To begin with, enormous shout out to Alan Lightning Community Plus for offering a tremendous service and taking time to help me personally. Additionally shout out to the RaspiBlitz group for making such an amazing open supply undertaking that makes operating a lightning node senseless.
I’ve been terrified to make use of lightning. I do not perceive the way it works absolutely. It appears many of the sources both provide you with some very superficial overview, or go DEEP and require numerous time to grok. I ended up listening to the Lightning collection simply launched on the What Bitcoin Did podcast. Some wonderful info that hit the candy spot and helped me perceive just a little bit higher and elevate a number of the worry.
I do not care about incomes charges. I simply need to develop the community, present extra routes and extra liquidity for extra individuals with the purpose of accelerating adoption. Now I have to learn to get well funds within the occasion I would like too — a little bit of a scary data hole that I need to shut earlier than I open extra channels.
For anyone contemplating operating your individual node, I hope my expertise may provide help to drum up the braveness to do it your self. I’m joyful to assist in any means that I’m ready. Listed here are some sources:
RaspiBlitz BTC+LN Node
Lightning Community Plus Swaps
What Bitcoin Did podcast
MIT Open course overlaying lightning (with teacher Tadge Dryja, founding father of the lightning community!)