Vaultoro Becomes The First Exchange To Implement Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments

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Hello my fellow Steemians and Crypto Investors,

As those of you that have been following me for a while now know I have always been critical of "Gold Bugs" such as Peter Schiff and company, for being backwards thinking, stuck in their ways, antiquated and not adapting to the new world of E-finance that's upon us.

However, with today's post I'm recognizing the guys at for being at the cutting edge of new Crypto Technologies and being able to adapt and merge them with their Gold products!

I'm not personally a fan of Gold or Precious Metals and I won't be getting any more with this method. I have owned some precious metal coins for a long time but they are still languishing in a physical Vault, more or less at the same price I bought them, actually costing me maintenance and security money, while my Crypto investments have increased a thousand fold or more in value... I guess I'll keep these precious metal coins as an interesting historic gift for my children in the future but at this point, as an investment, their performance has been pretty much negative and I don't expect them to be positive any time soon.

However, I do think that what these guys are doing, merging Lightning Network payments with Precious Metals, is pretty cool! Check their announcement out bellow and pay them a visit at their blog to find out more about the new grounds these guys are breaking in the precious metals and crypto investment worlds!


Vaultoro Becomes The First Exchange To Implement Bitcoin Lightning Network Payments

Berlin / London, 4 May 2018. by Jan Kursawe
Originally published at

  • Traders at Vaultoro can deposit Bitcoins instantly and free
  • World’s first exchange to implement Bitcoin Lightning Network
  • Next iteration: traders will be able to send take orders without the need of trusting Vaultoro’s hot wallet

A Milestone In Crypto Trading

We are excited to announce that we are the first bitcoin exchange in the world to have developed and released an implementation of the bitcoin lightning network as an instant deposit method. Check out the Lightning Node explorer to see all the nodes that are already connected.


“This first implementation will allow Vaultoro’s users to send Bitcoins instantly, cheaply and privately. Our next goal is to enable people to take orders from the order book directly from their controlled wallet. Vaultoro traders will be able to deposit funds in milliseconds without having to trust our exchange hot wallet if set to instant order. Our goal at Vaultoro has always been to make the exchange radically transparent and now with lightning network, market takers will have no need to trust our hot wallet.”

Vaultoro was the first exchange to back the user activated soft fork effort (for Segwit) in May 2017 to help unlock the upgrade stalemate that had unfortunately locked the community into a ridiculous quarrel.

“I believe bitcoin will eventually need to up the block size a little, however, we definitely also needed segregated witness which opens a world of opportunities to the bitcoin protocol including massive scalability, instant payments, almost free transactions, massive privacy boost, smart contracts and more.” -Joshua Scigala, co-founder

How it works?

Try it out is easy. All you need is the Eclair Wallet and a Vaultoro account.


Please note that this feature is still in Beta. Use at your own risk! For that reason the maximum deposit amount is capped to 100 Satoshis per transaction for now.


  1. Download the Eclair Wallet (Mainnet) for Android.
  2. Send some Bitcoin to it and open up a channel by putting some bitcoin into the network with any other connected node (currently only works with ACINQ NODE).
  3. Once you have a payment channel loaded, log into your Vaultoro account, enable Beta Access in the User Settings.
  4. In the menu bar, navigate to Lightning​ Beta.
  5. Enter an amount in Satoshi you would like to send and Vaultoro’s system generates a QR code.
  6. Scan the payment request with your Eclair Wallet and boom! Instant, free payments and ready to trade.



With this announcement, Joshua and Philip Scigala have once again made history in the crypto space by making Vaultoro the first exchange to accept payments through the bitcoin mainnet lightning network.

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Hope you like and resteem this post! Also, please share your experiences with Lightning Network with the community in the comments below

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"...actually costing me maintenance and security money,.."

This is one reason I personally don't like dealing with physical coins, and I'm sure I am not the only one. Digital money is much more practical in the age of smartphones and global digital economies. You just can't use gold today like you can use bitcoin and ether.

Quite a bold move by Vaultoro, but i still want to wait what is the progress of the lightning network in that exchange, there would be a bugs and loopholes possibly with it , so i just have to wait before i'm going to dive in it.

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Wonderful post ..thanks for sharing...Best of luck friend ✫ resteemid

Interesting..... Upvote and resteem it. ..

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Lightning network will be huge for scalability and adoption. Couple that with batch processing and we have a winner.

Don’t give up on precious metals just yet. As large organizations are trying to manipulate Cryptocurrencies, they have been manipulating the precious metals market for years. However, as tools to manage these markets become more limited, prices will catch a bid. Specifically, there continues to be signs of inflation which would bring more interest to the markets. Also, the amount of debt issues by governments and the amounts on central bank balance sheets are unsustainable so this will lead to massive devaluations of fiat currencies which will also help precious metals (and cryptos). Gold has been seen as a store of value and medium of payment for 5,000 so it would end soon.


This is bloody brilliant! A good sign for BTC.

@cryptoeagle Resteemed this nice post.

I"m a goldsmith, but I didn't even own a Single gram of gold.

What are the reasons you don't own any gold?

When I joined the gold market, it was 550 Usd per Tola, but in one month it drops to 355 USD per tola, Huge fluctuation.
That's why i'm not a fan of Gold.

I believe i prefer both and this is why

According to Vaultoro’s site, the physical gold of the clients is stored in vaults in Switzerland. The gold itself is 99.9% pure gold bars coming directly come from the smelting companies and are secured under the client’s name, as their property, held off Vaultoro's balance sheet and is insured.
As for the bitcoins, Vaultoro offers cold storage in multisignature wallets, encrypted accounts and client data and withdrawals with 2-factor authentication.

Lol ive been accumulating ooh and yes i just downloaded your app, what to do next?

Joshua and Philip Scigala are really the MVPs they deserve all the accolades, thanks for the info

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Thanks for the very good information I am very excited for this new initiative very innovative as you are always great @cryptoeagle

Every day a new invention occurs. crypto will bring a new feat

Doing good job keep you posted..


@cryptoeagle interesting post about that exchange and the truth I think it is better the crypts since one could handle them at ease and decide what to do with it.

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