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Japanese Bar to Test Bitcoin's Lightning Network for Payments

A Japanese bar has reportedly partnered with a local Lightning Network (LN) protocol developer, known as Nayuta, in order to allow customers to pay for wine and other beverages by using the layer-two cryptocurrency payments channel.

During this month, Japan-based tech firm Nayuta will work with Awabar Fukouka to test the LN-powered payment system in what’s being referred to as a “field test.”


Lightning Network Adoption Increasing Steadily


Notably, the LN has seen increased levels of adoption in the past few months as its supporters believe it’s the best approach towards scaling the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain. However, Bitcoin Core developers and other organizations, such as Casa which supports its development, have cautioned users that LN is still in its experimental stages.

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