The popular bitcoin exchange has announced the upcoming support for the second-level protocol Lightning Network in 2021.

⚡ is building a Lightning engineering team! ⚡️

Join Lightning team & help shape the future of programmable payments with sound money.

Do you have experience with open-source Lightning protocol development? We want to hear from you!

— Exchange ( ) December 16, 2020

The exchange’s message says that to this end, it is investing in a new team of engineers who will deal with the integration of the protocol. expects that deposits and withdrawals using the Lightning Network will become available to the exchange’s customers in the first half of 2021.

Recall that in November, allocated $150,000 for the first recipient of a grant to the non-profit organization Brink, created to support bitcoin developers.