Brick's wrote:silverpv wrote:Here's my latest pickup, changed from mining to lightning. I'm also creating LN nodes for pi 3's that use this node as the default node. Since LN nodes are required for users to use them and LN nodes are more technical, I created an image on an SD card that you can plug into a pi3 and be connected to lightning. People like things that work. My main node will be connected to all the main payment channels. Then client LN nodes will have availability to all my connections with the liquidity. Users can change or add to other payment channels, but like we see with BTC nodes, most people don't change the default.
So does this mean you will be doing more validating and verifying transactions and less actual mining of the Bitcoin?
Check my change in your punctuation. I think you meant to say this instead.
The verification comes from the miner. The validation comes from these types of nodes. After the tx is processed by the miner, its sent to the network for validation/confirmations. I only mined bitcoin with a pool, bitcoin.com, and i switched it to BCH from BTC. After the pool got cut by China, my contract ended and i was given a refund and able to keep the coins mined.
Now, with this node, its specifically Lightning network which needs a btc node. If you intend to run lightning, you need to run a node, it is a requirement until there's a light client but that would 'defeat' the purpose. It means, I'll open a few payment channels on this node, and then sell some preconfigured LN nodes that are 'ready to run' and package management, so upgrades are easy for the end user. In return, I just route through my node to take care of the automated packages, so as LN upgrades, you get a notification, click a button and your LN node gets upgraded.
I'll take your word with punctuation. heh.. I'm terrible with that. lol