How do I withdraw Bitcoin (BTC) with the lightning network?

Published on Dec 7, 2023Updated on Jun 3, 20243 min read

What's Lightning Network?

The Lightning Network is utilized for deposits and withdrawals, allowing users to deposit and withdraw Bitcoin at a lower cost and with greater efficiency. Its goal is to facilitate microtransactions, the maximum trading limit is 0.05 BTC while the daily maximum trading limit is 0.5 BTC per user.

Here are some advantages of using Lightning Network:

  • Lightning Network has higher TPS (transactions per second). It's because it runs and trades off the chain before it adds back on the chain. Off-chain trading is faster than on-chain trading and aims to solve Bitcoin's low scalability problem. Currently, Bitcoin can only process 7 TPS, but Lightning Network can process thousands of transactions per second and has the potential to grow to one million TPS in the future.

  • The Lightning Network is designed with high efficiency and low fees, which is ideal for micropayments. Unlike on-chain BTC transactions, which are slow and expensive, transactions with Lightning Network can be approved in seconds and have lower fees on average.

How can I make a withdrawal via Lightning Network?

On the web

  1. Log in to your account at OKX TR website, go to the Assets and select Withdraw

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    Opening withdraw page

  2. Select crypto BTC and on-chain withdrawal method and Next

  3. Select the BTC-Lightning withdrawal network to continue withdrawal. The "address" will also change to "Lightning invoice"

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    Select BTC-Lightning network to withdraw

  4. Select BTC-Lightning deposit network and fill in the Lightning Invoice got from the deposit platform, confirm the Amount and Fees

    Note: the withdrawal amount should be more than the minimum amount but can't exceed the limit based on your verification level.

  5. Complete the 2FA verification and select Confirm, your withdrawal order will be submitted

On the app

  1. Open your OKX TR app, select Withdraw, and then select withdraw crypto

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    Opening withdraw page

  2. Select crypto BTC and on-chain withdrawal method

  3. Select the BTC-Lightning withdrawal network. The address will also change to Lightning invoice

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    Select BTC-Lightning network to withdraw

  4. Fill in the Lightning Invoice got from the deposit platform, confirm the Amount and Fees, then Submit

    Note: the withdrawal amount should be more than the minimum amount but can't exceed the limit based on your verification level.