Cryptocurrency processing service CoinGate announced the start of a test support payments using a Protocol Lightning Network that provides a high speed confirm bitcoin transaction with a substantial reduction in Commission costs.

According to the report of the Lithuanian company on Reddit, she has long thought about how to add support for Lightning Network, today is pleased to announce that the Protocol is available in the test environment.

“Lightning Network is an important technological innovation in the bitcoin space. Despite the fact that the LN is still at an early stage of development and is more suited for technically advanced users, it is definitely the most anticipated upgrade of the network”, — said representatives of CoinGate.

At the moment there is an active test of the Protocol and invites everyone to acquire in the test store virtual Cup of coffee. Simultaneously, the company is ready to pilot the integration of LN in live environment with the participation of a group of merchants who are willing to join this process.

At the same time, representatives of the CoinGate emphasize that during testing of the Protocol, it is possible bugs and errors, but precisely in order to obtain the necessary feedback and to resolve them before you start the implementation of the core network, and made today’s announcement.

Recall that in March Coingate has signed a partnership agreement with app for Prestashop e-Commerce, with more than 80 thousand of the European shops had the opportunity to accept bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.