A new service that uses the cellular network (GSM) could help the expansion of Bitcoin (BTC), allowing it to reach users not previously reached by the protocol that is currently dependent on the Internet.

This service called Machankura was created by the South African developer Kgothatso Ngako, with the aim of sending and receiving Bitcoin through GSM networks.

In this way, all Lightning wallet-enabled apps on phones or computers can send Bitcoin over the Lightning Network to the phone number, converted to a Lightning address.

The company currently operates in countries such as:

  1. Ghana.
  2. Kenya.
  3. Malawi.
  4. Nigeria.
  5. South Africa.
  6. Uganda.

How to send Bitcoin through Machankura

Kgothatso Ngako informed that to send Bitcoin using Machankura’s services, it is necessary to complete the following steps:

  • Choose the country you want to send BTC to.
  • Dial a valid phone number.
  • Choose the amount of Satoshis to be sent.
  • Accept the terms and conditions to send BTC.

A menu will also be presented where users can learn more about Bitcoin or register an account on the platform.

What is Lightning Network

Lightning Network is a protocol designed to improve the scalability of Bitcoin by functioning as a second layer on top of the Bitcoin network.

Currently, the Bitcoin network can process only 8 transactions per second, which means that it still has a very small capacity, making it slow and expensive when it comes to paying commissions.

For this reason, the use of the Lightning Network through the Machankura platform can help different users to send and receive Bitcoin, providing a pleasant and safe experience using the GSM network.

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