TorGuard, the virtual private network (VPN) service, announced on January 8 that users can now pay for its services in bitcoin using Lightning Network, significantly reducing transaction times and fees.
— TorGuard (@TorGuard) January 8, 2018
According to the firm’s representatives, an invoice fee for one month of service costs only 1 satoshi. If a user has a mainnet node for LN they can contact the company and set up a transaction using the protocol. Users must have funds to set up a channel with Torguard and the initial transaction fee to get started.
In the end of December, Bitrefill, an online service that enables users top up their prepaid mobile phone plans with bitcoin and litecoin, announced that it has completed the first “real” LN transaction on bitcoin’s mainnet for an online purchase at Bitrefill.