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Lightning channel decrease capacity

As mentioned by Antoine, Alice and Bob could make a transaction to close the channel, Alice could use her payout to make the payment, and then Alice could use the change of that payment reopen the ...
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Lightning channel decrease capacity

If you mean decreasing the capacity of the channel to 1.5BTC in order to withdraw 0.5BTC onchain, it is possible in theory but not yet part of the Lightning Network protocol nor its implementations. ...
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Why would a popular e-commerce lack incoming liquidity?

This is a matter of liquidity. A payment channel of 1BTC may only transfer at most 1BTC [0] in each direction. Let's take an example: Alice and Bob have a 1BTC payment channel: Alice <- 1BTC -> ...
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Can we send fund from one channel to another in Lightning?

The Lightning Network is a network of routed payment channels. You can transfer funds from one channel to another by finding a route. Now, you can't at the moment increase or decrease the capacity of ...
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Does the payment for both parties are settled instantly in Lightning Network

The time lock mechanism in uncooperative channel closes exists to create a dispute period during which the other party (or a watchtower on its behalf) can publish the "penalty transaction" ...
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