I'm trying to understand how the lightning network works in practice, so I figured I'd just use some Electrum wallets on testnet.
So here's what I did:
- set up two wallets
- funded them with some tBTC
- opened a channel to the same node on both
My goal? Send a small amount of BTC via LN. Except... I think I don't understand some fundamentals, or perhaps the error is misleading, since an attempt to transfer a small amount between my two wallets results in a "No path found" error.
It might be that I picked a "weak" node to open a channel with? Like, if I were to use LN on mainnet, is it this hit-or-miss if payments go through? Because opening a channel, ultimately, isn't free (it might be on testnet, but you know)...