Exchanges with support for bitcoin Lightning network ⚡ payments

4 min readJul 9, 2019

[Updated: 28 May 2024]

Caution: Some altcoin exchanges include a cryptocurrency with the symbol “LBTC” for “Lightning Bitcoin”. That LBTC is NOT the same as bitcoin on Lightning network . That currency symbol is for a small value altcoin that has no relation to the bitcoin Lightning network . There is another currency symbol that may be similar, L-BTC, and that too is unrelated to bitcoin on Lightning network . The L-BTC symbol is used by exchanges which support bitcoin on Blockstream’s Liquid Network (🌊), which has its own list of exchanges and swap methods.

Exchanges where you can buy and/or sell bitcoin using Lightning network

P2P Trading Platforms with support for Lightning network

  • RoboSats (💵, only) [NO KYC]← Non-custodial. Requires Tor browser. Guide
  • HodlHodl (💵, ) [NO KYC] ← Non-custodial. Not available in the U.S. [Lightning network ⚡is implemented simply as a payment method allowed for buying or selling bitcoin, as is Liquid network (🌊)]
  • Noones () [KYC]
  • Additional P2P Trading Platforms might not explicitly allow bitcoin on Lightning network as a payment method, but might have an “Other” payment method that is a catchall in which the details of the payment method are located in the details of the trade offer.

Crypto-to-crypto methods

On P2P Trading Platforms:

  • For buying or selling bitcoin on HodlHodl, BTC is supported as the base currency and Lighting network as the payment method.
  • Paxful permits you to convert from either USDT or ETH to BTC, and then you can withdraw that BTC on Lightining network . And vice-versa, deposit BTC on LN and then convert to ETH or USDT.

Precious Metals

Trading / Investment

  • Loft () ← Invest inStocks using Lightning network
  • LNMarkets () ← Not available from the U.S.
  • BitMEX Research does operate a Lighting Network () node, however the BitMEX trading platform does not yet support LN deposits or withdrawals

Debit Cards Funded Using Lightning Network

Retail and e-Commerce Payments


Lightning Network Wallets


See Also

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