Today, Tron founder and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun tweeted that he is the latest participant of the Lightning Torch network. From Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey to big names in the crypto industry, the torch has been relayed globally.
Recently, it found its way to the Binance CEO, Changpeng Zhao who advocated Tesla CEO, Elon Musk to be the next participant. For now, Musk is silent on this proposition who has been tagged by many Lightning Network supporters.
The relay transaction that has been circulating since January was also bounced to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Dorsey appreciated the “cool example” of Bitcoin Twitter experimenting on Lightning Network.
Just recently Dorsey had an interview with podcaster Stephen Livera and shared his plans to integrate Bitcoin with Square’s mobile app.
“It’s not an ‘if,’ it’s more of a ‘when,’ and how do we make sure that we’re getting the speed that we need and the efficiency.” He further added, “We don’t think it stops at buying and selling [bitcoin]. We do want to help make happen the currency aspect.”
Other notable torch-bearers have been Bitcoin advocate, Andreas Antonopoulos, and Blockstream Chief Strategy Officer, Samson Mow.
In Lightning Torch’s journey around the world, a few transactions have also been “stolen” as someone who received the torch, instead of passing it onto someone else, keep it with them.
Lightning Torch was first initiated by Hodlonaut that involves a Bitcoin transaction sent between nodes on the Lightning Network. Here each one adds 10,000 satoshis and the pass it on to the next.
Over the past few months, Lightning Network has grown tremendously as currently, it has over 6,100 nodes with a network capacity of 661 BTC, according to the data provided by 1ML.