Lntxbot – Telegram Lightning
If you use Telegram Messenger, then you can create your own Lightning Wallet for your Telegram account.
With lntxbot, the Telegram Lightning Wallet, you can send and receive Lightning payments.
The name lntxbot is composed of ln for lightning, tx as short form for transactions and bot.
With lntxbot you can send and receive Lightning payments to other users and groups within Telegram.
lntxbot is a custodial wallet and thus only a limited amount of funds should be on the wallet.
Create lntxbot account
To create a Lntxbot Lightning wallet, go to the following link:
Your Telegram account will then be linked to the Telegram user @lntxbot.
For communication with the bot and entering commands, a slash: / must always be prefixed to each command.
To get a first overview, enter the command /start.
You will then be shown the most important functions and applications that you can use.
With the command /help you get all commands displayed.
Send & Receive Lightning Payments
With lntxbot Lightning Wallet you can send & receive Lightning payments in different ways.
You can issue Lightning invoices, receive payments and donations from other Telegram users, or embed a donation QR code on your homepage.
You can create a Lightning invoice with the /invoice command. You can pass this invoice on so that someone can send you some Satoshi. If you already have a Lightning Wallet, you can use this command to add some funds to the lntxbot Lightning Wallet yourself.
When you create a Lightning Invoice, you must specify the invoice amount in Satoshi after the /invoice command.
For example, if you want to issue an invoice for 1,000 satoshi, the command is /invoice 1000
With the command /send you can send Lightning payments or receive payments from other lntxbot users.
After the /send command, the amount is specified in Satoshi and then the Telegram username of the recipient of the payment.
If you want to send me 21 Satoshi, you have to enter the following command:
/send 21 @onleines
In the example below, we made a donation of 21 satoshi to @lntxbot.
In order for you to receive a Lightning payment, the payer will need to include your Telegram username after the amount accordingly.
If you don’t want me to know who the donation comes from, you can also send me an anonymous donation.
Then the command is /send anonymously 21 @onleines
The /tip command can be used in any Telegram group where the user @lntxbot is a member.
If you find a statement praiseworthy and would like to give the author a tip, then you only have to reply via Reply and specify as text /tip and the desired amount.
If you want to give a tip of 21 satoshi to an author, then enter as an answer:
Tipping within a Telegram group only works if the lntxbot is a member of that group. If this is not yet the case, then ask an administrator of the group to add the lntxbot to the group.
Receive payments outside Telegram Lightning
You can receive Lightning payments outside of Telegram with your lntxbot Lightning Wallet.
All you have to do is enter your Telegram username behind the following url.
Would you like to make a Lightning donation to me?
Then open the following page:
You will then be shown the adjacent image and can make a payment by scanning the QR code or Lightning Invoice.
When you receive an external Lightning payment, it looks like this in your lntxbot window:
In this case, you will not receive any information about the donor.
Create your own url with your own username and embed it on your website.
Check account balance
Now that we’ve shown a variety of ways to receive and send payments with lntxbot Lightning, let’s take a look at what our current balance looks like.
With the command /balance we check the balance on the Lightning Wallet
The balance is displayed in Satoshi. Here even with a point, because even in Milli-Satoshi can be worked.
With the command /transactions you can get an overview of the past transactions.
You can also use Lntxbot together with BlueWallet’s Lightning Wallet.
This has the advantage that you can also use the Lntxbot Wallet outside of Telegram.
To connect the lntxbot wallet to the BlueWallet, issue the command
As in the adjacent image, you will be shown a QR code that you can scan with BlueWallet.
Click on the image and it will be displayed enlarged.
Open BlueWallet and click on the plus sign on the top right of the overview.
You will get to the overview with all your wallets that are already stored at BlueWallet.
Below the listing there is an option “Import Wallet”. We will import the lntxbot wallet.
The option “Scan or import file” will be displayed.
We scan the QR code displayed in our lntxbot chat.
After scanning the QR code, we are shown the Lntxbot wallet as “Imported Lightning”.
We can change the name “Imported Lightning”. We change the name of the wallet to Lntxbot wallet.
We now get all transactions and payments displayed both within Telegram and on our BlueWallet.
With your Lntxbot Lightning Wallet you also have a Lightning address at the same time. This Lightning address looks like an email address and is composed of your Telegram username and @lntxbot.com
For example, my Lightning address is: Onleines@lntxbot.com
Send payment from lntxbot to another Lightning address
If you want to send some Satoshi from your Lntxbot wallet to a Lightning address, you start with the /send command.
After that you enter the amount that should be paid.
This is followed by the Lightning address and finally you can attach a message.
For example, the command would look like this:
/send 21 email@example.com Tipping your work. Regards Onleines
After confirming the input, lntxbot will display how to process and confirm the payment.
At the end reports the Lightning address of the payee: Payment received
Receive payment to own lntxbot Lightning address
With your lntxbot account you already have your own Lightning address. This Lightning address is: Your-Telegram-Username@lntxbot.com
Other Lightning wallets that support LNURL-Pay can send Lightning payments to this Lightning address.
Lightning payments can be made to your Lightning address from the following Lightning wallets: Blixt, BlueWallet, LNbits, lntxbot, Simple Bitcoin Wallet (SBW), Zebedee, LightningTipBot. You can find the complete list here.
When making a Lightning payment from the LNbits Wallet, “Paste Request” is selected and the window opens where the Lightning Invoice or LNURL code would otherwise be pasted.
At this point we insert the Lightning address and click Read.
The adjacent image appears. Here the payer can specify the amount to be paid. In addition, a message can be written, which will be transmitted with the payment.
The payment is then credited to the payee’s lntxbot Lightning Wallet and the corresponding message is displayed.
Lntxbot still supports numerous applications, which can be played mainly within Telegram groups of which lntxbot is a member.
With the command /giveaway you can provide an amount in a group. Whoever clicks the claim button first in this group will then receive the donation.
/giveaway 21 the first person gets 21 satoshi.
In the giveaway, the first participant who clicked received the stake. The /giveflip command draws the stake between the participants who clicked first.
If you want to offer a prize of 210, in which 10 people may participate, then enter the command:
/giveflip 210 10
The first 10 participants click on the button to enter the sweepstakes. From this, the winner will be determined, who will then receive 210 Satoshi from the Giveflip Sweepstakes organizer.
With the command /coinflip you can start a small lottery. Each player bets an amount and the winner receives the entire stake.
If the stake is 100 satoshi and 5 people are allowed to participate, the winner will receive 500 satoshi.
After the coinflip command, the stake (here 21 satoshi) and the number of participants (here 5) are specified. The command would then read:
/coinflip 100 5
With lntxbot, any Telegram account becomes a Lightning Wallet.
The lntxbot Lightning Wallet is the ideal lightning wallet for use within Telegram and its users, as well as in Telegram groups that have the user @lntxbot added as an admin.
lntxbot also works outside of Telegram.
You can also receive Lightning payments from any other Lightning wallet or pay with lightning anywhere Lightning payments are accepted.
If you already have an account on Telegram, connect now with lntxbot https://telegram.me/lntxbot