To begin with, big 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 awesome open supply undertaking that makes working a lightning node senseless.
I’ve been terrified to make use of lightning. I do not perceive the way it works totally. It appears a lot 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 superb info that hit the candy spot and helped me perceive a little bit bit higher and raise among the concern.
I do not care about incomes charges. I simply wish to develop the community, present extra routes and extra liquidity for extra individuals with the aim of accelerating adoption. Now I have to learn to recuperate funds within the occasion I want too — a little bit of a scary information hole that I wish to shut earlier than I open extra channels.
For anyone contemplating working your individual node, I hope my expertise would possibly assist you drum up the braveness to do it your self. I’m blissful 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!)