Blockstream Launched Micropayment System Lightning Charge

Blockstream blockchain company introduced the launch of Lightning Charge micropayment system in order to make accepting payments through Lightning easier
17 January 2018   751

Blockstream, a provider of blockchain technologies, which maintains a range of software and hardware solutions and professional services to companies deploying new blockchain-based networks, introduced Lightning Charge, a new micropayment processing system that should make it easy to build apps on top of Lightning.

The decision to develop Lightning Charge was made because Blockstream reported some difficulties in integration with credit card companies and with existing online payment systems, and aspired to make it easier than ever to accept payments through Lightning.

Lightning Charge was designed by independent developer and was stated to make building apps on top of Lightning simpler. Lightning Charge is a micropayment processing system written in node.js, which exposes the functionality of c-lightning through its REST API, which can be accessed through JavaScript and PHP libraries, both of which have also been released through the Elements Project.

Web developers will be able to work with c-lightning through their normal programming techniques, and they’ll also get expanded functionality such as currency conversion, invoice metadata, streaming payment updates, and webhooks.
 

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Moreover, Lightning Charge will power Blockstream Store, a working e-commerce site that was launched by the company on January 16, 2018.

BTC Invesment Profitability to Exceed Traditional Assets

This conclusion was made by Binance Research team in study "What Bear Market?"; since begining of the year the BTC has grown by more than 50%, while oil by 33%
08 May 2019   320

Since the beginning of the year, Bitcoin has grown faster than traditional market assets, including oil, technology companies, real estate and gold. This conclusion was made by Binance Research in the new study "What Bear Market?"

Since the beginning of the year, the price of Bitcoin has grown by more than 50%, while oil - by 33%, tech stocks - by 18%. The price of gold in five months slipped by 1%.

Recently, however, some factors have emerged that may put pressure on the price of Bitcoin. Thus, the recovery of BTC growth slowed down somewhat amid news of a hacker attack on the popular Binance exchange itself, as a result of which 7,000 BTC ($ 40.5 million) were stolen.

Another potentially negative factor for the price of Bitcoin could be the upcoming IEO of the Bitfinex exchange, where Tether stablecoins will be used to purchase LEO tokens for $ 1 billion. It can lead to situation when large players can may actively sell BTC.