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We are deeply grateful for the substantial trust you place in Alby!
It's an honor to us.

However, to keep our service available for everyone, there are some limits we've got to stick to…

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We are deeply grateful for the substantial trust you place in Alby!
It's an honor to us.

However, to keep our service available for everyone, there are some limits we've got to stick to…

We are working on a solution that will provide limitless Alby experience.
If you'd like to be updated on this, please leave us your e-mail:

We are deeply grateful for the substantial trust you place in Alby! It's an honor to us.

However, to keep our service free for everyone, there are some limits we've got to stick to…

We are working on a solution that will provide limitless Alby experience.
If you'd like to be updated on this, please leave us your e-mail:

We are deeply grateful for the substantial trust you place in Alby!
It's an honor to us.

However, to keep our service available for everyone, there are some limits we've got to stick to…

We are working on a solution that will provide limitless Alby experience. If you'd like to be updated on this, please leave us your e-mail:

We are deeply grateful for the substantial trust you place in Alby!
It's an honor to us.

However, to keep our service available for everyone, there are some limits we've got to stick to…

We are working on a solution that will provide limitless Alby experience. If you'd like to be updated on this, please leave us your e-mail:

Don't want to wait?
Go self-custodial today

The easiest way to start it in a few minutes is to use Voltage, a node in a cloud service, and pair it with the Alby Browser Extension. It takes only a few minutes, and since it's self-custodial, there are no limits on usage.

The easiest way to start it in a few minutes is to use Voltage, a node in a cloud service, and pair it with the Alby Browser Extension. It takes only a few minutes, and since it's self-custodial, there are no limits on usage.

The easiest way to start it in a few minutes is to use Voltage, a node in a cloud service, and pair it with the Alby Browser Extension. It takes only a few minutes, and since it's self-custodial, there are no limits on usage.

Step 1: Sign up at Voltage

Visit voltage.cloud sign up, choose a suitable for you plan and create a new lightning node.

Visit voltage.cloud sign up, choose a suitable for you plan and create a new lightning node.

Visit voltage.cloud sign up, choose a suitable for you plan and create a new lightning node.

Step 2: Get Alby Browser Extension

If you still haven't, install the Alby Browser Extension. Make sure to pin the icon of the Alby extension to your browser bar for easier access!

If you still haven't, install the Alby Browser Extension. Make sure to pin the icon of the Alby extension to your browser bar for easier access!

If you still haven't, install the Alby Browser Extension. Make sure to pin the icon of the Alby extension to your browser bar for easier access!

Step 3: Connect Voltage with Alby

In your Voltage dashboard, click the "Connect" tab and in the dropdown pick "Alby".
Then follow the instructions to create a new Alby Account connected to your lightning node.

In your Voltage dashboard, click the "Connect" tab and in the dropdown pick "Alby". Then follow the instructions to create a new Alby Account connected to your lightning node.

In your Voltage dashboard, click the "Connect" tab and in the dropdown pick "Alby".
Then follow the instructions to connect a new existing wallet and choose LND.

In your Voltage dashboard, click the "Connect" tab and in the dropdown pick "Alby". Then follow the instructions to create a new Alby Account connected to your lightning node.

(Optional) Step 4: Add inbound liquidity

Log out and re-log-in to your Voltage lightning node. On the home tab a new "Need a channel?" section should appear. Click on "Request Channel".

Log out and re-log-in to your Voltage lightning node. On the home tab a new "Need a channel?" section should appear. Click on "Request Channel".

Log out and re-log-in to your Voltage lightning node. On the home tab a new "Need a channel?" section should appear. Click on "Request Channel".

Step 5: Wait for the channel creation

Wait for the channel to be created (around 6 block confirmations - this could take an hour or two). Voltage will provide a link to view the channel open transaction.

Wait for the channel to be created (around 6 block confirmations - this could take an hour or two). Voltage will provide a link to view the channel open transaction.

Wait for the channel to be created (around 6 block confirmations - this could take an hour or two). Voltage will provide a link to view the channel open transaction.

Step 6: Access ThunderHub dashboard

Once your channel has been opened, go to the dashboards tab of Voltage and open ThunderHub to see your created channel. Use the same password as you provided when creating your Voltage lightning node.

Once your channel has been opened, go to the dashboards tab of Voltage and open ThunderHub to see your created channel. Use the same password as you provided when creating your Voltage lightning node.

Once your channel has been opened, go to the dashboards tab of Voltage and open ThunderHub to see your created channel. Use the same password as you provided when creating your Voltage lightning node.

If you click on the channels tab, you should see a channel with 500,000 sats inbound liquidity and 0 sats of outbound liquidity.

(Optional) Step 7: Add outbound liquidity

In the Alby Browser Extension, select your newly created LND wallet connected to your Voltage node, and create an invoice for 6000* sats and pay it using one of your other wallets or Alby Accounts.

Note: Since your node currently has only one open channel, it is not well-connected. If you get a no_route error when paying the invoice, try using a different wallet to pay the invoice.

Another way you can get outbound capacity is to create another channel, either manually through ThunderHub, or using Voltage's Flow services. See Voltage's guide for more info.

*If you remember, your channel balance is 0 sats and you have 500,000 sats of inbound liquidity. Your node has a fee reserve of 1% (read more) which means you need at least (500,000 * 0.01) = 5000 sats reserved at all times in order to send payments.

In the Alby Browser Extension, select your newly created LND wallet connected to your Voltage node, and create an invoice for 6000* sats and pay it using one of your other wallets or Alby Accounts.

Note: Since your node currently has only one open channel, it is not well-connected. If you get a no_route error when paying the invoice, try using a different wallet to pay the invoice.

Another way you can get outbound capacity is to create another channel, either manually through ThunderHub, or using Voltage's Flow services. See Voltage's guide for more info.

*If you remember, your channel balance is 0 sats and you have 500,000 sats of inbound liquidity. Your node has a fee reserve of 1% (read more) which means you need at least (500,000 * 0.01) = 5000 sats reserved at all times in order to send payments.

In the Alby Browser Extension, select your newly created LND wallet connected to your Voltage node, and create an invoice for 6000* sats and pay it using one of your other wallets or Alby Accounts.

Note: Since your node currently has only one open channel, it is not well-connected. If you get a no_route error when paying the invoice, try using a different wallet to pay the invoice.

Another way you can get outbound capacity is to create another channel, either manually through ThunderHub, or using Voltage's Flow services. See Voltage's guide for more info.

*If you remember, your channel balance is 0 sats and you have 500,000 sats of inbound liquidity. Your node has a fee reserve of 1% (read more) which means you need at least (500,000 * 0.01) = 5000 sats reserved at all times in order to send payments.

In the Alby Browser Extension, select your newly created LND wallet connected to your Voltage node, and create an invoice for 6000* sats and pay it using one of your other wallets or Alby Accounts.

Note: Since your node currently has only one open channel, it is not well-connected. If you get a no_route error when paying the invoice, try using a different wallet to pay the invoice.

Another way you can get outbound capacity is to create another channel, either manually through ThunderHub, or using Voltage's Flow services. See Voltage's guide for more info.

*If you remember, your channel balance is 0 sats and you have 500,000 sats of inbound liquidity. Your node has a fee reserve of 1% (read more) which means you need at least (500,000 * 0.01) = 5000 sats reserved at all times in order to send payments.

In the Alby Browser Extension, select your newly created LND wallet connected to your Voltage node, and create an invoice for 6000* sats and pay it using one of your other wallets or Alby Accounts.

Note: Since your node currently has only one open channel, it is not well-connected. If you get a no_route error when paying the invoice, try using a different wallet to pay the invoice.

Another way you can get outbound capacity is to create another channel, either manually through ThunderHub, or using Voltage's Flow services. See Voltage's guide for more info.

*If you remember, your channel balance is 0 sats and you have 500,000 sats of inbound liquidity. Your node has a fee reserve of 1% (read more) which means you need at least (500,000 * 0.01) = 5000 sats reserved at all times in order to send payments.

Step 8: Do a test transaction

In one of your other wallets or another Alby Account, create an invoice of 1 satoshi. Copy the invoice URL, and paste it into the Send tab in Alby Browser Extension with your new LND wallet selected.

Click continue and pay the invoice.

You've now confirmed your new node can receive and send payments through Alby!

In one of your other wallets or another Alby Account, create an invoice of 1 satoshi. Copy the invoice URL, and paste it into the Send tab in Alby Browser Extension with your new LND wallet selected.

Click continue and pay the invoice.

You've now confirmed your new node can receive and send payments through Alby!

In one of your other wallets or another Alby Account, create an invoice of 1 satoshi. Copy the invoice URL, and paste it into the Send tab in Alby Browser Extension with your new LND wallet selected.

Click continue and pay the invoice.

You've now confirmed your new node can receive and send payments through Alby!

In one of your other wallets or another Alby Account, create an invoice of 1 satoshi. Copy the invoice URL, and paste it into the Send tab in Alby Browser Extension with your new LND wallet selected.

Click continue and pay the invoice.

You've now confirmed your new node can receive and send payments through Alby!

In one of your other wallets or another Alby Account, create an invoice of 1 satoshi. Copy the invoice URL, and paste it into the Send tab in Alby Browser Extension with your new LND wallet selected.

Click continue and pay the invoice.

You've now confirmed your new node can receive and send payments through Alby!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

You have successfully connected your Voltage node to Alby.

You have successfully connected your Voltage node to Alby.

You have successfully connected your Voltage node to Alby.