Use Zap Desktop for quick and easy Lightning Network integration!
HOW COINCARDS WORKS:
Zap Desktop - Spending on Coincards:
From there, start off by visiting Coincards.com and selecting the country you want to shop from.
After hitting the Proceed to BTCPay button, you will be redirected to our payment screen which defaults to on-chain BTC. For this tutorial, we want to use an off-chain lightning transaction.
Select the “Bitcoin” option and a dropdown will appear. Select “Bitcoin (Lightning)” from the menu. You will now have a BOLT11 invoice.
Click the “Copy” tab on the invoice and select the “BOLT11 Invoice” text to copy to your device.
Click the Send #### Satoshis button to complete the payment!
Zap Desktop - Install and Setup:
Zap Desktop will create your wallet using the BIP39 standard keywords for a 24-word seed phrase. Write these words down in a safe and secure place as they will be needed to recover your wallet should you ever need to.
Zap will ask you to confirm your seed phrase with three random words and then also ask you to secure your wallet file with a password.
Zap Desktop - Funding Your Lightning Wallet and Opening a Channel:
Click the Channels link in the Zap desktop wallet and Create – Open new channel.
Once opened, Zap will return you to the main page and show a list of all valid open channels connected to your Zap Desktop wallet. Your most recently opened channel will need 3 confirmations before its usable.
When your channel opening transaction has reached 3 on-chain confirmations your channel will now become valid and can be used for off-chain transactions.
You are now ready to spend!