Tips OpenNode Link

lightning donations and tips

multiple options to add a quick payment link on your website


the plan:

You want to get tips with lightning.

the tools:

Use opennode

the upside:

  • Free to use for lightning
  • Can link bank account for withdrawals
  • Withdraw to local currency, on-chain, or lightning
  • Donor can use any lightning wallet
  • Amount can be shown in sats or fiat currency
  • Amount can be pre-set in fiat currency, converted to sats at current rate during payment
  • Option to select any amount
  • Payment confirmation / thank you message
  • Redirect option after payment
  • Payment notifications
  • Payment summaries via email
  • Donor is anonymous
  • View or download transaction history (csv)
  • OpenNode has other uses

the downside:

  • Custodial option only (not your keys)
  • Cannot be self-hosted
  • You sign up with email, but donor can be anonymous
  • Extensive KYC if you want to to link bank account
  • No option to send message with payment
  • Limited UX branding options (small logo and heading only)

the result (live demo):

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