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Re: [w3c/webpayments] Should the WPWG develop a cryptocurrency payment method specification (#232)

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <notifications@github.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:04:14 -0800
To: w3c/webpayments <webpayments@noreply.github.com>
Cc: webpayments <public-payments-wg@w3.org>, Comment <comment@noreply.github.com>
Message-ID: <w3c/webpayments/issues/232/351417279@github.com>
> One thing to note here is that Lightning and similar networks already natively support in-network currency exchanges, e.g., having a payment start in one currency and the recipient receiving another currency.

That's not entirely true. Lightning has intentions of being cross-currency but that is a long way off at this point and the complexity of doing cross-currency hasn't begun to be explored in detail.

Lightning is a great advance for Bitcoin and Litecoin and any chain that can implement it but cross-chain is hard (and technically impossible with Lightning if the destination/source is not Lightning compatible).

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