The Bitcoin Lighting network has been up and running on mainnet for almost a year. There are over 16000 lightning channels open today. (https://p2sh.info/dashboard/db/lightning-network?orgId=1).
Have you tried it?
Some people are too lazy to give it a try. Give them an incentive by sending some bitcoin over the Lightning Network using the lntipbot.
You can find instructions here;
The more people giving tips the more likely someone is to setup a LN wallet and join the network – Either as a way to withdraw or to add to their balance and pass on the favor.
There are over 1 million r/bitcoin subscribers. If only 10% were encouraged to open a lighting channel the network would grow substantially.
These type of micro transactions are the perfect use case for Lighting. [Near] free and instant medium of exchange.
If your interested in setting up a Lightning wallet, but don't have much technical knowledge (like me) try the Bitcoin Lighting App for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lightning.walletapp&hl=en_US).
This app supports sending and receiving Lighting payments. Receiving requires some spare capacity in a channel.
It would be awesome if we could get this implemented on some other crypto subs to help spread awareness.
thanks u/drmoore718 for the great work.