TorGuard, the VPN services provider, has announced its support for Lightning payments before the official release of the protocol.

TorGuard was one of the first consumer services that began accepting payments in bitcoins using the Lightning Network solution, which allows users to make instant transactions with near-zero commissions.


Users of TorGuard will be able to pay for services using Lightning payments made in the bitcoin mainnet, wrote TorGuard in its official twitter. For testing, TorGuard preferred to use the C-Lightning client from Blockstream.

The final stage of testing of the Lightning solution began in December 2017.

Currently, the fastest and cheapest transaction fee is currently 500 satoshis/byte. For the median transaction size of 226 bytes, this results in a fee of 113,000 satoshis or approximately $15.