Kagi now accepts Paypal, EUR and Bitcoin (Lightning) payments
One of the most frequently requested features on Kagi has been the expansion of our payment methods so that more people can more easilly enjoy the benefits of Kagi Search.
We are happy to announce that Kagi now accepts payments through PayPal and Venmo, as well as EUR payments via iDEAL and Giropay. In addition we accept Bitcoin and Bitcoin Lightning through OpenNode.
Implementing such payment solution was challenging due to our lack of experience with cryptocurrency payments. After extensive research and with community assistance, we partnered with OpenNode to facilitate privacy-preserving payments without the need for KYC, while also providing an efficient off-ramp to USD for our own needs.
All new payment methods are one-time transactions used to top off your Kagi balance at your discretion. Your membership will then automatically draw funds from this balance on renewal.
You can find the option to pay using these alternative payment methods on the plan selection screen, either during the onboarding process, or when navigating to “Upgrade to Premium Membership” under Settings -> Billing if you already have a free account. If you are already a susbcriber you can click “Switch Plan” in the Billing screen.
Then at the bottom of the price page, click “Alternative payment methods” link.
If you encounter any issues with the new payment methods, please do not hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org