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How to organize a lightning node so that the liquidity is self balancing?

Does anyone here know a method to organize a lightning node so that it becomes self balancing? By self balancing I mean that the liquidity is "mostly" balanced so that transactions flow in ...
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How to implement Just in Time Routing on our lightning node

Can anyone here tell me how to implement "Just in Time Routing" for our lightning node? We are running Umbrel for our node so if this is possible / feasible can it also be automated? Thank ...
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Would it be feasible to time channel rebalancing by watching miner fees?

Is there a way to monitor Bitcoin miners’ fees so one would could calculate the optimum time to perform a circular re-balance thereby minimizing the fees charged?
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How to attract traffic to a Lightning routing node

We have a lightning node and are searching for some educated advice on how to attract more traffic to our routing node. A short explanation of what we have been experiencing. We have a small node ...
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Balances do not add up to channel capacity

Using LND, I opened a channel with --local_amt=1100000 and --push_amt=500000. I would think that would open a channel with a capacity of 1100000, a local balance of 600000 and a remote balance of ...
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I opened a channel and sent 1500 msats to my counterparty. Why can I still not receive anything?

I'm aware that when I first open a channel, all of the channel balance is on my side, so I can only send and not receive. So, I opened a channel and then sent my counterparty 1500 millisatoshis—but I ...
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How can I circumvent an “Unable to open channel, funding amount is too large” error?

Getting this error when trying to open a channel with an existing peer: Unable to open channel, funding amount is too large, the max channel size is: 0.16777215 BTC Where is this limit set up and why ...
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Lightning channel decrease capacity

Let's say Alice and Bob have a 2BTC channel together. Both have a balance of 1BTC. Can Alice withdraw part of her balance (say, 0.5BTC) from the channel?
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Why would a popular e-commerce lack incoming liquidity?

I am not able to understand why if a popular ecommerce will not lack incoming capacity and the below highlighted part Closing channels will incur an on-chain fee and will reduce your Lightning node’s ...
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How would you send more than a channel's capacity?

Let's say Alice wants to send Bob 1BTC. So, let's say Alice funded a channel with Bob of 1BTC+some minuscule amount of BTC for fees and let's say Alice transferred the whole channel capacity to Bob. ...
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LSP best practices

The problem of getting inbound liquidity on the Lightning Network has given rise to Lightning Service Providers, essentially node operators on the Lightning Network, that provide new nodes with ...
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How do I set up a long-lived lightning channel for accepting bitcoin donations?

I want to set up a long-lived lightning channel to accept bitcoin donations. The plan was to open a channel with a capacity of 2.5 mBTC (currently valued around ~100$), "reverse submarine swap&...
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Fund Umbrel lighting wallet with BlueWallet?

Just set up Umbrel node. How does one fund the lightning wallet? Besides funding the Bitcoin Core wallet and sending to the lightning wallet. I added BlueWallet and tried to send from there to my own ...
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How do I choose new lightning channels in order to minimize hops when rebalancing?

Currently my fees are quite high when I try to rebalance and I noticed that I can't rebalance some channels from any of my other channels. I have only six or seven channels and would like to expand to ...
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How can I make my node a Lightning routing node?

I've spent some time setting up Umbrel on my rPi4, I've synced my Bitcoin Core wallet and funded two channels... Which I've now come to realize that's for me to make payments. I was really hoping to ...
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Expand lightning channel capacity or open new channel?

when I got started with my lightning node last week, I made a channel with only 20.000 sats outbound liquidity to test things out. There is no inbound liquidity in this channel. Now I would like to ...
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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? [duplicate]

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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I can pay invoices on my mainnet LND node, but others cannot pay my invoices

I have an LND node running the 0.5.2-beta release on a 2 core, 8GB ram Ubuntu 16.04 VM. This is my node: https://1ml.com/node/02d5efae50c1cdc6011e40b74f061ea4f444088865ec14a59e4ee6cf0d71c842fc I used ...
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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 ...
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