Your average Bitcoiner probably wouldn’t think of messaging as one of Lightning’s killer use cases, at least not before micropayments, streaming payments and the like.
Now, thanks to @joostjgr, they can. https://t.co/sFZtBW1udc
This kind of an application is certainly useful, even if it's in the early stages. We’ve been moving towards encrypted communications channels over the years, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see these take off.
Just so you know: when/if this project will be implemented, I will increase 100x all my LN node fees for all messages routed by my node. If I still see that message are routed I will increase 1000x the fees.
because LN is not meant to be used as msg platform. We have tons of other secured platforms doing just fine. Idiots will start spamming the LN, you will see.
**[I have spoken](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dumA6TvyoRU)**
Definitely cool projects and I hope they'll gain more traction, but speaking of a "growing use case", while the two apps in question are not yet in the alpha/beta phase (more in a proof-of-concept kinda thing) is rather hyperbolic.