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Lightning on the rise: a New Web Standard WebLN facilitates payments in the Browser

the Lightning Payments are to be through the adaptation of the WebLN Standards easier. Developers O’Beirne made the programming of applications on the Ethereum

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Lightning on the rise: a New Web Standard WebLN facilitates payments in the Browser
the Lightning Payments are to be through the adaptation of the WebLN Standards easier. Developers O’Beirne made the programming of applications on the Ethereum technology inspire. With Lightning Joule and blue wallet the first wallet to use the Web Standard is to enable Micropayments via the Browser.

Polina Khubbeeva
On the 27. March 2019BTC$4.010,21 2.01%Facebook Twitter LinkedIn xing mail

The Transfer of small amounts on the Lightning Node is simple: The Standard Web WebLN allows for quick and easy Micropayments in Bitcoin via the Web Browser.

WebNL of Ethereum inspired

Beirne the WebLN-Standard William O’. This involved with his work already at MyCrypto and MyEtherWallet. Both Ethereum Services and serve as the Ether-Storages. Despite the apparent rivalry of the two crypto-currencies O’Beirne received at work Ethereums Web Standard Web3 important insights in order to make WebLN user-friendly and compact.

"The Web is the most obvious place for Micropayments," argued O'Beirne during the presentation of the Chrome Add-Ons Lightning Joule.

Lightning Joule and blue wallet use WebLN

in addition to the two popular Lightning Wallets Lightning Joule and blue wallet Apps such as Lightning Spin to use the payment service. The goal is to make Payments with Lightning faster and easier.

The ultimate goal of the service is to reduce the number of steps a User is required to make a payment, if possible. Instead of transaction, copy data manually, and in the Lightning Wallet, adds WebLN the information directly in the Page. This standardization is improving, according to O’Beirne, the user-experience.

Lightning-Payments continue to hold the security risks

last year, the use of Lightning has increased the Nodes to be felt. The average number of Channels per Node increased to almost eight Channels per Node.

nevertheless, Lightning is still an experimental Format, in which users take risks, if you are sending real amounts of money. Many Users still believe in Lightning as a medium of the Future for Bitcoin Payments.

WebLN has been able to integrate big plans

in addition to simplified payment systems, the Lightning Apps through the Open Source Standard into your System, plant O’Beirne the development of experimental technologies with which a User Transfers directly to the Node can send.

in addition, the Lightning Node can replace in the future as a Public Key, a sequence of random characters – the passwords as proof of identity.

Despite the big plans, the application is still in an early stage. Next, developers Demo-Videos are encouraged to implement WebLN.

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