How To Operate A Profitable Lightning Node

How To Operate A Profitable Lightning Node

People who run Lightning Network nodes can charge fees to process transactions through their Lightning channels, thus earning small amounts of BTC. For instance, depending on network activity, a single Lightning node could route $10,000 worth of transactions per month and receive a 0.25 percent fee ...

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Blockstream Completes Its First Lightning Transaction on Bitcoin Testnet

Blockstream engineers Paul “Rusty” Russell and Dr. Christian Decker completed their first lightning transaction on Bitcoin’s testnet this week. The test transaction was made using the latest version of the Blockstream’s lightning prototype software, lightningd 0.5 and consisted of a digital purchase from a web-store. Speaking to Bitcoin Magazine Decker said: “This is a big milestone for us. It's the first time we have a channel setup on a real blockchain, with real latencies and block rates, and it's the first multi-hop transaction, where a payment for a digital good routes from one node....

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Lightning network vulnerability discovered, upgrade immediately

The lightning vulnerability was made public on Oct 9. Lightning network node operators running LND versions prior to the Oct. 1 version 0.11 upgrade have been urged to upgrade immediately after a vulnerability was discovered affecting LND versions 0.10 and below.The vulnerability was made public in an Oct. 9 announcement from Lightning engineer Conner Fromknecht, head of cryptographic engineering at Lightning Labs. Fromknecht said:“While we have no reason to believe these vulnerabilities have been exploited in the wild, we strongly urge the community to upgrade to lnd 0.11.0 or above....