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Bitcoin’s LN Can Now Be Used For Private Messaging

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Bitcoin’s LN can now be used in another use case further than scalable payments as we are learning today in our Bitcoin news now.

Last week, Lightning Labs developer Joost Jager revealed an experimental proof of concept dubbed Whaatsat, which is a version of Bitcoin’s LN that can be used to send private messages. Similarly to Bitcoin, the new mechanism is censorship resistant but unlike encrypted apps that make the messages unreadable, and make the text confusing for prying eyes, there is no central entity to stop the users from employing the network. Jager explained:

 “Lightning is a peer to ...

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