Routing Node with power backup. WUMBO channels enabled. Anchor commitments compatible. Fees are kept balanced. Minimum channel size of 2M sats, recommended 4M sats or more. Part of the Reddit Megahub - /r/TheLightningNetwork Check site for any questions or other inquiries, for example, incoming channels or force-close requests. Want to send a tip? Use KeySend or go to patron.lightninghoarder.net
Hubness Rank: 189
Weighted for channel sizes: 126
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Hopness Rank: 377
Weighted for channel sizes: 3500
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Betweenness Rank: 400
Weighted for channel sizes: 164
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Posted 12 months ago
This is something you should be using on your node. In this post we will discuss specifically Private Altruist Watchtowers for LND. We also have a list of several up-to-date watchtowers ready to use.
From Watchtowers | Bitcoin Optech:
Watchtowers send LN breach remedy transactions (justice transactions) when they detect that one of their client’s counterparty has broadcast an outdated channel close transaction.
The service provided by watchtowers allows their clients to go offline for significant amounts of time without having to worry about their funds being stolen by a counterparty. Watchtowers are not entrusted with any funds, just the responsibility of monitoring the block chain and broadcasting transactions, although breach remedy transactions can be designed so that the watchtower receives a portion of the safeguarded funds if their services are needed.
On LND you can connect to remote watchtowers, but also run your own. Check the LND Documentation | Private Altruist Watchtowers for more general information about them.
Watchtowers do not store transactions directly, but they are given encrypted by your node. The only way they can decrypt them is after an obsolete commitment is published on-chain. At that time they will publish the punishment (they cannot alter this transaction), and you have been protected against a malicious/failing counterparty without your node having to be online. It is recommended to use multiple watchtowers to not depend on single ones. If you want more technical details, check the BOLT13 draft
Most watchtowers run on Tor addresses, although there are a few running on clear net IPs. As such, having Tor at least outbound is recommended to use watchtowers.
To add a new watchtower to LND, you can run a command like this (with an example tower):
$ lncli wtclient add firstname.lastname@example.org:9911
If you are looking for watchtowers to use, there are several resources:
- openoms/lightning-node-management#4 "Watchtower list" on Github, where various people post their own watchtowers. Some work, some don't. Feel free to post yours.
- Known LND Watchtowers on ln.LightningHoarder.net, listing various Tor and Clear Net addresses that have been tested to be working. These addresses have been collected from GitHub, Reddit, 1ML, and other sources. It is updated regularly.
- Watch Tower Directory on 1ML.com. Several nodes have self-tagged with Watch Tower tag, though most don't run one. See their descriptions for any watchtowers, very hit/miss.
If you want to add many in bulk, you can use this command, that uses the lists provided on ln.LightningHoarder.net:
curl https://ln.lightninghoarder.net/known-lnd-watchtowers.txt | xargs -L1 lncli wtclient add
Hope you enjoy, and have a safe Lightning journey!
- Lightning Hoarder
If you want to send any tips, feel free to KeySend my node or use patron.lightninghoarder.net.
Triangle Capacity: 2,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 2269
Triangle Capacity: 2,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 2240
Triangle Capacity: 2,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 2167
Triangle Capacity: 15,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 2158
Triangle Capacity: 5,000,000 SATView Swap ID: 2055
This bitcoin lightning network node identified by the pubkey: 02a4002deca0ad6781b1c55ea5c692faae768fef44e1997c5723cb5393a98709ae also known by the alias: ln.LightningHoarder.net is accessible on the lightning network address: email@example.com:9735 and firstname.lastname@example.org:9735 .
The node has 108 channels, and a total channel capacity of: 805,495,119 Satoshis, which is equivalent to ~8.055 BTC. The node's hex color is #ff4500. The information regarding this node and it channels has been updated last on 2022-08-14 20:56:41 UTC.
This node page has been claimed by user: Lightning Hoarder and has been verified through a digital signature as well. The user has created their account about 1 year ago, and has been last seen 10 months ago.
The user has participated in 36 swaps on LightningNetwork+. The node operator has opened 35 channels to LN+ users through Swaps. The user has received 31 positive ratings from other users. The user has generously donated to LN+ to support the operation of the site.
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