I recently got my lightning node up and running (went the easy route via Casa node). I noticed that I was having a difficult time tracking the amount of sats in a given channel..I wasn't doing any transactions with them, but they seemed to vary up and down 1000 sats up, 2000 down, etc.
Confused, I finally opened up a payment channel only to watch it, see how it moves, with a nice round number: 1,000,000 satoshis.
It's still in pending state (trying to open it up with ACINQ node for little miner money, still hasn't been picked up by a btc miner)...anyways..it's still in pending state, but the amount now lists "989,869 sats Pending" not 1 million sats as I tried to open the channel with. . .
Should'nt satoshi quantity stay the same for a given channel (if it's all opened up and no txns are occuring, or if as in my case it's in pending state?). Does the bitcoin price going up or down affect the amount of btc/satoshis in a channel?