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Ownership of private keys in the Lightning Network

My question refers to the technical side: who is holding the private keys if a third party is using my lightning node to participate in the Lightning Network payment channel ? Thank you
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0.00603581 is in my bit coin wallet how much do I own? [closed]

If I have 0.00603581 in my bitcoin wallet who much do I accually own ?
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How to determine what's mine?

I for example own 10 BTC does that mean, in some Blocks in the valid part of the blockchain is written, that I received at some point in time a certain amount of BTC? How do I prove that the ...
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What is a simple way to sign a message to verify that you possess the private key for a specific public address?

I need to explain to somebody step by step how to go through the process of signing a message to verify they own the private keys associated with an address containing funds. This is to ensure ...
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Does Bitcoin have a physical equivalent like US dollars do?

I can send US dollars electronically and they get recorded electronically at my bank. However I can also get a piece of paper to represent different amounts. For example, my bank will give me a '...
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Any attack vector for Proof of Witness?

When Alice wants to send Bob some coins all she has to do is sign a transfer of ownership with her private keys and publicize that announcement until Bob is happy with the number of witnesses. For ...
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If someone bought an old computer and found Bitcoins in it, could they use it (legally)?

Let's say someone bought a used computers which has a copy of a bunch of Bitcoin keypairs. Is he legally allowed to transfer them? Is this case analogous to finding a pile of cash inside a used bag?
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Ownership Question [closed]

I have a very un-tech savvy friend who thinks she purchased $100 worth of bitcoin in 2008 or 2009, but has since relocated to another state and doesn't know where her records are. Is there some sort ...
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API that gives owner of tx/address?

I'm trying to do some analysis of different entities on the bitcoin network. I'm looking for an API that I can input a transaction id or address into and it will tell me the exchange, miner, or other ...
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What happens to the original bitcoin after a wallet restore?

I'm thinking of buying some bitcoins. Before I do I want to be sure that I can backup and restore my wallet - Bitcoin Core. This seemed to go ok, the bitcoin loaded into the new wallet which was on a ...
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How can I officially prove that a Bitcoin private key is owned by an entity?

I am the co-founder of an early-stage startup that aims to prove existence of various qualifications (academic, professional...) via the Bitcoin Blockchain. In order to validate a piece of data, an ...
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Does anyone get custodial control of your funds when using Lightning Network?

When I open a payment channel on Lightning Network, do I need to subject my funds to custodial control of another party? Is there a counterparty risk in Lightning Network?
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Bitcoin adresses seem not to be collision resistant. Please tell me I am wrong [duplicate]

I am trying to understand Bitcoin addresses, but it does not seem to be easy at all. As far as I know, a Transaction uses one or more addresses as input and one or more addresses as output. Is this ...
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What if my Internet Service Provider decides not to let me send bitcoins?

Since bitcoins are sent through the internet, what would happen if my Internet Service Provider prevented me from sending bitcoins? If they can do that, does that mean that I don't really control my ...
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Is There a Safe Way to Decentralize or Spread Ownership of a Company Using Bitcoin or Altcoins?

We are starting a social enterprise that is focusing on home oriented products and services - starting with real estate brokerage services. The profits from this organization will be used to battle ...
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Can you inherit bitcoins without the private key?

Since the private key is needed to validate ownership, how does it work when you cannot access the private key? Say X owned bitcoins and willed it to Y, but Y does not have X's private key. Say X's ...
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How can one prove the ownership of an address? [duplicate]

Is there a way to prove the ownership of an address without spending bitcoins? I Imagine something like signing some given data with the private key - how much would that weaken the security of the ...
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How does one claim ownership of an NXT address?

Apparently, NTX uses very short addresses and a very small alphabet. There is a system designed to claim ownership of a given address, but I couldn't find much information on it. How is it handled in ...