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Bitcoin Launches Lightning on Apple Smartwatches

Bluewallet officially launched its digital transaction technology app for Apple smartwatches last Sunday. Users can now make crypto transactions by using a smartphone to scan the generated QR code to pay for products.

The app can be downloaded from the iTunes store by Apple users. The idea behind the app’s availability only for Apple smartwatches instead of smartphones is the hassle-free way of receiving lightning payments and track notifications without the need to pull out your smartphone from your pocket. “It’s a small experiment we’re doing to put wallets on the watch. The first releases will be simple, allowing you to receive lightning payments,” product engineer Nuno Coelho briefly explained to CoinDesk.

“Sometimes the convenience of just receiving bitcoin with two taps from your wrist can be a relevant user experience, specially on the go or if you need to be fast.” He elaborates for lightning payment users about the feeling of discomfort when taking out their phones when they can use their smartwatches to buy bitcoin from someone instead.

Coehlo stated Bluewallet is experimenting on lightning payments to see how many users will use the app and would want to use it more. “If the feedback is good, we’ll spend more time on the project. It’s a very early stage industry so we’re trying to figure out how to build this stuff properly.”

With a team of three app developers, Bluewallet continues to create additional features for the smartwatch wallet. Coehlo said that “we would also like to move from being a third-party service, minimizing trust. That’s our most important goal at the moment.”

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