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HolyTransaction supports Bitcoin Lightning Network

HolyTransaction adds support for Bitcoin Lightning Network

HolyTransaction supports Bitcoin Lightning Network

Today, we are pleased to announce that HolyTransaction is adding support for swapping to Bitcoin on Lightning Network and thus introducing the ability to deposit and withdraw using Lightning Network.

By adding this capability, HolyTransaction is set to revolutionise the speed, cost and security of depositing and withdrawing Bitcoin on to its platform.

Lightning Network is a software stack which sits on top of the Bitcoin blockchain and, as the name implies, ensures faster and cheaper transactions for its users.

Other than super fast speed and lower fees users will notice a new format of address called invoice when they send or receive Bitcoin via the Lightning Network. The team at HolyTransaction reported that the integration has been successful and hassle free.

Lightning Network brings three essential product benefits to the HolyTransaction exchange:

Instant Payments. With the use of smart contracts security across the network is much higher and because the stack is built ‘on top’ of the Bitcoin network no transaction confirmations are required. This makes instant payments super fast, super secure and, of course, super cheap.

Scalability. The massive upscale in transactions per second eclipses any traditional legacy payment rail on the market today. Furthermore, payment ‘with click’ becomes a true reality as the need for financial custodians are eliminated.

Low Cost. Because Lightning Network does not interact directly with legacy Bitcoin infrastructure itself Lightning Network enables transaction with incredibly low fees. This in turn will stimulate economic growth in new and emerging markets.

In real terms this means Bitcoin deposits and withdrawals on HolyTransaction will be much faster and much cheaper when using Lightning Network.

At the time of press average costs for sending a Bitcoin transaction currently stand at around $2 with confirmation times of around 10 minutes. This clearly has limitations. However, a Lightning Network enabled transaction will cost less than $0.01 and take somewhere in the region of 1-3 seconds.

Adopting Lightning Network will make HolyTransaction more attractive for users who wish to send transactions with added security at much lower cost and super fast speed. HolyTransaction is happy to report that Lightning Network has been integrated for both desktop and mobile application versions.

Lightning Network was envisioned in 2015 and has seen significant growth throughout 2021 which has lead to it being regarded as the most popular layer 2 scaling solution on the market for Bitcoin today. With continued adoption Lightning Network may just help to finally realise the original Bitcoin goal of providing a scalable, fast and cheap financial payments network to the world.

The team at HolyTransaction believe the adoption of the Lightning Network is the logical step in the development of the platform. Lightning Network adoption will enable HolyTransaction to continue to provide a first class crypto trading experience and offer competitive fees with super fast finality times.

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Send to Bitcoin SegWit bech32 addresses!

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We are very excited to announce that HolyTransaction has implemented support for Bitcoin bech32 address formats on its platform. You can now enter a bech32 address when sending bitcoin from HolyTransaction. When depositing, you can also transfer the bitcoins to HolyTransaction from a bech32 address. HolyTransaction is the first web wallet to implement the native SegWit address format.

Native SegWit address bech32
Bitcoin bech32 addresses start with “bc1”. Segwit bech32 format has some technical benefits over the already used SegWit address format, which includes decreased transaction fees and increased throughput. Moreover, the new address format is case-insensitive and consists only of lower cases so the chance of typing an error is lower.

SegWit
SegWit makes it possible to rearrange the information in a block. Consequently, the block can contain more information and it makes transaction processing more cost-effective. Therefore, the blockchain can process much more transactions per second. This is a big step for the entire cryptocurrency community.

We believe this improvement will be welcome by the community. Tell your friends!
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Batching Bitcoin and Litecoin transactions

HolyTransaction implemented SegWit on Bitcoin and Litecoin back in November 2017; and now we are glad to announce another upgrade to help the BTC network, as well the LTC network, reduce its transaction fee costs.

We implemented batching of transactions to help reduce fees for the entire network in order to strengthen the ecosystem.

Batches now allow grouping similar transactions and processing them together, as one transaction in one single moment. Thanks to this process, HolyTransaction is able to help conserve precious blockspace on the Bitcoin network.

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SegWit transactions are here

When checking your Bitcoin address from your balance page, you may have noticed that the address currently displayed differs from one you have seen listed in the past.

Thanks to the latest improvements in Bitcoin Core, we are happy to announce that HolyTransaction implemented the SegWit technology to improve the Bitcoin network capacity and reduce the network fees.

All new addresses generated for Bitcoin and Litecoin by the HolyTransaction wallet will be SegWit addresses.

We believe this change will be welcome by the community and will also help HolyTransaction reach new users. Check your wallet and try it out.

 

What’s SegWit?

SegWit makes it possible to rearrange the information in a block. Consequently, the block can contain more information and it makes transaction processing more cost-effective. Receiving payments on these SegWit addresses does not differ from typical addresses in any way. As of now, around 10% of all Bitcoin transactions pass in SegWit.

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Infographic: What is Segregated Witness?

What is segregated witness infographic HolyTransaction

 

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