What is LightingHosted?
LightingHosted is an image hosting service that uses the bitcoin lightning network to share advertising revenue with users.
How does it work?
Upload an image you would like to share and we will give you a link. The link will show your image alongside some bitcoin-related ads. You will then receive a portion of the advertising revenue generated by those ads.
Why do I have to pay to upload an image?
We use a small lightning network payment as a deterrent to people abusing the service.
How can I become a sponsor?
If you have a Bitcoin-focused project you would like to advertise reach out to me at BitcoinAcolyte@gmail.com
What kind of content can I upload?
This service has a zero-tolerance policy against any kind of illegal images including copyrighted images. We also do not allow pornography. As a rule of thumb if it wouldn't be acceptable on a California beach it's not acceptable here.
How long does it take to get paid?
We are in beta so times will vary but we make withdrawals available to our users as soon as we are paid by our advertisers.
Where can I get a lighting wallet?
There are a number of great lighting wallets but if you are new we recommend Bluewallet. However, as you learn about lightning you will learn that bluewallet has some limitations and you may want to move on to a fully featured wallet in the future.
Is it safe?
No, both the Lightning Network and especially this service are in beta and mistakes are bound to happen. Please withdraw often and do not trust this service with any amount of money you would be upset to lose.
How accurate are estimated satoshis?
Unfortuantly not very, hopefully as the service grows we can make it more accurate.
Do I need to give any personal information?