You can now play scratchcards with Bitcoin, thanks to the Lightning Network

Tech 22-3-2019 The Next Web 19

The Lightning Network is where all the weird and wonderful use cases of Bitcoin micro-payments come to life. You can order a Coke, feed chickens, dispense candy, and even play roulette or Pokémon, all courtesy of the Bitcoin sidechain. But thanks to one enterprising dev, the Lightning Network now has scratchcards. This one has 1,000,000 Satoshis (0.01 BTC) hidden in it. That’s about $40 at the time of writing, not too bad for a scratchcard that might only cost you a few cents worth of Bitcoin. How does it work? A scratchcard is created when someone writes something that can…

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