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BitPay abandoned the use of Lightning Network and Liquid

The BitPay cryptocurrency processing service doesn't plan to implement Lightning and Liquid options for scaling the Bitcoin community. This was instructed by the firm's industrial director Invoice Zelke in an interview with Cointelegraph.

“At the second, we aren't contemplating the introduction of the Lightning Network and the Liquid sidechain, nonetheless, we're at all times exploring new and progressive alternate options, and additionally monitoring buyer affords for brand new options, priorities and significance.” - mentioned Zelke.

He added that Bitcoin stays the hottest instrument amongst the firm's clients. It accounts for greater than 95% of all transactions. Bitcoin Money, in flip, takes lower than 2%.

Zelke famous that 2020 was a breakthrough for stablecoins. That is evidenced by the sharp improve in the quantity of these devices on BitPay.

“Final yr, BitPay launched help for PAX, GUSD and USDC, and this yr additionally for BUSD. Since then, transaction volumes utilizing stablecoins have reached about 2% of their complete buying and selling quantity, and we processed 1000's of funds utilizing these cash. ” He continued.

At the identical time, the quantity of transactions utilizing steady cash on BitPay doubles each three months.

Lastly, Zelke added that the sharp rise in the recognition of cryptocurrencies in retail is partially because of the penalties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“BitPay believes that the progress in cryptocurrency volumes in retail is because of the undeniable fact that individuals are sitting at dwelling as a result of of the virus.” - he summed up, including that we're speaking about each important items and much less vital issues.

Recall that at the finish of January, BitPay added Ripple's XRP help.

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