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Proposed payment system leveraging payment channels which allow re-negotiation of balances that finally get executed on the Bitcoin blockchain.

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Converting NodeID and BitcoinKey from Lightning Network (LND) logs

From the LND logs I have something like this (I changed some characters for privacy): NodeID1: ([33]uint8) (len=33 cap=33) { 00000000 02 19 8b 61 42 18 89 24 74 fc 95 ed 64 c4 77 91 |.9.a@(.$t......
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Is Z-man's PTLC construction implementable using libsecp256k1-zkp?

In a mailing list post Z-man details a PTLC construction which he claims is "is almost entirely a MuSig ritual". My question is whether this MusigTweak is what is called the adaptor (last argument of ...
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How can a closing transaction in LN have more than 2 outputs?

I collected some data regarding closing transactions of channels in LN and I see that a small percentage of them have more than two outputs. How is this possible? An example of such closing ...
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Get invoice amount from payment request - LND REST API

I'm using the REST API of my LN node to generate and pay invoices. I would like to know how to get the invoice amount/value in sats from the payment request I receive. I found this : https://api....
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Do payment channels have an address? And where are their transactions actually being written to?

In the Lighting Network or with micropayment it's possible to open up payment channels that basically work like a smart contract. At the beginning, the channel is funded by one or two parties with ...
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LN Payment Channels: Can you have more than two nodes in a channel?

I can't seem to find an answer to this but apologies if this exists somewhere already. From the last paragraph of section 2.0 in the lightning network paper version 0.5.9.2, "Micropayment channels ...
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Lightning Network: How was the maximum allowed HTLCs in flight computed?

The maximum acceptable max_accepted_htlcs (maximum number of HTLCs forwarded concurrently) is specified by the BOLTS as being 483. How was this value chosen ?
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Receiving payment on Lightning Network with LNBig as initial funder?

I was able to open a channel to myself from LNBig and withdrew 100 sats from Reddit's lntipbot. This appeared to be successful! Output of lncli channelbalance: { "balance": "100", "...
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c-lightning channel announcement/establishment issue

I've been running a c-lightning node over Tor with 2 open channel for a few months and it still hasn't forwarded any payment. Maybe it's normal due to the low amount of liquidity provided by my node, ...
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How to provide a proof-of-payment to an offline Lightning Network vending machine?

I'm considering building a Lightning Network vending machine that is offline but has the capability to create LN invoices and verify payments. As an example the scheme has: One offline vending ...
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Exact syntax for lightning-cli txprepare

I have tried many different forms but I cannot prepare a transaction with lightning-cli txprepare from the Linux prompt. lightning-cli txprepare [{\"bc1qvzr0mwps952d0cdmchyd2pe5rlee5tfces5dzf\":\"all\...
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Lightning Network LND - Retrieve payment by hash

How do I get an outgoing Payment by paymentHash using LND REST API? I know that GET /v1/payments returns all payments, but I would like to get one in particular, not all as there may be thousands. ...
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Adversarial Question: Why not fork LND Loop and provide the service freely/cheaply?

Adversarial Question: Now that LND Loop is paid product, what stops someone from forking the software and selling the product themselves, or integrating it freely? The only reason I can think of is ...
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When will my Lightning channel be closed?

I have a force closed channel from lnbig.com and it has been pending in closing state for over 2 weeks (42600+ blocks). When might it be closed so I can request a new one? What are the default/...
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How private is Strike by Zap? [closed]

I am asking myself how much information can Strike theoretically collect on its users? Does Lightning have any benefits in this case? https://medium.com/@JimmyMow/announcing-strike-by-zap-4f578c7c8984
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c-lightning node backup-restore

How do I restore a c-lightning node from a backed up hsm_secret ? I have tried running lightningd by replacing the generated hsm_secret with the backed-up one. It shows no output and no channel. How ...
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Can failed Transactions figure out which Channel is exhausted?

According to information in this LND PR the sender of an TemporaryChannelFailure can be determined: In many cases it is impossible for the sender to determine which of the two nodes in a pair is ...
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What happens with the bitcoin locked in the payment channel if both sides lose the backup?

If none of the sides closes the channel, is the coin locked up forever?
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What is the 'tlv_payload' in lnd route?

When creating a custom route, if you use the queryroutes from lnd it sometimes with tlv_payload set to either True or False. How does the node figure whether to set this flag? I cant seem to find ...
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how are lightning network payments instant and secure at the same time?

I have a question regarding lightning network. It's a bit of a long question so please bear with me. If have 1 bitcoin in my wallet and buy an item costing that amount from a shop. I leave the shop ...
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What additional considerations are there for dual-funded payment channels?

Naively, it seems like a dual-funded channel should not be much more complicated than a single funded channel; You'd just have an extra input from Bob and it would be reflected in the balances of the ...
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c-lightning missing outputs

A few days ago I did a submarine swap in order to rebalance a channel of mine. I opted to be refunded on-chain using a brand-new address generated with c-lightning newaddr command. I used the p2sh ...
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Are both CSV and nLocktime unnecessary in Eltoo?

The Eltoo paper says "Notice that we could use nSequence for this purpose, but due to the interplay with OP_CSV we opted to use nLocktime". Now that Lau showed CSV not to be necessary, does that mean ...
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What happens if the commitment tx fee is too low?

How often are commitment tx fees negotiated? Is it every time a payment is made and a new commitment transaction is formed? What about if there are no payments but both nodes see that the on chain ...
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How to get the capacity of remote channel in Eclair?

I want to query an Eclair node for properties of a channel which I'm not a party of. Obviously, this information is in the local view of the network graph and is used for routing. However, the API ...
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Lightning Node High Availability/High Throughput

Are there any resources/best practises on running a highly available/high throughput lightning node? If my lightning service where to take off, should I be running multiple lightning nodes or a single ...
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In LN, how could a payer prove to 3rd party that he indeedly made a payment to the payee?

For regular on-chain payments, a txid can prove at least a transferring of value indeedly happened, at a specific time, despite that it may be totally irrelevant. For example, a malicious user can ...
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Lnd - how to open a double-funded channel

I know about lncli openchannel, however this means I will open a (bidirectional) channel with my peer, but initially just my side will have some balance. Let's say I agree with a collegue running ...
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Lightning - why are commitment transactions supposed to use different keys

In the paper BIP32 and deterministic key derivation are mentioned. But why given that two peers directly exchange messages (i.e., there is no need to obscure anything)? Alice always exchanges state ...
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How to obtain your nodeID (QR code) in eclair-mobile?

I want someone to open a direct (no hops between us) channel to me in lightning (she will be the funder, I'll be the fundee). How can I get the QR code of my node in my eclair wallet to show to the ...
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Can someone explain how an HTLC is redeemed?

I'm looking at Bolt 3 in the Lightning rfc. My question is about how a HTLC is redeemed. Example HTLC script for reference: # To remote node with revocation key OP_DUP OP_HASH160 <RIPEMD160(SHA256(...
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Eltoo channel - can opening be off-chain

In Eltoo the set-up phase is similar to Lightning. You fund a n-of-n multisig (usually 2-of-2). Of course you don't want to publish this until you have a bail-out possibility - called "settlement ...
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What is the rationale for the Lightning network's path length limit (20 hops)?

A sender in the Lightning network can choose a path with up to 20 intermediaries (BOLT4). Tor is another network that uses onion routing for anonymity. However, in Tor all paths have 3 intermediaries,...
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Does node order have meaning in a JSON describing the Lightning network graph?

LN clients can export their view of the network as a JSON file. For instance, in a file obtained from LND, a channel (edge) is described by this structure: { "channel_id": "555479871492063233", ...
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Lost funds on my lightning node?

I've been using lightning network daemon (LND). In an effort to have a balanced node with somewhat equal amounts on both side of my channels, I've sometimes opened channels with the command lncli ...
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Help signing a P2WSH Multisig

I'm trying to construct a transaction in regtest mode that spends from a P2WSH 2-of-2 multisig. Here is the funding transaction for 5 btc. It also contains a change output for 5 btc. ...
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Creating bech32 address on bitcoin core automatically generate another address on lightning network

my lightning network backend is bitcoind. Interesting when I execute getnewaddress label bech32 another bech32 address is automatically generated. I found it because at the lightning network console ...
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“private” agreement between two c-lightning nodes on channel closure fee

When i was at LNConf, one of the devs of c-lightning (IIRC) told me that there is a custom, manual way to agree between two nodes on channel closing fees. Can anyone elaborate how this is possible? I ...
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Will a channel be automatically closed if there's a expiring HTLC that doesn't have its own output in the commitment transaction?

When routed Lightning payments are smaller than some amount they don't get their own HTLC output in the commitment transaction. Instead the funds reserved to it are directed to transaction fees. When ...
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How and When are lightning channels disabled?

On the testnet and some mainnet there are channels which are disabled, so if you try to route a payment through them it failed with this as an error message. Reading through the RPC commands, it seems ...
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lightning network bitcoin howto install

Hello fellow bitcoiners, I would like to install lightning over Bitcoin core - I already have a full node. But every guide I follow ends up with a broken build or some issue preventing to finish the ...
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Bidirectional channel opening in c-lightning

With the current version of c-lightning is it possible to open a bidirectional channel funded by both parties? I managed to open a channel with fundchannel command, but that seems to be a ...
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How does the 'queryroutes' function in lightning's LND calculate the route fees?

I am testing my own routing implementation and for some weird reason a handful of channels reject my payment stating InsufficientFee. The scenario is A -c1-> B -c2-> C whereby Node A is ...
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Doubt on lightning channel opening

It's 5 days since I opened my first (and unique, for now) lightning channel. Unfortunately it seems that only me have funded the channel while the counterparty didn't, so the channel it's actually a ...
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Throughput of Lightning Network

Is there any reliable source of information regarding the estimation of the number of payments that occur in Lightning Network every day? If the total number is impossible to estimate are there any ...
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In Lightning commitment transactions, what do the upper 8 bits of sequence and locktime represent?

In Bolt 3 of the Lightning Network specs, for commitment transactions it states: locktime: upper 8 bits are 0x20, lower 24 bits are the lower 24 bits of the obscured commitment number. sequence: ...
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Could someone provide an example of a tx spending from an input with a relative LockTime?

I want to see an example of a raw transaction which spends from an input which has a relative LockTime applied to it. An example would be a transaction from a Lightning payment channel in which a user ...
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What is the difference between listpeers vs listnodes commands?

In c-lightning implementation, what is the difference between the listpeers and listnodes commands of lightning-cli?
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Would a dual-funded channel be a single UTXO?

Would a dual-funded channel be a single tx? The peers would cooperatively create a single tx with at least 1 input each. Is this correctly understood?
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How to securely update and verify C-Lightning release?

Recently, a new version (v0.7.3) of C-Lightning was released. The GitHub page has detailed instructions on how to build the software from source, but does not provide much details as to how to update ...

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