Lntxbot – Telegram Lightning Wallet
An unusual Lightning wallet is lntxbot on Telegram. The name is composed of ln for lightning, tx as short form for transactions and bot.
To use this wallet, you must be a Telegram user.
This Lightning wallet works through your Telegram account and allows you to send and receive Lightning payments.
With lntxbot you can send and receive Lightning payments to other users and groups within Telegram.
lntxbot also works outside of Telegram. If you use Telegram on your desktop, it can be used as a desktop wallet. On your smartphone, lntxbot will be a Lightning Mobile Wallet.
With lntxbot, it is a custodial wallet and thus you are not in possession of your Satoshi funds. Thus, only a limited balance should be on the wallet.
To use the 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.
The first command is /start to generate a Lightning Wallet and get a short tutorial.
With the command/help you get an overview of all commands supported by lntxbot.
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.
Satoshi Deposit / Receive
For receiving payments the commands /receive, /invoice, and /fund can be used equally.
Then an instruction can be specified, such as amount in satoshis and purpose.
For better illustration we use the /invoice command and the addition of the invoice amount.
If we want to create an invoice for 1,000 satoshi, the command is:
I can scan this QR code with another wallet or take the invoice text.
I pay this bill using an already existing Lightning Wallet and then receive the adjacent display.
I can query my balances again with /balance.
If I don’t have a Lightning Wallet with Satoshi yet, I can also make a deposit with Bitcoin.
Bitcoin deposits at lntxbot
Depositing from a Bitcoin address works with the command /fundbtc and the addition of the amount. A bitcoin address is generated to which I can then send bitcoin.
This credit takes a little longer. But will be automatically converted and credited to my Lightning Wallet.
The new balance is:
Make Lightning payments via lntxbot
If you have a credit balance on your wallet, payments can be made. For this purpose there are the commands like /pay, /paynow /decode or /withdraw
To pay a received Lightning invoice, I copy the invoice number to the clipboard and give the command /paynow in the bot and additionally I copy the invoice number from the clipboard.
For testing purposes, we generate an Invoice in the amount of 1,000 Satoshi in another Lightning Wallet.
The payment in the amount of 1,000 satoshi was executed. In addition, a transaction fee of well under 1 satoshi (0.005 sats) was charged.
If you want to transfer the balance on the lntxbot wallet, you can transfer it to another Lightning wallet using the Invoice function.
In addition to the possibility of transferring the balance by invoice, it can also be transferred to BlueWallet. The /bluewallet command generates an import string that can then be entered into Blue Wallet.
Payout in Bitcoin is not possible, but to the Russian services Qiwi and Yandex.
Receive Lightning payments via lntxbot
You can also receive Bitcoin payments over the Internet via lntxbot. From the combination https://lntxbot.bigsun.xyz/@TelegramUsername you can also receive payments over the Internet.
If you go to the address: https://lntxbot.bigsun.xyz/@coincharge_io, you can send Coincharge an amount in Lightning.
After you have called up the link https://lntxbot.bigsun.xyz/@coincharge_io, the adjacent page will appear including. QR code and Lightning address to make a Lightning payment to Coincharge.
The amount is not fixed and can be freely chosen by the payer. Thus, the lntxbot can be used to receive donations or support in the form of Lightning
The use of lntxbot within Telegram is particularly well suited. The /send command can be used to make payments to other Telegram users. For this, the corresponding user must have used @lntxbot himself in advance. Otherwise, the user cannot be informed about the payment. If the user has not used Intxbot, it is possible to cancel the transaction later in the transaction overview.
If you want to make payments within a Telegram group, it is necessary that the lntxbot is a member of this group.
The commands /tip and /send are again identical. Then you can donate 100 satoshi directly to the author of a message with e.g. the command /tip 100.
With the command /send 500 and as an addition the @username you can send 500 Satoshis to a specific Telegram user.
If you would like to anonymously send 1000 Satoshi to a Telegram user, the command is/send anonymously 1000 @username
Wallet balances and transactions
The/balance command can be used to query the current balance of the wallet. Likewise, one gets the details about the past activities with the wallet.
The /transaction command displays the last 25 transactions. The oldest transaction first. The transactions can be filtered by input and output transactions with the -in or -out addition.
There are still numerous links with services and games, which can be called directly via the lntxbot.
With the command /apps you get a list of all available games and applications.
Just try out the games and applications. You can get further explanations and help by entering the /help command with underscore and the name of the service.
Sats for advertising received as a gift
You can earn some sats for watching ads.
For each character in the ad text you will be paid an amount in milli-satoshi (msats). You can determine yourself what you want to receive at least.
If you want to get at least 15 msatoshi per character, enter the command: /sats4ads_on_15.
The ad text will then be displayed in the Telegram post. You will also see the amount that will be credited to your account.
You will get about 2-3 ads per day. You do not have to click on the ads or perform any activity. You can get the credit at any time via/transactions
If you don’t want to receive ads anymore, you can deactivate them at any time with /sats4ads_off.