100+ merchants will be able to trial Bitcoin's Lightning Network via CoinGate

posted 2 months ago
Merchants are now one step closer to being able to accept Bitcoin payments via the Lightning Network.

Payment processing startup CoinGate started a pilot program that will allow 100+ merchants to trial a Lightning-enabled version of its service.

As with CoinGate's standard service, the company will handle crypto-to-fiat exchange. Additionally, the new pilot has the benefit of covering the costs should funds be lost due to the early-stage nature of the software (Lightning implementations are now largely in beta).
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