It will be possible to open a lightning channel at the same time as making a single on-chain transaction. There is no additional cost to start using LN.


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Jeff has some bitcoin on a mobile wallet.

Jeff wants to buy a PC game with his bitcoin.

The retailer accepts lightning payments but Jeff doesn't have any channels open yet.

The retailer offers an option to open a channel with his first purchase.

"Pay with bitcoin and all future payments will be [nearly] instant and free."

The retailer has other channels open to major hubs.

Jeff can now use his LN funds anywhere LN is accepted and it cost him NOTHING.

https://twitter.com/francispouliot_/status/955957146360926208

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