Crypto exchange ShapeShift tried to get its hands on some Domino's pizza using the Bitcoin Lightning Network. And it didn’t go so well.
“Soooo @ShapeShift_io just tried to order 18 pizzas for lunch via Bitcoin Lightning network with @LN_Pizza and max apparently is two pizzas ='( Perhaps we should measure layer two scaling in pepperoni's per second (PPS)?” tweeted CEO Erik Voorhees.
Hilarity ensued as you will see by clicking here.
Lightning Pizza’s website says that it “enables you to order Domino’s pizza using the Lightning Network at a discount. Every order is 5% off, <$0.01 transaction fees, instant settlements and ~30min delivery time. Lightning Pizza is the first US nationwide retail service powered by lightning payments meant to spread utility and spur awareness and adoption. The Lightning Pizza stands on the shoulders of giants, special thanks to LND labs, Satoshi, etc.”
The venture took to Twitter to announce: “Had some trouble scaling on-(pizza)chain transactions today. Now we owe @ErikVoorhees a pizza bounty for spotting it!”