Blockstream to Release Lightning Network Payment App

New app is called Paypercall and designed for new generation of micro-payment networks
26 March 2018   410

Within the Week of LApps, Blockstream introduced the fourth Lightning application, Paypercall. According to the developers, it is a welcome solution for a new generation of micro-payment networks, through which web developers will be able to request payment for specific API operations.

As examples the creators name automatically performed payments when sending SMS or image processing. Thus, with the help of Paypercall and Lightning technology, developers will be able to set up appropriate instant transactions.

As stated in the message, Node.js programmers can use Paypercall as an intermediate software that monitors the implementation of payments to the Lightning Charge server before approving the request for API use. Also, Paypercall can be used as a reverse proxy, which intercepts service requests until a payment is made.

Paypercall Code Example
Paypercall Code Example

For users, the process is very simple: if they want to use Lightning Charge in Paypercall, an invoice will automatically be created when the developer URL is opened. After it is paid, users can send a request for the use of the corresponding service.

SoftBank & Baidu to Invest in Atlas Protocol

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance
21 August 2018   130

The Atlas Protocol marketing module (ATP) has completed a round of attracting initial funding, led by SoftBank China Venture Capital (SBCVC), having collected several million dollars during it.

In a multimillion-dollar round, the exact amount of which was not disclosed, Baidu Ventures (BV), Danhua Capital and Fenbushi Digital also took part.

Atlas Protocol was created by Nebulas Labs and xGoogler Blockchain Alliance (xGBA). The "first developer" of Google Adwords, Jeremy Zhao and Columbia University Professor Ronggui Gu will serve as project advisors on technical issues.

Atlas Protocol plans to create a blockchain ecosystem and "to form a new paradigm of interactive marketing." According to the press release, ATP allows you to rank "calculated values ​​on the block and transfer value using tokens" using the ATP Smartdrop service application.

xGoogler Blockchain Alliance was formed in April this year as a community of former Google employees interested in blockchain technology. Its founders were the developers of projects Nebulas, Loopring and Gifto.