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How much do Bitcoin Lightning Network Watchtowers make in fees to justify their 24/7 server uptime costs?

I understand that a watchtower service for the Bitcoin lightning network requires fees to do their job. How much is this fee to justify a 24/7 server uptime cost? Can one use the bitcoin lightning ...
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Where are my lightning routing fees stored (lnd), when do they get payed out?

I watch my lightning node (lnd) routing some amounts. And with lncli feereport I see some sums, let's say 700 sats for this week. But where are those sats? How can I lookup the accumulated routing ...
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Transferring all funds from a custodial service over Lightning Network

This is the third time (meaning three different services) something like this has happened to me: A custodial service holds a small amount of my bitcoin. When I want to withdraw all funds to my own ...
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Negative fees on Lightning network and fees on incoming liquidity

Why there aren't negative fees on lightning network protocol and the ability to set incoming fees? Would there be any benefit? Let me describe the situation. There are nodes where the most of the ...
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What speaks against dropping the percentage fee in lightning?

If the goal of the lightning network is to route payments as cheap as possible (i know this is an assumption and maybe not everyone agrees), why wouldn't it be a good idea to just drop the percentage ...
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What are the implications of min_htlc_size in "Pickhardt Payments" on the Lightning Network?

I've read the paper "Optimally Reliable & Cheap Payment Flows on the Lightning Network" by Rene Pickhardt & Stefan Richter and I'm tempted to assume the answer to my question, but I ...
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Why was the base_fee for the routing fee calculation of the Lightning Network included?

Currently and as defined by BOLT 07 on the Lightning Network, the fees for forwarding an HTLC of amount amount_to_forward are computed as: fee_base_msat + amount_to_forward * ...