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Bitcoin Lightning Network vs Visa and Mastercard: How do they stack up?

" Payments giants like Visa and Mastercard are used to process payments worldwide. Mastercard’s network is estimated to process up to 5,000 transactions per second, making it far superior to Bitcoin’s seven per second.

Visa’s transaction throughput is even more impressive, being able to process up to 24,000 transactions per second. In a recent interview, Visa chief financial officer Vasant Prabhu said that the network could, in theory, handle up to 65,000 transactions per second.

The Lightning Network goes much further, however, processing up to 1 million transactions per second, making it the most efficient payment system in the world in terms of transaction throughout. " - Cointelegraph

“We currently have over 800 open channels that can facilitate upward of 18 billion satoshis worth of payments. Clients are routinely funding their accounts via the Lightning Network on a daily basis.”

- Thomas Perfumo, Kraken

“It’s mostly about what money you are building on and for. For those who believe in Bitcoin as the superior money, LN is the most well-known scaling solution.”

- Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Foundation, US Senate

“Visa is a financial institution that inherently seeks profit and control and is at the behest of governments. The Lightning Network is purely a public good. It only exists to provide a fundamental and critical service for every person on the planet in need of access to financial services.”

- Chad Barraford, THORChain

“Of these three, Lightning Network is the most decentralized, sovereign and most aligned with the original ethos of the cryptocurrency space. Solana sacrifices most of its decentralization via its onerous validating node requirements, but at least it does not appear to be able to censor users and merchants arbitrarily.”

Yocom-Piatt, Decred

Bitcoin rapid payment service Strike raises $80M, takes aim at Visa

" Strike, a digital wallet that relies on a fast version of Bitcoin’s network, believes it can do something no one has done in half a century: Challenge the credit card giants Visa and Mastercard when it comes to

everyday payments. " - FORTUNE

Bitcoin Lightning Network Leader Strike Raises $80 Million Funding Round to Revolutionize Payments for Merchants and Consumers Globally

“We’re moving full speed ahead not just to integrate Strike’s revolutionary payments with leading merchants, but globally, with a variety of businesses and partners to innovate and deliver on more financial inclusion,” said Jack Mallers, founder and CEO of Strike and a pioneer of Bitcoin’s Lightning Network - BUSINESSWIRE

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