as intuitive for the average person, and at times can even come across as intimidating for folks who have received a lot of mixed information in the past. The idea we came to was to throw a pop-up event where the draw would be a fun hangout with good food/drinks and interesting folks.
A delegation of Bitcoiners followed an invitation of President Faustin Touadéra to visit Central African Republic after the country’s announcement of Bitcoin adoption. The group around Sebastién Gouspillou and Nicolas Burtey met with merchants, government officials and representatives of civil society to learn about the plans and progress of the Bitcoin journey.
Central Bankers from 44 countries convened in El Salvador, (definitely not to learn about Bitcoin). Adopting Bitcoin comes back to El Salvador for year two. Bitcoiners head to Central African Republic to learn about their adoption efforts and offer support.
Central bankers and financial authority members from 44 countries visited El Salvador this week. Despite what the Bitcoin maxis try to tell you, this was an event about financial inclusion.