Blockstream is the global leader in Bitcoin and blockchain technology. The Blockstream Store showcases the latest in Lightning technology. The Lightning Network is a new protocol layer built on top of Bitcoin. It uses cutting-edge smart contracting to achieve faster-than-VISA transaction throughput, while retaining the peer-to-peer nature of the bitcoin protocol.
Not only does the Lightning Network enable faster and, cheaper Bitcoin payments, it also opens up a world of microtransaction use-cases that are not possible within the traditional financial system.