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Send and receive bitcoin

This page shows you how to send and receive bitcoin with Alby

Send bitcoin

Step 1: Open Alby and click on 'Send'

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Step 2a: Insert the destination of your payment into the 'Lightning Invoice' field

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  • You can paste an invoice, LNURL or a Lightning Address into the field.
  • Click on "Continue" to proceed

Or step 2b: Scan a QR code to add the destination of your payment

Click on the QR code icon first
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And start scanning
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Make sure you have granted permission to your camera.

Step 3: Fill in the payment details
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  • Amount in satoshi or press one of the shortcut buttons
  • Add an optional comment (That is a great way to say thank you or include another message to the payment)
  • Name (optional)
  • Email (optional)
Step 4: Scroll down and click on 'Confirm'
Fill in: - Amount in satoshi or press one of the shortcut buttons - Add a comment
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Receive bitcoin

Step 1: Open Alby and click on 'Receive'

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Step 2: Enter payment details and click 'Create Invoice'

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  • The "Description" field is optional but helpful to assign a payment to a sender

Step 3: Copy invoice and share it with the sender

  • once the invoice is paid and you received the amount you will see a confetti animation in the window of the extension
  • but you do not have to wait until then; your balance will show the updated amount.