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Based on your comments, I think one fundamental issue you're missing is that to pay with LN, the other party has to be online at the time. There's no question of "what happens if Bob is offline" because if he is offline, no payment is possible. The other thing you need to know - especially if you meant that Bob is offline after the payment was completed - ...


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Doublespends are not possible, because a payment on LN is only considered finalized once both payment channel owners have revoked the previous state of the payment channel by handing their partner a breach remedy that invalidates the previous state. Thus, Bob should not hand over whatever service Alice was purchasing until the payment is finalized. Once the ...


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