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You opened a 1 million Satoshi channel and send 500 sats to the other side. The protocol requires a 1%channel reserve kept on both sides for the penalty mechanism to always have enough collateral. This one percent is ignored initially if you never had that much balance (e. G. On new channels) but is the reason why you can't send sats unless you met the 1% ...


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The to_self_delay is a parameter set by the funder of a channel when initiating its creation. The fundee may or may not like it and as a consequence accept or refuse the opening request. As currently specified, the Lightning Network does not permit the update of this parameter once the channel is opened. It presents some engineering challenges (mainly ...


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According to the protocol specification at BOLT 2 the open_channel messages suggest [u16:to_self_delay] it further says to_self_delay is the number of blocks that the other node's to-self outputs must be delayed, using OP_CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY delays; this is how long it will have to wait in case of breakdown before redeeming its own funds. and The sending ...


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