Feed for tag: splicing
Potential Privacy Issue With Dual Funded Channels

Dual funding and splicing mechanisms allow initial negotiations between node to allow the node on the other end an opportunity to put funds at channel opening time or after it. Finding liquidity is a problem that had solutions suggested all the way back in November, the suggestion was, in summary, that a node will advertise initial liquidity matching via their node_announcement, this is meant to help these nodes source inbound capacity from a market of advertised liquidity rates as set by other nodes.

After a recent spec meeting, developer Rene Pickhardt noticed a potential privacy issue with this schema: a node can spam another probing for a lower bound for the amount of BTC available by this node, each time aborting the channel establishing before locking any of its own Bitcoin.

LN Splicing Proposal
Last week, a formal proposal was suggested on the Lightning mailing server by developer Rusty Russell on how we can implement Splicing in lightning channels (“top-up” and “drain” bitcoin from a channel). In this post we explain the concept and briefly review the proposal.
Summary of the bar camp Session at the 2nd lightninghackday in Berlin: Improving the Autopilot

I have been visiting Berlin to attend the second lightninghackday and want to give a brief wrap up about the event. This article will basically cover two topics. 1st as promised within my bar camp session on “Building an automated topology for autopilot features of the lightning network nodes” I will give an extensive protocol / summary of the session itself. 2nd I will talk about an already well known technique called splicing which I realized during the event might be one of the more important yet unimplemented features of lightning nodes.