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How to fund a bidirectional payment channel?

Assuming two users want to create a bidirectional channel between themselves such that user_1 wants to pay 2 BTC to user_2 at the end and he divides this amount into 10 micro-payment (each micro-...
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What are all the payment channels implementations?

I know the Lightning Network (which Electrum wallet experimentally supports) is an implementation of a payment channel, but Mastering Bitcoin (2nd ed.) ch. 12, § "Routed Payment Channels (...
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How are Lightning network, duplex channels, and micropayment channels related?

I'm new to Bitcoin and just became familiar with Micropayment channels. But how exactly do they relate to: Lightning network Duplex Micropayment Channels ? I am reading about these but can't find a ...
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How to obtain the Channel_ID from the Short_Channel_ID?

Is there a way to retrieve the Channel_ID knowing the Short_Channel_ID without using any lightning network explorer? How is the Short_Channel_ID calculated? Is this operation reversible?
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Duplex micropayment channels: criticisms of Lightning and implementation

A paper from 2015 by Decker and Wattenhofer proposes an interesting design for a payment channel network, which differs from the Lightning network. The authors claim in the Related work section that ...
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micropayment channels, n-m addresses, interoperability

I just read bitcoinJ's working with contracts tutorial and I am puzzled as: it seems to me that n-m addresses are implemented in Bitcoinj using plain multisig (as defined in this bit of the developer'...
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How is a transaction verified in a micropayment channel?

Let's say Alice opens a micropayment channel with Bob and sends $10 into the multi sig transaction. How do we know that Alice has those $10? Or are we taking the risk of her double spending it?
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Reuse of payment hash in Lightning Network

Suppose there exist two such payment transfer request: A transfers 1 msat to R via A->B->C->R and S transfers 5 msat to R via S->B->C->R. Let the two HTLCs be formed across both the paths ...
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Implementing an "ad-hoc-like network of payment channels" on top of Bitcoin network?

If we define an ad-hoc network as follows: "An ad hoc network is a network that is composed of individual devices communicating with each other directly." [1] ad-hoc networks do not rely on ...
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