Lightning Network

Open a channel to our Lightning Network node, effective 15 April 2019, updated 12 November 2020:


cryptoassets LN node HEX address details
Bech32 LND node Bech32

We are accessible on the following explorers:

CryptoAssets Connection Policy

  1. The minimum channel size is 250000 satoshis.
  2. In the event of a channel breach, we will keep the funds.
  3. We do not automatically reciprocate channels opened to us.
  4. We do not guarantee channels will remain active, balanced, or open, without a contractual agreement.

CryptoAssets Fee Policy

  1. Our base fee is non-zero to prevent spam.
  2. Our fee rate settings are higher than the default; in line with our costs and risks in operating a node.
  3. We will evaluate the fee rate from time to time.
Market Warnings
  • Make sure to evaluate base fee and fee rate of parties you open channels to, or request incoming liquidity from.
  • If purchasing incoming liquidity, make sure they’re not taking advantage by charging undisclosed high fees on the channel.
  • A party volunteering incoming liquidity can set whatever fee policy covers their risk and costs.
  • (2020-11-12) The current median fee base fee is 1.000000 sat, and the median fee rate is 0.000001 sat according to 1ml statistics. This is the same as defaults in the software.
  • Due to risks and cost of operating a node, examples with high fee rate exist, e.g. up to 1 sat on large capacity channels, a million times higher than the default.
  • (2022-07-01) A base fee of zero allows someone to send 1 million small transactions, causing a load on your node as each transaction requires a record in the database. A base fee greater than zero prevents this.

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