OpenNode Research Strategist: With Lightning Network Bitcoin is both digital gold and payment tool

On November 18th, Nik Bhatia, research strategist at Bitcoin payment processor OpenNode, published an article saying that with the lightning network, there is no need to argue that Bitcoin is a digital gold or a payment tool, because it will have two functions. Nik Bhatia also said that the claims on the financial media that bitcoin is just digital gold is a bit outdated. These people either don't know the lightning network technically or don't know it exists. Bitcoin is now working at the speed of light, which is a precious but very bulky metal that can never be done.