What is Bitcoin Lightning?

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How do I pay with Bitcoin Lightning?

First, in a nutshell, Bitcoin Lightning is a 2nd layer solution for Bitcoin that allows for near instant payment. This eliminates the normal wait time of 10 minutes using Bitcoin on-chain.

Bitcoin Lightning is a scaling solution to improve the speed of payments on the Bitcoin network. For more information you can go here to learn more about the Lightning network Read more.

Keep in mind, there is a limit to how much you can pay with the Lightning network, the limit is equal to 0.167 BTC which is about $1500 USD (Market price May 18th, 2020). For all payments above the limit amount, you can still use the normal method Bitcoin on-chain. We have both options available on our invoice at check out.

To pay using Bitcoin Lightning, here are some wallets we recommend for use. Please note, some of the wallets will detect Lightning and On-chain QR codes, and will prompt you with which method you want to pay.

Note: Normal Bitcoin wallets will NOT be able to scan Lightning QR codes.

Bitcoin Lightning Wallets

Android

IOS

Phoenix (by Eclair)

Yes

Not yet (soon)

Breez

Yes

Yes

Wallet of Satoshi

Yes

Yes

Blue Wallet

Yes

Yes

Lightning wallet (By Lightning labs)

Yes

Yes

Zap

Yes

Yes

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