Capacity: 219,379,492 SAT (~2.194 BTC) / Channels: 42
Dedicated to becoming a great routing node. Anyone may open a route - 4m+ preferred, but less is fine for new node runners.
Hubness Rank: 499
Weighted for channel sizes: 727
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Hopness Rank: 341
Weighted for channel sizes: 1436
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Betweenness Rank: 744
Weighted for channel sizes: 449
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Posted 2 months ago
The past couple weeks I've spent a lot of time learning how to run a Bitcoin Lightning Node. I have been surprised at how fun it is, and enjoyed the challenge of optimizing routes and learning the ropes.
Of course, all of us wish we knew a thing or two before beginning this adventure, so I thought I would write quick post sharing some of the best sources for information I found. It is not exhaustive, but it should give guidance to anyone wanting to learn more and yet overwhelmed by the rabbit hole that is Lightning.
r/Bitcoin and r/getumbrel are also good resources
A Raspberry Pi can work to run Lightning on, if you're only making a node so you have custody of your funds (say you wanted to take a trip to El Salvador and put some Lightning BTC on your phone) or if you have one sitting around and just want to experiment before committing more money. But if you want to run an actual routing node, it's best to get a beefier tech.
Lots of people talk about "Stacking Sats", and that's great, but don't be afraid to buy and replace your sats while growing your channel. With BTC currently at $20k, and sats/vByte being very low, there is unlikely to be a better time to spend those sats to get your node better connected. I've been tracking how much each inbound channel costs so I can buy and replace those sats. Generally, it is $2-$3 for a few million in inbound liquidity! This is not just a bargain as you grow your node from 0, but also great for learning.
Plenty more to learn here but wanted to data dump what I've got so far. Hope it was helpful, and feel free to open a channel!
Triangle Capacity: 15,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 12198
Triangle Capacity: 3,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 12142
Triangle Capacity: 1,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 11985
Pentagon Capacity: 1,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 11906
Triangle Capacity: 500,000 SATView Swap ID: 11867
This bitcoin lightning network node identified by the pubkey: 02584a68b60caf391e6147d0199ee6d1db73abc3d4fb3206e9b99178458d29b859 also known by the alias: Five_Aces is accessible on the lightning network address: email@example.com:9735 .
The node has 42 channels, and a total channel capacity of: 219,379,492 Satoshis, which is equivalent to ~2.194 BTC. The node's physical location and IP address is protected by the Tor network to preserve privacy. The node's hex color is #3399ff. The information regarding this node and it channels has been updated last on 2022-12-06 07:24:25 UTC.
This node page has been claimed by user: Five Aces ♠♥️♦️♣️₿ and has been verified through a digital signature as well. The user has created their account 2 months ago, and has been last seen 1 day ago.
The user has participated in 6 swaps on LightningNetwork+. The node operator has opened 6 channels to LN+ users through Swaps. The user has received 6 positive ratings from other users. The user has generously donated to LN+ to support the operation of the site.
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