This article will guide you through how to send bitcoin either on-chain or using the lightning network. The process is exactly the same whether you want to make a to your own bitcoin wallet or to a third party. To get started:

  • Tap the 'SEND' button on the home screen.

  • Your phone camera will be launched to enable you to scan a valid bitcoin or lightning invoice/QR code.

  • You can also click 'Manual' to manually enter an address (particularly useful for lightning addresses).

  • You can also paste any address from your clipboard (e.g. an on-chain or lightning address).

  • Or, you can click browse to scan an image or screenshot already on your device.

Once a valid address/invoice has been entered, you can tap the arrow in the middle of the screen to choose whether to send from your bitcoin account or your GBP/EUR account.

🧘 If you choose your GBP/EUR account to send bitcoin, Bottlepay will automatically convert the value into bitcoin when you send it.


For on-chain withdrawals, once you have entered the amount to send, you can view different speed and fee options by tapping the 'Speed:' button at the top. This will prompt you to select a transaction speed varying from slower to faster.

  • If you are not in a rush, you can pay lower network fees by choosing 'slower'. However, if you want your transaction to be processed more quickly, you can select 'faster'.

  • To confirm the transaction, just swipe right on "Swipe to send'.


🚨 To transact on the lightning network, you must use an external wallet that supports lightning.

For lightning withdrawals, the process is almost exactly the same as for on-chain payments. Once you have scanned or pasted in a valid invoice and chosen which account to pay from, you can simply swipe the payment button right to confirm the transaction.

This will settle the payment instantly and for an extremely low fee compared to an on-chain transaction. ⚑⚑⚑

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