You will need to create an account with Lightning Playground to monitor and manage your transactions, play games and make purchases on our marketplace.
In order to transact with our lightning network, you need to have a lightning enabled wallet. There are a lot of options available, but we recommend Eclair Wallet.Follow the app's instructions for setup and note down your seed phrase in a secure location.
Transfer around 200,000 sat to your new Eclair wallet. The wallet address is available on the "Your Bitcoin Address" tab.
Click on the button on the header to open the Add Funds dialog. Choose the amount you want to add to your Lightning Playground account. Eg: 2000 sat
The node URI identifies our Lightning Node and allows you to establish a channel from your wallet to this node. Once you've copied this node URI, open up your Wallet.
On the channels tab, click on the paste a node URI and enter the details as shown in the second screenshot.
The transaction for opening a channel should take a few mins to be confirmed. Once confirmed, you can move back to the Lightning Playground to actually pay the invoice.
The generated invoice carries information on the node, the amount of sat to be paid and additional metadata such as the timestamp and expiration. This helps the wallet identify and make the payment through the channel to the lightning node.
Press the Paste a Payment button on the wallet and you should see the values pre-filled for you. Press "PAY" and confirm the payment.
You should see the updated balance on your account, which you can now spend on the various options available on the Lightning Playground.