Financial institutions will be seeing Lightning soon
The company Fidelity Digital, a digital asset based company that offering investment opportunities has recently received the Lightning Network Torch version. The company is a large financial institution with more than 27 million customers managing over $7.2 trillion worth of assets.
The game is about passing along the torch to users that they trust, the torch gets 10,000 satoshis added to it at every hop and has been making headlines the past few days on social media.
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Fidelity later confirmed that it has received the LN Torch, which made it the first financial institution to have participated in this research trust based game on the bitcoin Lightning network.
The company later passed it along to HBS Blockchain and Crypto Club, a student club at Harvard Business School.
Fidelity is expected to launch its own crypto custody service next month as it has become the 229th torchbearer in the trust game.
It has also been reported that some people are breaking the trust chain with some managing to steal over 250,000 satoshis as of writing time according to reports on Twitter.
The user did not receive the 10,000 satoshis that were supposed to have been added so he decided to steal the funds. However, this individual was caught through the website that was tracking the torch game along the chain.
The growth of Lightning Network Torch version
Bitcoin’s Lightning Network has been growing at an astounding rate over the past few months. A year ago the Network was being criticized and is now seeing financial institutions like Fidelity Digital Assets start to take an interest on the network, some thing which would have been very odd a year ago.
Fidelity has been moving along into the cryptocurrency ecosystem for some time now and has seen some great results.
The Lightning Network first reached it’s top capacity back in December of last year, surpassing 500 BTC.
According to 1ML, it is now running at 718 BTC capacity worth roughly $2.8 million and is expected to continue growing over the coming months. The Network currently has over 6,500 nodes participating, together with 29,800 payment channels.
Koalo Studios, an online gaming platform building on top of the Bitcoin Lightning Network has just released its first title called Lightning Chess. This will allow players to undo any unwanted moves, extend time periods and wager bets throughout the scaling solutions offered.
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