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You can use one of the API however its not recommended. Example: Caravan has the option to use blockstream.info API or local bitcoind.


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There are few minor reasons why this might to useful for an electrum server: Knowing what block height / protocol version other peers are operating via features advertised by peers to verify network issues Banning bad peers via blacklisted peer list


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You can write everything on a piece of paper or print it if printer is not connected to internet. Things that should be written on paper for successful recovery later: Seed phrase Derivation path Electrum version You can also try descriptor based paper wallets however I am not sure if Electrum supports descriptors yet: https://bitcoindevkit.org/blog/2021/...


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A good way to test if the server works is to send a small test transaction to yourself. You will need to tell your client about the server. For example try using electrum -1 -s localhost:50002. The -1 makes it so you only connect to one server.


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From the GUI, you can find your lightning node ID by navigating to Wallet > Information in the applications menu bar.


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How to avoid such situations? You should be able to view the status of your first transaction in the history tab in Electrum. You can right click on a transaction to get some options to affect that transaction. If using the Electrum daemon and command line you can use the electrum history command. I suspect if you had seen a pending transaction, you wouldn'...


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You can check number of confirmations in Electrum or use one of the below methods to check confirmations for you transaction: Check multiple explorers for transaction. Examples: mempool.space and blockstream.info Setup one of the open source block explorers and do not rely on other services. Example: NBXplorer You can setup and use your own Electrum server ...


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