The bitcoin startup Strike has extended its services throughout the world, enabling customers to purchase bitcoin through the app in 36 countries so far, with plans to expand to over 65. In a blog post, Strike platform founder Jack Mallers announced the extension, saying that customers can now easily purchase Bitcoin anywhere in the world. Global users will pay a 3.9% cost on their Bitcoin purchases, in contrast to the United States where there is no fee. Mallers notes that this amount is less than most of Strike’s competitors and expects to gradually bring it down.
Along with going global, Strike is teaming up with cryptocurrency payments company Bitrefill, which makes use of the Lightning Network, which is Bitcoin‘s secondary payment layer, to enable users everywhere to make regular purchases quickly and essentially for free.