400,000 retailers are now able to accept bitcoin payments using the Lightning Network, an overlay of the bitcoin network. Among these brands, we find McDonald’s, Walmart, Home Depot and Best Buy, very present in the United States, but also Starbucks, reports Phonandroid.
The news was announced by Jack Mallers, founder and CEO of Strike, at the Bitcoin 2022 conference which kicked off this Wednesday in Miami. This mobile payment application uses the Lightning Network. However, the latter has become compatible with Shopify, a platform that makes it easy to design an e-commerce site, NCR, a payment solution for commerce and Blackhawk, specializing in gift and customer cards. So many services used by companies.
No 3% fee
“Any online merchant using Shopify can accept payments without the boomer network that dates back to 1949, receive them instantly, final cash, no middleman, no 3% fee,” Jack said. Mallers. It was during the presentation of the partnership that he unveiled the best known brands that would now accept Bitcoin payments.
However, for now, this is just an announcement. No details have yet been given, point out our colleagues. But in El Salvador where Bitcoin is legal tender, the Strike network is used.