OpenNode is open to all businesses, merchants, and non-profit organizations. If you have ever considered accepting bitcoin for your online or physical store, then our service is for you.
Bitcoin’s network is a decentralized cryptographic blockchain that has never been hacked or compromised since its inception. It is the most secure, liquid, and longest working blockchain.
We are only providing businesses with the ability to accept bitcoin because we want to protect our users as best we can by limiting their exposure to the broader token market.
Often referred to as the off-chain scaling approach, the Lightning Network is a system of smart contracts built on top of the bitcoin blockchain; Lightning allows for instantaneous and almost feeless bitcoin transactions.
The Lightning Network can support 350k+ transactions per second in comparison to 7 transactions per second with bitcoin. Transactions settle instantly with almost zero processing fees since all users compete to route payments.
Lightning provides all the security and immutability of the blockchain so you will never encounter fraud, chargebacks, or deal with funds being held for reasons out of your control.
Credit card and payment processors such as Visa and Square take anywhere from 2-5% per transaction and can lock your funds. Credit transactions are processed instantly because you are on credit with a centralized system, but true settlement takes a much longer time to occur.
Nodes are what allow the lightning network to function, and in order to participate you must run or be connected to a node. Nodes are connected to each other through payment channels using smart contracts and allow payments to pass from point A to B.
We provide node infrastructure and custom payment gateways for your business. We will handle everything from setup to maintenance, management and support.
We help businesses easily accept bitcoin payments with zero technical knowledge required.
We handle nodes with 100% transparency and responsibility. We allow users to configure automatic withdrawal limits they are comfortable with so only a minimum amount of trust is required with us.
You are not able to receive payments if your node is offline. Having a cloud infrastructure with 99.9% node uptime is crucial for your business and is a part of the service we provide. With OpenNode, you can be sure your store is always open.
Yes and we take security very seriously. All servers, protocols, and nodes are regularly monitored and updated. All Lightning Network transactions are enforced by smart contract programming and the security of the bitcoin blockchain.
Yes. With Instant Exchange, businesses can choose to have their bitcoin payments automatically converted to their native currency at the time of transaction, or do it manually within their dashboard at their convenience.
If you are a risk averse business, you can accept bitcoin payments without ever worrying about the price volatility that comes with it.
In your merchant dashboard, all these withdrawal options are available:
Free - manual withdrawals to your Lightning wallet
Free - scheduled weekly withdrawals to your on-chain wallet
1% - manual withdrawals to your on-chain wallet
2% - bank withdrawal of your native currency
Our model is aimed at allowing all businesses, small or large, to experience Lightning with zero to very low cost.
The first $1,500/month in revenue is free, 1% on anything after.
See our pricing page for a more detailed breakdown.
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At the moment, only wooCommerce is supported. We are working to provide integration across top e-commerce web platforms as soon as possible.
For our specialized and enterprise clients, we can create custom hard-coded plugins for your current website. If you need custom integration, please contact us.
All these wallets are in beta and should be considered experimental with more testing needed. Please advise your customers to do their own research before use with live transactions.
eclair for Android by ACINQ (no iOS support)
bitcoin lightning wallet - BLW for Android by btcontract (no iOS support)
Zap - by Jack Mallers (testnet only)
Lightning App - by Lightning Labs (testnet only)