Payments on the Bitcoin network might seem a distant fantasy to some, but with Strike payment app the reality has brought the future forward.
Strike API enables interaction with the Bitcoin and Lightning protocols and allows users to send and receive Bitcoin from their bank.
A Strike user doesn’t even need a wallet, seed, channels, or liquidity to start using it, and Know Your Customer (KYC) protocols are kept to a bare minimum.
Developed by Zap Lightning Wallet developer Jack Mallers, Strike was launched back in January 2020, and the iPhone and Android app along with the Chrome version makes it easy for anyone to start using Lightning Network.
The Lightning Network is difficult and complex for the average user, and it requires setting up specialist computer equipment.
And with such a large barrier to entry, Lightning Network is struggling to get meaningful traction, but with Strike it’s making it much more accessible.
Mallers, a known Bitcoin advocate and prominent developer, has always been vocal for wanting to help make Bitcoin mainstream.
Last year, he announced his intention to develop a platform offering instant debit card Bitcoin purchases via the Lightning Network.
Strike is the result of that work, but the application he offers goes way beyond the original design
As well as being used as an online debit card, Strike allows for remittances, personal payments, micropayments and online and offline purchases.
The Bitcoin payment app also comes with a strike.me social media profile, which lets users accept free payments from anywhere in the world via an online QR code. Read More