January 26th 2023
Buy and sell Bitcoin directly on the Lightning network, use Bridge Wallet to spend your sats in all the stores accepting Lightning payments!
Whether it was by design or because it was victim of its success, the slow transaction time and costly fees led Bitcoin to be used more like digital gold than a tool for actual payments.
To solve that problem and make Bitcoin usable for day-to-day money transfers, the Lightning technology was launched in 2018 as an extension of the Bitcoin network.
Similar in purpose (but not in design) to Ethereum's Layer-2 networks like Arbitrum or Optimism, Lightning allows to make instant and virtually free transactions, and finally enables BTC to be used as convenient tool for day-to-day micropayments.
Today, we're excited to announce that you can now enjoy the full Lightning experience with us! You can:
We plan to let advanced users run their own Lightning node in Bridge Wallet in the near future. In the meantime, the current release takes care of all the complex channel and liquidity management features of Lightning for you, which allows for a much easier user experience and completely free transactions.
If you already have your own Lightning node and wallet, you can of course use our service to buy and sell sats with it.
Discover all the businesses around the world that accept Bitcoin Lightning payments:
You can start accepting payments in Bitcoin on the Lighting network very easily, wherever you are! All you need is our mobile app Bridge Wallet, nothing else required. Here's how it works:
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