Alby Guides

From another bitcoin wallet

You can use bitcoin in another bitcoin wallet to top up the balance of your Alby wallet.

Bitcoin Lightning (off-chain) wallets

The Bitcoin Lightning network is great. It allows you to send bitcoin from any Lightning wallet app out there to your Alby wallet. You will find a selection of mobile Lightning wallets here.
There are two ways to receive bitcoin in your Alby wallet:
  1. 1.
    Enter your Lightning Address [yourname] into the other app
  2. 2.
    Create and enter a Lightning invoice into the other app. Learn here how to create an invoice.

Bitcoin (onchain) wallets

The Lightning Network (LN) is a decentralized, peer-to-peer network which allows users to transfer bitcoin off-chain instantaneously with very low transaction fees. The Lightning Network is built on top of the Bitcoin network, and is thus called a layer two solution.
Pure bitcoin (on-chain) wallets (such as these) have no connection to the Lightning Network. Still, we can use them to top up the balance of your Alby wallet.
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Log in to dashboard on
Step 2: Click 'Recieve'
Step 3: Here you will find your on-chain bitcoin address associated with your Alby account. You can copy this address into the bitcoin wallet you want to send bitcoin from and it will be sent to your Alby bitcoin lightning wallet.
Please Note: This is not an instant transaction and may take a couple of minutes for your bitcoin to appear in your Alby wallet.
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