How to buy Bitcoin
on Lightning

This guide shows you how to buy Lightning sats with us, through our web interface or through Bridge Wallet.

1: Go to our web interface

You can access our web interface on our website here or through any other partner website.

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2: Purchase method

Choose first if you'd like to buy sats by card or by bank transfer. The fees and delivery speed are different for both.

Please note that identification is mandatory to buy sats by card, but not by bank transfer.

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3: Choose your purchase

Choose the following things:

  • In which fiat currency you'd like to buy sats
  • The amount to buy
  • "sat" as the destination crypto

Then, click the green "Buy" button to continue.

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4: Register or login

All you need to register is an email address and one of these authentication methods:

  • SMS: you will need to provide a phone number and confirm it with an SMS code.
  • Wallet signature: Download Bridge Wallet, create or restore a wallet, then go in Settings > My profile > Register and choose the signature option. You can then use the "Login with Bridge Wallet" option here.

If you already have a profile with us, login with one of the methods available to continue.

For this example, we choose the SMS option.

5: SMS code confirmation

Enter the code that you have received by SMS. If you haven't received any, you can ask for a new one after the timer cooldown.

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6: Email

Enter an email address, where you will receive notification emails about your transactions.

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7: Registered

You will see here your profile status and your buy/sell volume limits without identification. Click "Next" to continue.

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8: Receiving address

If you already have a profile with us, you will be able to choose one of the wallet addresses that are linked to your profile. To add a new one, you will need to validate it by making a verification transaction (you will need to send 1 sat from your address to our verification address). See here for a detailed tutorial.

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9: Payment

If you have chosen to buy sats by bank transfer, you will see here our bank account information. Follow the instructions to make your bank transfer, and you will receive a notification as soon as we receive it. See "Bank transfer times" here for more info.

If you have chosen to buy sats by card, enter your card details and confirm. Please note that once your payment has been confirmed, your Bitcoin can take from several minutes up to several hours to be delivered on your wallet. See "My card payment was successful but I haven't received my crypto" here for more info.

1: Download Bridge Wallet

Bridge Wallet is the free mobile app that we've made to easily invest in sats and manage them from your phone.

Enter your phone number below and get an SMS with the link to download Bridge Wallet:

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2: Create a new wallet

Create a new wallet, or restore an existing one if you prefer to. If you need help on the creation of a wallet, we have made a step-by-step guide here.

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3: Register or identify

Go in Settings > My profile > Register, choose an authentication mode then provide an email address on which you will receive notifications about your transactions.

Registering allows to buy Bitcoin by bank transfer up to CHF1,000 per day, CHF15,000 per month and CHF100,000 per year.

To buy sats above these limits or to buy sats by card, you will need to identify. For more info, please see our support page.

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4: Choose Bitcoin (sat)

Switch to the Lightning network by using the menu on the top left of the screen or in the app's Settings, then choose Bitcoin.

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5: Choose a purchase method

Click the "Buy" button and choose "Buy by bank transfer" or "Buy by card".

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6: Choose your purchase currency and receiving address

You can buy sats in 14 different fiat currencies. Choose one of these and you will see our all-inclusive exchange rate.

By default, your receiving address is your Bridge Wallet address. You can also directly receive your sats on another wallet address belonging to you. To do so, you will need to link it first to your profile, here is how to do it.

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7: Make your payment

If you have chosen to buy sats by bank transfer, you will see here our bank account information. Follow the instructions to make your bank transfer, and you will receive a notification as soon as we receive it. See "Bank transfer times" here for more info.

If you have chosen to buy sats by card, enter your card details and confirm. Please note that once your payment has been confirmed, your Bitcoin can take from several minutes up to several hours to be delivered on your wallet. See "My card payment was successful but I haven't received my crypto" here for more info.

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We accept clients from all countries, except US and Russian persons, and residents of:

Afghanistan, Belarus, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mainland China (Hong Kong and Taiwan accepted), Mali, Myanmar, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.