I am new to using Bitcoin and the Lightning Network.
I was looking at this: https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-reference#bitcoin-core-apis I saw REST APIs as well but did not seen any functions for POST, DELTE, etc. Would be realistic to try to make a REST APIs using these functions. One should not have to worry about authorization since the Blockchain is public - right? I wanted to create functionality that would be called when openning/closing a Channel on the Blockchain from the Lightning Network.
Also, I was hoping that in creating a BTCD daemon (and synching it with the Blockchain), one could perhaps have their transactions commit faster. But, it looks as though this can only be done by miners(?) Is my understanding correct?