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How does circular rebalance on LN work?

How does circular rebalance on LN work? (note: circular rebalance is term used in RTL, I use lnd). Let me describe the situation that happened to me: I have two channels, one with Alice, one with Bob. ...
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Autonomous Loop channel

Can I have an autonomous loop channel with myself where I would suck all excess inbound/outbound capacity to/from channels I have with other parties? In such a case, I would not have to even burden ...
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New Node User Opening Channels Through Zap

I recently set up my first node and connected through Zap. I currently have one channel open which is funded on my local side and on the remote side for a small amount. I was told that my node is not ...
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What is “Link-Level Multiplexing”?

In a discussion about private channels, Conner Fromknecht mentioned a concept called Link-Level Multiplexing. What is this and what is it useful for? How does it work?
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How can I send a payment to myself with lightening to rebalance 2 channels?

I have an active channel with bitstamp with a balance on my side. Bitstamp has an active channel with lightening power users (lpu) with balance on their side (I checked this with lncli queryroutes ...
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Can my 10,000 satoshi channel with a large LN node receive multiple LN payments that are larger than the amount in the channel?

Can my LN channel for some amount "X" receive a LN payement larger than "X"..or receive multiple small payments that exceed "X"? For example, say I have an online tea store and have one 100,000 ...
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How can you construct a cycle with LND to rebalance one of your channels with another?

I have at least two open channels, one of which has inbound capacity and the other has outbound capacity. How can I find a route and construct a payment to rebalance my channels against each other ...
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Is it possible to rebalance channels by sending to yourself (from a channel to an other) in c-lightning? How?

I know it is possible with LND and I don't know if it is possible with Eclair. I have tried to issue an invoice and to find a route with the same node but I got the { "code" : -1, "message" : "Could ...
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Lightning, multiple channels to the same node

With LND, you can open multiple channels to the same node. Is there any advantages to having multiple channels (to the same node) versus having one channel? Eg. one channel with a capacity of 1 000 ...
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Why did my lightning node not route payments after I have funded 5 payment channels?

I have setup a docker-compose with bitcoind and clightning. After 28 hours funding 5 channels I see nothing at all. I do not expect income, but at least that the channels are used. $ lightning-cli ...
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Receiving payment in Lightning Network is a big problem?

There are some requirements to receive Lightning funds. According to here, Nothing can be received immediately after creating a new payment channel, as ‘room’ for incoming funds has to be made by ...
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How to receive funds in LN

http://lightning-wallet.com/using-lightning-wallet#receiving-lightning-funds This link states that: Nothing can be received once a fresh channel is created since a room for incoming funds should ...
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How will the Lightning Network handle most money being pushed towards specific nodes?

Are there simulations of scenarios taking into consideration that most payments in LN will go into specific nodes (say, Amazon or Ebay)? The majority of payments we make are not towards our friends, ...
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Do relay nodes need to have money in order to relay transactions?

Imagine Alice wants to send 0.5 btc to Bob. They both open channels with Carol, a relay node that has no money. They create single funded channels each of 1 btc. Now Alice updates her channel to be 0....
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Why can't lightning network channels increase balances?

If A and B have a Lightning Network channel,it was opened with a funding transaction (say, 1BTC from both sides for 2BTC total). After A has spent some time transacting with B, the balance of the ...