Currently LN seems a bit centralized - few central, well funded nodes seem to route transactions and make profits. I was wondering if limiting the number of channels a node can open to a certain max number, would make the LN more decentralized, in a sense that big central nodes won’t be able to have hundreds of channels and the routing action will spread more evenly to the network. Does this make sense?

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    Do you have any research results supporting your claims behind your question? Jul 31, 2021 at 22:35
  • Absolutely not. Just wondering
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    Aug 1, 2021 at 17:54

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Short answer: Such rule would not change anything people could split their funds across several nodes similar to LNBIG.

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