Exchanges with support for bitcoin Lightning network ⚡ payments

[Updated: 16 January, 2022]

Caution: Some altcoin exchanges include a cryptocurrency with the symbol “LBTC” for “Lightning Bitcoin”. This 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 exchanges with support for Lightning network

  • HodlHodl (💵, ) [NO KYC] ← 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 (🌊)]
  • Additional P2P trading exchanges 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

  • () [NO KYC] ← Not available in the U.S.
  • Boltz () [NO KYC, Atomic Swap]
  • SideShift AI () [NO KYC] ← Also supports swap to/from Liquid network (🌊). Not available in the U.S.
  • () [NO KYC] ← Uses “LNX” as currency symbol for bitcoin on LN. Also supports swap to/from Liquid network (🌊)
  • Coin Swap () [NO KYC] ← LN BTC to/from on-chain BTC, LTC, Dash, or XMR
  • ZigZag () [NO KYC] ← LN BTC to/from on-chain BTC, or LTC
  • Wallet of Satoshi () [NO KYC] ← Built-in onchain/offchain exchange
  • Lightning Loop client () [NO KYC]
  • Submarine Swaps () [NO KYC] ←LN BTC to/from on-chain BTC or LTC
  • BitRefill () [NO KYC]
  • FastBitcoins () [NO KYC, when under $150] ← Buy FastBitcoins voucher using bitcoin or altcoins on BitRefill, then withdraw from FastBitcoins using Lightning network
  • () [NO KYC, Atomic Swap] ← LN BTC to/from RBTC, SOV, or xUSD
  • LNSwap () [NO KYC, Atomic Swap] ← LN BTC to/from STX, or USDA
  • CoinPlaza ()
  • Liquid.Taxi ( coming soon) [NO KYC]
  • Currently, there are no P2P Trading Exchanges that offer Lightning network BTC as the base currency but some (e.g., HodlHodl) provide Lightning network BTC as a payment method when buying or selling bitcoin.
  • Paxful permits you to convert from either USDT or ETH to BTC, and then you can withdraw that BTC on Lightning network And vice-versa, deposit BTC on LN and then convert to ETH or USDT.

Precious Metals

Trading / Investment

  • LNMarkets () ← Not available from the U.S.
  • Kollider () ← Register for early access
  • 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


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