Zion Social Network now accepts Bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network for secure messaging with instant transactions.

Disclaimer: Zion is a portfolio company of UTXO, a fund controlled by BTC Inc., the parent company of Bitcoin Magazine.

Zion, a social network based on Web5, has released an update that allows users to make bitcoin payments using the Lightning Network within their private, encrypted direct messages (DMs). With this integration, Zion gives its users the ability to send and receive bitcoin instantly while ensuring privacy and freedom from censorship.

By using the Lightning Network, transactions are nearly instantaneous and do not require traditional payment processors. Zion guarantees that conversations within DMs remain secure and confidential by using encryption, so that users can communicate with each other without fear of their messages being accessed or monitored.

The introduction of bitcoin payments via the Lightning Network aligns with Zion’s core mission of freeing social media from the control of large tech companies. By leveraging the decentralized nature of bitcoin and the capabilities of the Lightning Network, Zion allows users to transact and communicate freely without compromising their privacy or facing restrictions imposed by traditional social media platforms.

This integration within Zion’s ecosystem eliminates the need for platform fees, ensuring that the value users send or receive remains intact. Every satoshi (sats) counts, with 1,000 sats being equal to 1,000 sats, providing a seamless experience for users engaging in financial transactions.

The introduction of bitcoin payments via the Lightning Network is a significant step for Zion in its mission to redefine the social media landscape. By embracing Lightning, Zion can offer a platform where users can freely express themselves while directly supporting content creators.