WikiLeaks store began accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network

WikiLeaks store began accepting bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network

By Kluma | InterestingCrypto | 11 Jul 2020


Non-profit organization WikiLeaks has added support for bitcoin payments using the Lightning Network (LN) to its store.

The store sells T-shirts, caps, masks and other products with the symbols of the organization. The proceeds go to finance WikiLeaks.

In a conversation with CoinDesk , a store representative said that LN support was added at the request of some customers.

“We are trying to offer as many payment options using cryptocurrencies as possible,” he stressed.

The store representative added that customers most often buy goods for Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum. The share of the remaining altcoins in cryptocurrency orders is small.

WikiLeaks began accepting donations in bitcoin in 2011 against the background of blocking the organization’s access to the services of payment giants Visa and Mastercard.

Currently, cryptocurrency WikiLeaks Shop buyers get a 5% discount.

According to 1ml , 13,075 nodes and 37,631 payment channels work in the Lightning Network. The network capacity is 996.53 BTC.

Recall that in June a beta version of the popular Bitcoin wallet Electrum, supporting the Lightning Network, was released .



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