It's now possible to feed chickens across the world using the Lightning network

22 Feb, 2019 | Updated: 22 Feb, 2019
by Richard Allen
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It's now possible to feed chickens across the world using the Lightning network

Prominent crypto investor and chief investment officer at Digital Currency Fund, Alistair Milne recently took to Twitter explaining that he managed to feed chickens in another timezone using the Bitcoin Lightning Network.

The Bitcoin Lightning network adds another layer to Bitcoin’s blockchain and allows users to create a payment channel between two parties using that extra layer. This helps to decongest the Bitcoin blockchain and features next to no transaction fees.

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Now, instead of using the Lightning network to transact, Alistair Milne has managed to feed chickens in a different part of the world with the help of pollofeed.com, which is described as an “automated chicken feeder powered by bitcoin lighting payments.” The website works by generating a lightning invoice when the user clicks “feed.” Then, upon payment, your order is placed and the chickens are fed.

Twitter user Fullbeerbottle replied with an idea of setting one up for beer in a pub. Overall twitter reactions were pretty lighthearted:

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