How to Buy Bitcoin with Lightning Pay

By Lightning Pay

Updated March 14, 2024


Buying bitcoin on Lightning Pay is incredibly easy! Follow along below if you need help. The most important thing is to ensure you have a compatible bitcoin wallet. Check out our article for the most popular bitcoin wallets that support our buy service.



If you’ve been invited to the Lightning Pay Closed Beta, you will find an invite to the app in your email inbox. Follow that link to the app to sign in.

Once you’ve arrived at the Lightning Pay App, click “Sign In” in the top right.

Login to your lightning pay account using your email address, and complete the captcha. Click “Sign In with Email.”


Check the Price, Click “Buy” and Enter Amount

Once you are logged in, you’ll land on our main page, where you can check the current value of bitcoin in New Zealand Dollars, and check the amount you will receive for your exchange.

To initiate a buy, click on the “Buy” button at the top of the screen.


Type in the amount you wish to buy in the top line, and click the “Buy Bitcoin” button at the bottom of the screen. Prices will refresh every 30 seconds.

Select your preferred payment method. You can see the estimated amount of bitcoin you will receive for each payment type. 


Complete your payment using the selected method. 


Payment Methods - Akahu

If you’ve selected Akahu, simply click on the “Pay with Connected Account” button. In your app, it will use the name of your connected Bank Account. A confirmation will pop up, choose “OK.”



Once your payment is received, you will be presented with a QR code. Your QR code allows your Lightning wallet to withdraw the bitcoin from Lightning Pay immediately. In order to withdraw, please ensure your bitcoin Lightning wallet is compatible with Lightning Pay withdrawals.

Scan the QR code with your favorite lightning wallet, confirm the amount. And you’re done! Congrats on stacking some sats!


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