What is Onion Routing & How does it work?
Onion routing is a technology that precedes the invention of the Lightning Network by 25 years. It’s also used in Tor, hence its name: “The Onion Router”....Read More
The Ultimate Lightning Network Privacy Explainer
In this piece, we’ll go through how private the lighting network is and what kind of heuristics or attacks can be put to use to de-anonymize users....Read More
What are Blinded Paths and How do they Work?
Learn how blinded paths operate within the context of the lightning network. This breakdown makes it simple to understand how privacy on Lightning is advancing....Read More
What do Open-Channel Transactions Look Like On-Chain?
A lightning channel funding transaction, commonly called an “open-channel transaction”, is a transaction that is used to open a payment channel on the lightning network. It anchors the...Read More
What are Negative Fees and how Does it Affect the Lightning Network?
Learn about negative fees and how they impact the lightning network. Negative fees allow a node to pay to forward a payment instead of charging to forward a...Read More
What the Voltage Crew Built On #FOSSFriday 1/27/2023
It has been a few months since we wrote an update on FOSS Fridays at Voltage. Here is a quick update for Jan 2023....Read More
Where Does the Yield Come From?
The age old question. Where does the yield come from? Lorenzo breaks that down for us. #LightningNetwork...Read More
How does an HTLC work?
One of the requirements for the lightning network to work is the establishment of secure payment channels between users that allows trustless off-chain transactions and the ability to...Read More
Why do Lightning nodes need inbound and outbound liquidity?
There are two possible ways of answering this question: with a brief and general answer or with a detailed and elaborated one. Let’s go through the general answer...Read More
What are the differences between LND and CLN?
The Lightning Network protocol is formalized in specification documents called BOLTs (Basis of Lightning Technologies). All organizations that maintain Lightning Network node implementations must follow the specifications described...Read More
LNbits Now Available on Voltage
Using LNbits on Voltage is so easy. Simply navigate to the Dashboards tab on your node's page, find LNbits right below ThunderHub, and click Create Dashboard....Read More
FOSS Friday #4 at Voltage
Open source is an essential piece of Bitcoin. Our bitcoin-focused team loves open-source, and we want to give back to the open-source realm. So, every other Friday, the...Read More