Cash App Integrates Bitcoin Lightning Payments, LN Payments Company Gets UK Regulator’s Approval

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Ex-CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey’s cell fee service Cash App has built-in Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning Network, a layer 2 scaling answer on high of the Bitcoin community designed to deal with the flagship cryptocurrency’s scalability points.

Dorsey has been a supporter of including Lightning compatibility for years now. Back in 2019, in an interview with podcaster Stephan Livera, he said that “it’s not an ‘if,’ it’s extra of a ‘when'” they might combine the scaling expertise with funds agency Block‘s cell app.

“We don’t suppose it stops at shopping for and promoting [bitcoin]. We do need to assist make occur the forex side,” he stated on the time. has reached out to Cash App for remark.

Steve Moser, editor in chief at TheTapeDrive and a contributing author at MacRumors, reported in mid-November that Cash App “is engaged on Lightning community integration.” By December, Moser found proof that Cash App was readying the launch of the brand new options.

Lightning transactions are quick and low cost, however builders face numerous issues when making an attempt to implement the community. In truth, to deal with this challenge, Spiral, beforehand named Square Crypto, launched the Lightning Development Kit (LDK), a instrument that allows builders to simply combine prompt Bitcoin funds into their purposes.

Meanwhile, Bottlepay, a Bitcoin-based international funds firm and a subsidiary of bitcoin firm NYDIG introduced that it has been granted registration as a Cryptoasset Business from the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Per the announcement, it’s the first Lightning Network funds firm to have secured such approval, and certainly one of a small variety of cryptoasset companies to have accomplished so. 

“Our registration with the FCA is an achievement not only for Bottlepay, however for the Lightning Network,” stated Bottlepay founder Pete Cheyne. “This registration
goes to indicate that we are able to construct the monetary infrastructure of the long run whereas upholding the regulatory and compliance requirements of as we speak.” 


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