Can I pay with Bitcoin on Substack?

At this time, we're developing a feature where readers can pay with Bitcoin on Substack. While this is limited to a few selected newsletters, we're hoping to add this as a regular payment option in the near future.

How do I pay in Bitcoin on Substack?

If the publication you want to subscribe to has Bitcoin enabled, you'll see an option to pay via Bitcoin or via a credit card. You'll complete checkout with OpenNode and will receive a confirmation email once your payment goes through.

Note: For more information on OpenNode’s checkout process, visit their help center.

Can I request a refund if I paid using Bitcoin?

Unfortunately, due to the nature of Bitcoin, Substack will not process refunds for Bitcoin subscriptions. The writer may do so manually if they wish and you'll need to contact them directly.

Tip: To get in touch with a writer, you can email them at [subdomain] Just replace 'subdomain' with the name of their publication! 

How do subscription renewals work?

Unlike a credit card, no one can withdraw money from your Bitcoin wallet. Therefore, we don't offer auto-renewals for Bitcoin payments but we'll email you when your subscription expires to remind you to renew.

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