Yesterday, the Swiss entrepreneur Luca Ambrosini launched an initiative that is turning into a new “Bitcoin torch”.
The initiative was launched on Linkedin , and aims to promote the use of the Lightning Network.
Ambrosini has decided to send 5 00 satoshi (0.000005 BTC) to anyone who downloads BlueWallet, creates a wallet with the Lightning Network and creates a “receipt” to receive 500 satoshi.
It will be sufficient to send the generated receipt to Ambrosini and he will send to the LN address indicated in the invoice 500 sat, which will be received immediately.
The reason for this initiative explains it himself by saying:
“I want to prove to a friend that Bitcoin also works well for micro-transactions”.
The initiative was immediately collected by Lars Schlichting , who shared the receipt he generated with Ambrosini, adding :
“This is not a scam. Luca Ambrosini is a very intelligent person who knows the potential of Bitcoin, and that every new person who adopts it is one more step towards a world with a decentralized, cheap, fast and ecological payment system (yes, Bitcoin can help you save. power!)”.
At this point Andrea Berruto proposed to make this a new “Bitcoin torch”, or rather a passage of satoshi from one user to another , saying:
“Lars Schlichting, many thanks. Of course yes. Let’s send the torch forward! I will send the sats to the first person who replies to this post with their Lightning Network receipt ”.
Previous “editions” of the Bitcoin Lightning Torch
Initiatives like this have already taken place in the past, when however LN was still little used , and there were still few compatible wallets.
Now, however, LN is increasingly used , and above all there are numerous wallets that allow it to be used. In fact, it is not necessary to use the wallet suggested by Ambrosini, because there are several now compatible with LN.
Potentially, this new initiative is able to reach a much wider audience than similar ones in the past, also because even in some parts of the world LN wallets are even more used than traditional ones that record bitcoin transactions on the blockchain.
In January last year, a similar initiative was triggered on Twitter, involving a few hundred people. The time would now be ripe because instead of a few hundred there could be several thousand.