Strike, a digital payments platform built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, today announced an integration with e-commerce company Shopify. Now eligible U.S. Shopify merchants will be able to receive bitcoin payments from customers globally as U.S. dollars, announced Strike CEO Jack Mallers speaking at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami.
The integration offers an alternative to traditional card networks such as Visa
The announcement underscores the growing adoption of the Lightning Network. Earlier in the day, Robinhood unveiled plans to integrate the solution into its technology stack, joining firms like cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, Twitter and Block.
On Tuesday, the California-based developer of the Lightning Network, Lightning Labs, introduced a new protocol that, it hopes, will open Lightning Network to assets other than bitcoin, including stablecoins and fiat currencies.