I’ve been keeping a close eye on Wallet of Satoshi’s website which updates their LN payments every few minutes, and the numbers are starting to get really big.
Through most of the summer they’ve consistently done 10,000 payments/day, but something has changed since November.
- In November they did 11,266 payments/day
- In December they did 14,290 payments/day
- In January they’re on track for 19,124 payments/day
At first I figured there was some temporary Nostr-related bump, but I’ve got no real data to back that up… also, the payments are still steadily accelerating which typically doesn’t occur when a new use case goes viral.
I also have no reason to believe this data is wrong, but curious to hear from other LN wallet operators on whether or not you’re seeing an acceleration in payment volume in the last couple months.