Network Lightning Network (LN) now can process payments worth more than 10 bitcoins.
Statistics from April 1, says that the network Lightning Network now has the capacity of about 10.476 BTC (70 000 USD).
The latest leap in bandwidth LN occurred a few days after the appearance of the widget LightningTip, which allows you to accept payments via the Lightning Network on websites.
Just released the first beta of LightningTip! I created it to make it easy to accept tips via the Lightning Network on my website. It uses the LND as the backend to create invoices and monitor which of them were paid.Source code: https://t.co/bPwqqHqwYB pic.twitter.com/wIMb4a5SsJ— Michael (@michael1011at) March 29, 2018
At the same time, wooCommerce, commercial extension for the popular blogging platform WordPress has also recently announced the addition of LN functionality that allows you to accept payments in Bitcoin and Litecoin.
The debut of the Lightning Network in the core network of bitcoin took place last month, and today the network now has about 1500 nodes, of which 1126 are public, the Protocol even exceeded the number of nodes in the Bitcoin network Cash (BCH), which continues to promote itself as a cheaper and faster version of Bitcoin. Although, obviously, Lightning Network already exceeds this altcon both.
The successful implementation of SegWit led to the fact that many purses, such as Blockchain.info proposed level of fee is only 2 Satoshi for 1 byte.
Despite all these successes the bitcoin and most altcoins still not recovered from its recent decline.