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LND Loop is an open-source solution with MIT Licence. So, you are free to fork the code and create your own solution without any restrictions. In fact, there are a number of submarine swap companies out there that offer you a solution to import/export liquidity from your channel. LND Loop will just be one amongst a sea of such solutions. Market share winners ...


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LND loop server is not open source. You can interact with Loop from LND which is open source. On the other hand there are already other commercial products that offer submarine swaps as a service. You also can not offer a loop service for free because someone still needs to bear the costs of moving funds from off-chain to on-chain or vice versa. You could ...


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I played around with loop and got some of the answers. Posting here as it can also be useful to others. I did multiple loop out operations, and every time my counterparty was a node 03fb2a0ca79c005f493f1faa83071d3a937cf220d4051dc48b8fe3a087879cf14a. I assume this is the loop server node. It does not necessarily mean that loop only has one server node, but ...


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Lightning Labs manages the lnd node(s) running on the private (closed source) server you are correct. Your node receiving Loop payments on LN will need a route to their node, however part of the service Loop is providing (and charges for) requires them to keep channels balanced to pay your invoices or accept payments on demand. The closed source ...


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I would not recommend the notion of a one way offline channel. Historically one way channels could have been build for a long time by offering new signatures for spending an output of a 2-2 wallet to the 2nd party in which more and more btc of the consumed input are given to the 2nd party. The second party naturally has an incentive to publish the latest of ...


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Payment routing could handle this. Any business has operational costs and will have to make outgoing payments. If your concern is that channels will mostly consist of payments in a single direction (i.e. from customers to larger businesses), and that this will lead to a high frequency of channel closings or on-chain settlements, then we can consider the ...


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