Blockstream has announced the release of Lightning Publisher for WordPress, another application of the company on the basis of Lightning (LApp), designed to test a new system for processing micropayments for network Lightning Network.
A plugin for WordPress called Lightning Publisher provides the ability for individual users to charge for their own content in WordPress.
After the author activates LApp, readers will be able to view only part of the article, and then, after making the payment via the Lightning Charge, to access the full article.
Lightning Publisher for WordPress – this is the second LApp from Blockstream using Lightning Charge – a new system for processing micropayments for network Lightning. Lightning Charge provides web developers the ability to easily create LApps and test the implementation of c-lightning from Blockstream Protocol Lightning Network.
One of the first LApp from Blockstream is Lightning WooCommerce Gateway is a special solution for online stores which was released earlier this year. Another app company is FileBazaar, an app that allows pay-per-view, released on March 22.
As in the case of FileBazaar, Lightning Publisher for WordPress gives creators the opportunity to earn money on your content without relying on traditional advertising network. In addition, it also provides some freedom to the readers who pay only for the content they want.
Lightning Network continues to gain popularity and is currently active for over 2000 channels.
A company that is working on this technology, Lightning Labs has received investment in the amount of 2.5 million dollars.
Despite the fact that Lightning Network started its actual work in the Bitcoin network only at the end of 2017, it is already quite seriously changing the operations produced in the network.