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Are Lightning Nodes Profitable in 2024? blog

Are Lightning Nodes Profitable in 2024?

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Introduction Many bitcoiners who decide to learn about running a lightning node learn quickly that they can earn routing fees. Their next question is, can these routing fees...

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The differences between Esplora and a Bitcoin core node blog

The differences between Esplora and a Bitcoin core node

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Learn more about the key features of the Esplora API compared to a Bitcoin Core Node....

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Dual Funded Lightning Channels blog

Dual Funded Lightning Channels

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Introduction The Lightning Network works as a channel-based payment system. You can think of a Lightning Channel as an hourglass, where the sand represents bitcoins that are locked...

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Async Payments on The Lightning Network blog

Async Payments on The Lightning Network

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Asynchronous payments within the Lightning Network refer to transactions initiated even when the recipient is offline. These payments are securely held by an intermediary node and are only...

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Understanding BOLTs blog

Understanding BOLTs

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BOLTs ensure that different Lightning Network versions can interact seamlessly. Much like the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) sets web standards, BOLTs offer a unified guideline for developers....

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Lightning Network Payment Pathfinding blog

Lightning Network Payment Pathfinding

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Nodes aim to find the optimal path to send payments, channel graphs play a role for future decision making. Easily learn how this functions below....

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Understanding Hold Invoices on the Lightning Network blog

Understanding Hold Invoices on the Lightning Network

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Learn what hodl invoices are compared to regular invoices, and their mechanics. We also share real-world use cases....

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Understanding Trampoline Payments blog

Understanding Trampoline Payments

Introduction When Alice pays Bob through the Lightning Network, her node will find a route to pay Bob based on its current knowledge of the network. This is...

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Understanding Inbound Liquidity in the Lightning Network: Simplified blog

Understanding Inbound Liquidity in the Lightning Network: Simplified

Inbound liquidity refers to the amount of Bitcoin others on the Lightning Network have committed to channels with your node. These are the funds that others have locked...

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How Lightning Channel Rebalances Work blog

How Lightning Channel Rebalances Work

An easy to understand breakdown of how Lightning Channel rebalances work for the Bitcoin Lightning Network....

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What Are TLS Certificates and Why are They Needed? blog

What Are TLS Certificates and Why are They Needed?

TLS stands for “Transport Layer Security”. This protocol ensures privacy and data security between two communicating applications. A TLS certificate is a type of digital certificate that provides...

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What are Macaroons, and How do They Work blog

What are Macaroons, and How do They Work

Macaroons are a modern form of bearer tokens. Offering a unique set of features. They have become a crucial part of the decentralized systems, particularly in Lightning Labs...

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