How to Pay a Lightning Invoice using BTC (Layer 1)

Pay a Lightning invoice using Wallet of Satoshi to automatically convert Layer 1 BTC to Lightning Network BTC in a few minutes.

  1. Install and set up the Wallet of Satoshi app on your device. Make sure it is updated to the latest version.

  2. Tap the "Receive" button at the bottom of the Wallet of Satoshi home screen.

  3. Tap the "B" button to create a new on-chain address for your wallet.

  4. Copy the generated deposit address.

  5. Send the desired amount of L1 BTC to this generated address from your on-chain wallet or exchange.

  6. Within 1-2 confirmations, your deposit will be credited to your Lightning balance instantly.

  7. Find or scan any Lightning invoice (starting with lnbc... or lnurl) you want to pay.

  8. Enter the invoice amount and tap "Pay" to broadcast the lightning payment.

  9. The payment will confirm in seconds.