TBD, a division of Block (formerly Square) led by CEO Jack Dorsey, launched a new venture named c= (pronounced c equals) to improve the Bitcoin Lightning Network through tools and services.
The Lightning Network (LN) is a layer 2 payment network built to ease the mainstream adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) by enabling faster, cheaper and more reliable peer-to-peer payments. However, c= aims to further the reach of LN through added liquidity and routing services.
⚡️hello world. meet TBD’s @c_equals: https://t.co/j5ZYJmtS3J #lightning— TBD (@TBD54566975) March 2, 2023
Since its launch, the LN’s liquidity and capacity have witnessed organic growth via real-world adoption. In addition, services like c= offer incremental upgrades to support the ongoing Bitcoin adoption globally.Visual representation of widespread Bitcoin Lightning adoption. Source: c=
Through liquidity, services and infrastructure, c= caters to wallet users, businesses and lightning node operators for faster and cheaper payments. The official announcement read:“We want to meet you where your lightning needs are. Are you a business looking to accept Lightning payments? A wallet in need of channels or inbound for your customers? A hardened plebnet veteran looking for your next big source?”
Layer 2 services collectively improving Bitcoin operations make it easier for people to adopt the ecosystem into their lives. If you want to accept Bitcoin as payment for your services, read Cointelegraph’s guide on how to get paid in BTC.
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Jack Dorsey’s popular payments venture Cash App recently integrated crypto tax and accounting software TaxBit into its services. The move allows Bitcoin users an easy way to report taxes.
As Cointelegraph reported, Cash App launched its Bitcoin trading services in 2018 and rolled out BTC deposits the following year. The company claims to have over 10 million Bitcoin users.