The participants of the blogging platform Yalls from April to November this year, spent 20 thousand Lightning-payments in bitcoin, according to CoinDesk.
Platform created by developer Lightning Labs by Alex Bosworth. According to him, Yalls is his hobby. To read one article, the user needs to pay about one cent, a cent — to post a comment and 10 cents to put a smiley face. This publication is free of charge.
All payments are made through a Protocol Lightning Network (LN), which enables instant bitcoin transactions with almost no fees. LN also helps address the problem of scaling of bitcoin, significantly reducing its blockchain.
“The obvious advantage of micropayments is that they give the network anonymity, says Bosworth. — I’m a real supporter of the idea that identity should not be tied to a user name and password”
To date, this platform is linked to over 120 Lightning-node. Latest provide payment channels to transfer small amounts of cryptocurrency, then the final sum is recorded in the blockchain.
From July to early November this year, the authors have placed on Yalls 170 articles and has made 432 request to receive their awards. In turn, readers through LN-payments set 675 emoticons and posted 194 comments.
Some operators gcd provide LN-channels for several months. This gives them the opportunity to earn about $5.
The developer believes that it will take years for mass adoption of the Protocol of the second level because only a few users of cryptocurrencies know how to use LN-wallets and able to install the appropriate node.
ForkLog previously reported that in the last week the volume of payments in the network, Lightning Network has tripled.