Michael Saylor, the enthusiastic Bitcoin supporter and co-founder of business analytics software company MicroStrategy (MSTR), has incorporated Bitcoin’s Lightning Network into his business email. This indicates that anyone can send bitcoin (BTC) to the 58-year-old billionaire using the email address [email protected].
The integration employs The Lightning Address protocol, which permits developers to substitute a standard Lightning invoice or payment request with an Internet-based identifier such as an email address.
The Lightning Network is Bitcoin’s layer 2 scaling solution intended to make Bitcoin transactions faster and less costly.
After tweeting about the integration, Saylor, whose company has apparently accumulated 140,000 BTC (or $4 billion at the current exchange rate) and an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, started getting tiny Bitcoin donations from followers.