Posted about 6 hours ago by SnowyLND
Due to technical problems in my ISP (according to them an undisclosed device failed and they have no substitute available, although already bought a similar and are waiting for it to arrive in the next few hours) I'm offline at the moment (12:00 GMT) and will probably be in the next couple hours.
Please behave and don't do anything you wouldn't like to be done to yourself.
Posted 14 days ago by ZEYACRY
Posted 19 days ago by Relatively Irrelevant
When I view the source of https://lightningnetwork.plus/posts/, I also do not find an HTML link tag with an href defining a RSS feed URL. I'm expecting to find something like:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Lightning Network Plus Posts" href="https://lightningnetwork.plus/posts/feed/" />
Is anyone else able to find the RSS feed URL? If one doesn't exist, perhaps @LN+ would consider adding one.
@LN+, if you don't know anything about RSS yet, consider learning more here:
Posted 22 days ago by LN+
Bitcoiners often get disappointed with nocoiners (people who don't have Bitcoin) when trying to orange pill them (open their minds to Bitcoin), because they don't seem to understand the obvious. I urge us to be patient and understanding.
Learn to recognize the "5 stages of grief" most people go through while detoxing from fiat, and help them through the hurdles with patience and with compassion.
1. Shock and denial 😲
People also can't accept that a pseudunomous economist / programmer(s) (Satoshi Nakamoto) can discover digital scarcity, and reboot the world economy with a more efficient and more just monetary system that doesn't rely on centralized powers.
This stage can take a relatively long time, because one has to learn a quite a bit about bitcoin while being in denial.
2. Anger 😡
They are angry for being lied to by the system, but they are also upset because they assume they missed out on buying bitcoin early.
Some construct or buy into various narratives that Bitcoin is actually dangerous because it will replace the old established monetary systems, or because it uses too many resources to run, etc.
At one point though, people do come to accept that this is happening no matter what.
3. Bargaining 🧐
They will ask: can we roll back time, and instead of bitcoin use another crypto coin that they can buy into early, or can we make the properties of bitcoin different so they would fit one's personal preferences (that typically turn out to be shortsighted)?
This stage is very important because people will learn through questioning about legacy systems, the engineering decisions made for bitcoin, about complex incentive structures, and other deeper aspects of the subject.
4. Depression 😕
There is a lot of uneccessary injustice, unfairness and cruelty going on in the world, and bitcoin doesn't seem to offer a quick solution to all these problems right away. Most people in the world haven't adopted bitcoin to any level in their lives. There are massive powers who are opposed to change. How will we ever get over these hurdles?
Fortunately, most people are strong in heart and not willing to give in or give up. Many move on to the last and most important stage.
5. Acceptance and hope 🤩
At this point, people start to do what they can to help to push bitcoin forward:
- Most adopt it in their lives for savings and for payments
- Some start to run a node and provide liquidity to the Lightning Network
- Some can't hold back the good news and start to talk to their friends about bitcoin
- Some transition into jobs where they can work on bitcoin and its ecosystem
This entire process is difficult, yet extremely rewarding. It not only gives back hope in the future and improves one's financials, but that hope cascades into other areas of life like health, relationships, improved moral values, etc. People start to feel empowered to take charge and embetter themselves and their communities.
If you're a bitcoiner, I don't have to convince you about the above. If you're a nocoiner, you won't believe me until you experienced the change yourself. Good luck on your journey no matter where you stand! 🚀
Photo: Aditya Vyas
Posted 25 days ago by LN+
Here are 12 ways you can generate incoming liquidity in no particular order.
2. LN Big
3. Thor by Bitrefill
5. Blocktank by Synonym
6. LOOP by Lightning Labs
7. Flow by Voltage
8. Liqidity Marketplace by LnRouter
9. Magma by Amboss
If you're aware of any other method to create incoming liquidity, please comment.
Photo by Pawel Czerwinski.
Posted 27 days ago by LN+
- You can create a channel that is twice the capacity of the funds you have available. For example if you have 1M SAT available, you can open a 2M channel.
- Your newly opened channel is instantly balanced. So, following the above example, you will be able to send 1M and receive 1M on your new 2M channel.
- You split the channel opening costs.
How to open dual funded channels?
Other lightning implementations like CLN also have experimental support for dual funded channels, but we're not yet supporting them. We will wait until the code is more mature, and we can potentially open dual funded channels cross implmentations. Until then, please only open or apply to DFCAs if you run LND and you're able to use the BOS tool.
- You only get connected to one node, thus you have less direct and indirect connections.
- You need to use a specialized tool like BOS, which could be potentially difficult for users, and thus there are less node operators you can work with.
- You need to cooperate closely with the other party, because when you initiate a DFC a Terminal session needs to be kept open until the other party accepts the request.
How does it work on LN+?
The cards showing the capacity show only the funding capacity (half the total) in order to be consistent with the triangle, square and pentagon swaps. When you search for swaps you want to find swaps that match the amount of SATs you have available to open a channel.
On LN+ as soon as participant B joins, A will be notified to get ready to accept the invitiation.
B initiates the channel open invitation in BOS. Once the invitation is sent out, participant A is notified again to go ahead an accept the invitation in BOS.
Once the invitation is accepted the channel opening transaction is sent out and the DFCA is complete.
If you are familiar with BOS, open or join some DFCAs!
Posted about 1 month ago by edifice
Posted about 1 month ago by LN+
LN+ Messages is similar to DMs on other platforms with one notable exception: you can only send and receive if you have logged in using your Bitcoin Lightning Network node to LightningNetwork.plus. LN+ Messages is designed specifically only for Lightning Network operators to cooperate and communicate with each other in a private and safe way.
With LN+ Messages, you don't have to reveal your Twitter, Telegram or Email address to other parties. You can message each other without revealing any personal information. You don't have to spend SATs message embedded into a lightning transaction, and hope the other party knows how to read it. LN+ Messages works in any brower and supports rich formatting and sending images too (ex. screenshots to help each other if needed). You can even send a message to node even if they are not registered on LN+. They will get your message once they claim their node.
Features of LN+ Messages
- New and read messages are clearly marked as such
- You can usend a message before it's been read
- You can flag messages that you consider spam or undesireable
- You can block nodes from sending you messages
- Optionally you can be notified by new messages on your email
How to Send
How to Receive
I'm eager to hear your ideas on how we can improve the service further.