The 18-year-old rap musician Lil’ Pump has announced that his online store will accept payments for products via the Lightning Network. Fans of the artist will be able to spend Bitcoin on merchandise from Lil’ Pump’s fashion line, “Unhappy” using the innovative micropayment solution.
Although such acceptance stories do not directly translate into increased Bitcoin adoption, it is worth noting that the Miami-born rapper does boast 1.24 million followers on Twitter. Likely many of these will be already familiar with Bitcoin. However, seeing it, and particularly the newer Lightning Network, offered as a payment method by an individual who they presumably admire will certainly help to cement crypto even more firmly into the public psyche.