Finally Set up my own Lightning Node


I finally set up a Raspberry Pi Lightning Node to support the lightning network. Followed the guide by [https://github.com/Stadicus](https://github.com/Stadicus) which can be found here: [https://github.com/Stadicus/guides/tree/master/raspibolt](https://github.com/Stadicus/guides/tree/master/raspibolt)

The guide is noob friendly, the only time I faced hiccups is because of some screw ups by myself or misreading of information given in the guide. Plus the author is also quick to respond to you if you raise issues on his github.

Total cost would be around $150 for the hardware (the only reason it is so high is because I bought a new 4TB hard drive for the node, which is unnecessary. For the current size of the blockchain – 250GB, a 500 GB hard drive would do.)

Edit: ~~Lightning Explorer pages haven’t yet been updated with my node, I am not sure why. But I will link it as soon as I am able.~~

Here’s the node on the Explorer: [https://1ml.com/node/0283c1adbe3f7953fc20a452e8123d353aff2f19fde8f4e4a68cf0fe76dad7f99f](https://1ml.com/node/0283c1adbe3f7953fc20a452e8123d353aff2f19fde8f4e4a68cf0fe76dad7f99f)

I have funded it with very minimal amount of BTC as I cannot afford to spend more on it at the moment. But I will be sending more funds over to support the network as soon as I am able to.

Feel free to fund my node if you guys think it’s worthy. Here is the BTC address: 33Cmu8AdP1zNuz4UPTHE8NEZqe7LWBkBz7

I am open to any questions you guys might have, though most of the set up questions have already been covered in the guide written by the original author above.

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Bitcoin Lightning Network enabled Self Order Point in action


This is our Self Order Point in action. Scan a QR code, pay it with your [~~#~~**LightningNetwork**](https://twitter.com/hashtag/LightningNetwork?src=hash) enabled wallet and get a random generated order name that you can mention to pick up your order at the coffee bar inside.

Located in Bern, Switzerland, near the main train station.

Tweet: [https://twitter.com/gugol/status/1042658297927675905](https://twitter.com/gugol/status/1042658297927675905)

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Eclair lightning network wallet, didn’t work for me. I tried over 1 week period at various stores. At the end all transactions failed. I lost $50 of bitcoin.(because you can withdraw bitcoin out of the eclair wallet yet) MY QUESTION: Is this a problem with the bitcoin network or eclair wallet?


Eclair lightning network wallet, didn’t work for me. I tried over 1 week period at various stores. At the end all transactions failed. I lost $50 of bitcoin.(because you can withdraw bitcoin out of the eclair wallet yet) MY QUESTION: Is this a problem with the bitcoin network or eclair wallet?

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Actinium : TOR, Lightning Network, Privacy, and beyond.


Actinium – https://actinium.org/

Current price : 02.5 cents.
Market Cap : 120,000
Total Supply : 84M
Circulating : 4.3M
xch : Tradeogre

Launched on April 25th, 2018, with no pre-mine, no pre-sale, no founders rewards, and the development team owns no significant share of ACM.

“Actinium’s main priority is facilitating the adoption of the Lightning Network. We have already successfully activated SegWit, a necessary protocol for Lightning Network support. Currently developing & porting several tools that will be needed to manage specialized LN-nodes.”

“Goals include Smart Contracts, Atomic Swaps, Lightning Network, 0cash, TOR integration, and more.” Roadmap goals are getting hit. Awaiting Ledger review for HW wallet. GPU friendly algorithms. To activate Tor, users need only enter a single parameter into their configuration file—everything else will be done automatically. The list goes on. Read the bluepaper.

The dev and team is very active in Discord and social media. Clearly, is a labor of love, and at this stage of development, it’s in the stealth phase. Think NERVA on a dip from Day 1. Not on Coin Market Cap yet. Donations are being taken for CREX exchange, which will help with volume.

Absolutely huge potential short, mid, and long-term.

Short takeaway : Committed devs. TOR, Atomic Swaps, Lightning ecosystem building, 0cash, Smart Contract platform, all on a project refreshingly fairly created / distributed at a 60K market-cap, about to start finalizing all road-map goals.

Hop into the ACM Discord and poke around. I think you’ll like what you see. New exchange (Crex) / CMC listing is in the works.

Cheers.

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