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Bitcoin Lightning Network Coming To Robinhood


At the Bitcoin Conference today in Miami, Robinhood announced they will soon add Bitcoin Lightning Payments into the Robinhood mobile app.


Lightning is a layer-2 technology network that uses Bitcoin in time lock contracts, it's similar to opening a bar tab but there is a guarantee that the tab can be paid since its backed by a Bitcoin contract.


Litecoin also has a lightning network, currently it is not needed as on-chain fees and capacity of the litecoin blockchain don't require layer-2 technologies just yet. However, the network is available and can be used today.


The first lightning transactions was actually done on Litecoin before Bitcoin.

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