The Lightning Network is a second layer built on top of the main blockchain. It enables faster micro-transactions using off-chain payments.
We covered an article on how to get started using the Lightning Network at https://www.coingecko.com/buzz/getting-started-with-bitcoin-lightning-network
Major downside though would be that recipients need to be online to receive funds.
The bar is still pretty high, but i am quite positive more tools and better infra will be built around this.