Strike, a digital payment platform based on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, today announced an integration with e-commerce company Shopify. Now, eligible Shopify U.S. merchants will be able to receive bitcoin payments from customers around the world in U.S. dollars, Strike CEO Jack Mallers announced at the Bitcoin 2022 conference in Miami.
A Forbes Under 30 alum, Mallers also noted that Chicago-based Strike has partnered with Blockchain 50 lister NCR
Integration offers an alternative to traditional card networks such as Visa
The announcement highlights the growing adoption of the Lightning Network. Earlier today, Robinhood unveiled plans to integrate the solution into its tech stack, joining companies including cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, Twitter and Block.
On Tuesday, California-based Lightning Network developer Lightning Labs showed off a new protocol that it hopes will open up Lightning Network to assets other than bitcoin, including stablecoins and fiat currencies.