Coinbase partners with Lightspark for Bitcoin Lightning payments

Lightspark says the integration on Coinbase will offload more transaction activity away from Bitcoin’s base layer, where fees have increased considerably over the last 12 months.

Coinbase is one step closer to integrating Bitcoin Lightning on its platform amid a new partnership with Lightspark, an enterprise-focused Lightning solution led by former PayPal president David Marcus.

In an April 4 X post, Coinbase’s CEO Brian Armstrong said the integration of the Bitcoin layer-2 network will happen “soon” — which will allow its 108 million user base to leverage potentially faster and cheaper Bitcoin transactions.

“Lighting up all Coinbase touchpoints with Lightning” will offload more transaction activity to Bitcoin’s second layer, which will combat the recent rise in fees on Bitcoin’s base layer, Lightspark explained in an April 3 post.

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