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How can I claim my lightning address?
How can I claim my lightning address?
Updated over a week ago

🚨 Your lightning address is tied to your username, so if you change your username, you will also change your lightning address.

  • Here’s how you can claim and activate your own lightning address:

  • From your home screen tap on the profile page in the top left corner.

  • Go down to 'My lightning address'.

  • Tap 'Claim lightning address'.

  • Finally, tap ‘Claim now' to get your unique lightning address. 🎉

You will now be able to receive funds via your unique lightning address. 🙌

Please note that your lightning address is based on your Bottlepay username. It looks like this: [email protected].

If you want to change your lightning address, then it’s best to change your username before you claim it and share it with people. Please see this article to find out how to do that.

🚨 It is possible to change your username after you’ve claimed your lightning address, but this will also change your lightning address. This means that if payments were sent to your old lightning address, they would not land in your Bottlepay account.

These transactions would generally be rejected, but it’s possible that if someone else has claimed your old username, they will receive the bitcoin instead. 😬

To avoid that, try not to change your username once you have shared your lightning address. 👍

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