In this PR we add the possibility to specify the raw wire format TX in the last step (PsbtFinalize) of the PSBT funding flow.
NOTE: This PR has one commit in common (bumping the btcuti...
Alex Bosworth ☇I offer a channel open service yalls.org/about that forces me to keep on-chain coins to create new channels for buyers
With LND's merge of arbitrary funding github.com/lightningnetwo… it's now possible for me to keep all funds on LN and submarine swap out to create channels
Alex Bosworth ☇Playing around with an extension to my Telegram bot to integrate my preferred mempool monitor mempool.space
I always keep tabs on the mempool for good deals on channel liquidity adjustment operations. A channel can last 6+ months so why not wait for a low fee rate time pic.twitter.com/RGskWHwciY
In this commit, we add support for wumbo channels! Wumbo channels are enabled by default, and can be disabled (to force mini channels), using a new config flag: --protocol.minichannels. As a stop g...
Alex Bosworth ☇LND has now slated support for unlimited size channels in the next release github.com/lightningnetwo…
This is one of the simplest scalability improvements that can be added, even though it is as simple as changing a constant. Sometimes changing constants do in fact help scalability
This PR introduces the ability to intercept htlc forward events that are handled at the htlcswitch package and to override the switch default behavior. Basically, similar to HODL invoices, this PR ...
Alex Bosworth ☇LND master branch now has the ability to interactively forward or fail routed payments: github.com/lightningnetwo…
This could be used to enforce security policies for your peers. Mobile nodes peering with routing nodes could request 2FA challenges on forwards of more than $100/day
This PR proposes to introduce a new subsystem aiming towards providing a generic framework for integrating altnerative transports communications channels inside Bitcoin Core. It showcase a function...
Alex Bosworth ☇A potential weakness of the Bitcoin is the p2p sync layer which is a monoculture. It doesn't service leech type SPV peers well, eclipse issues are a worry, upgrading is risky, etc.
What would be interesting is something like AltNet to provide redundancy
Join Marty as he sits down with Alex Bosworth, Lead Infrastructure Developer at Lightning Labs, to discuss:
- Why exchanges should use Lightning
- Lightning as a tool that can thwart spam
- Managing a Lightning routing node
- The nuance of payment...
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Alex Bosworth ☇I just opened up $10,000 in liquidity to twenty different peers on the Lightning Network in a single on-chain transaction blockstream.info/tx/051ce028790…
It didn't even cost me $0.10 to do it and thanks to external funding, I opened channels directly from my hardware wallet via Electrum
Just one Bitcoin transaction uses the same amount of electricity as a British household for nearly two months, new figures have shown.
Alex Bosworth ☇It's been falsely reported:
> Just one Bitcoin transaction uses the same amount of electricity as a British household for nearly two months, new figures have shown.
I've forwarded 50k+ LN BTC txs in the past 6 months. I guess I'm really saving the planet!
Alex Bosworth ☇Lots of great talks happening at VoB conf over the past couple days, a lot of high level thinking about Bitcoin as money and economic consequences
I try to avoid over-focus on economics/tech, I gave a touch tech talk about the overall LN economic picture
Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode with Alex Bosworth. Alex is a technical program manager from SF. Originally drawn to economics at the University of Chicago, Alex left to pursue software development. Alex started working on open-source software...