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Bitcoin Lightning Network Hits New ATH, 226% Up on Open Payment Channels

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Fri, 09/24/2021 - 09:58
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Yuri Molchan
Recent analytics data shows that the Bitcoin Lightning Network has reached a new all-time high
Bitcoin Lightning Network Hits New ATH, 226% Up on Open Payment Channels
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As per the latest tweet by popular on-chain data vendor Glassnode, the Bitcoin Lightning Network has now reached a new historic peak in terms of the amount of open payment channels.

Bitcoin Lightning Network expands

The new all-time high constitutes 72,380 open payment channels, Glassnode says. That is 226% higher than the stable baseline of 32,000 channels that were added during 2019 and 2020.

Bitcoin Lightning Network is a Layer 2 payment solution launched on top of the Bitcoin chain. It was made in order to allow network participants to send faster micropayments as a way to solve the Bitcoin scalability problem.

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Twitter adds BTC tipping based on the Lightning Network

On Thursday, U.Today covered that Twitter had spread the word about adding Bitcoin tipping functionality for iOS users of the social network this week.

As for Android users, the Bitcoin tipping feature based on the Lightning Network will also be added "soon."

Trials for the feature called "Tips" began back in May of this year. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is a prominent Bitcoin evangelist and recently, during the online conference with Elon Musk and Cathie Wood, stated that Bitcoin is going to play a large role in the future of Twitter.

Major crypto investor Lark Davis has tweeted that, now, 350 million monthly active Twitter users will be able to send Satoshis to each other—$1 worth of BTC is the minimum tip—and concluded that this will be great for Bitcoin adoption.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.