On a quest to raise enough money to buy himself a Nintendo Switch, 9-Year old Dennis takes advantage of the Lightning Network to sell his art masterpieces.
9-Year Old Sells Sketches for Satoshis
A basic, WordPress-powered website called Lightning Pictures is offering unique sketches to anybody around the globe.
While the above might not sound outstanding, the reality that the artist behind the whole thing is a 9-year old kid called Dennis, certainly is.
And what Dennis enjoys to do, according to his own site is “drawing, video game, and doing bitcoin things with daddy.”
Obviously, the little fellow actually wishes to buy a Nintendo Switch. The console, however, retails for about $300 and Dennis’ father has informed him that he has to make the cash himself.
And considering that Dennis loves painting, what better way to make some money than to sell some unique, customized sketches.
Elaborately, the kid is offering two types of sketches. The very first one is a fast sketch and it just costs a dollar.
The 2nd one is Dennis’ premium seller– the Awesome sketch.
“You want a seriously awesome photo?” Denis asks. If you do, you’d need to pay $10 for it. Photos are sent on e-mail or through the routine post but the recipient pays for shipping.
Payments are made using OpenNode and all of it is enabled by Bitcoin’s second-layer, the Lightning Network.
Another Seriously Cool Example of LN Use Case
Dennis’ mission to raise money for his Nintendo Switch is simply another extremely interesting example of LN’s use case. But it’s definitely not the only one.
In late 2018, Bitcoinist reported that an artist has handled an auction to sell a small piece of art to the lowest bidder in order to show the micropayment abilities of the Lightning Network.
Amazingly, the piece sold out for simply 1 milli-satoshi or $0.000000037.
As individuals start to discover newer, more recent ways to utilize Bitcoin’s 2nd layer created for more affordable and much faster online payments, Lightning Network has actually already reached a capability upwards of 710 BTC.
The number of nodes has actually been climbing up rapidly currently at 6,481, while the variety of active channels is now over 29,000 with over $2.8 million in capability at present market value.
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