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This is the 41st episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Jestopher! Jestopher is best known for Satbase and his musings on being a routing node operator. He most recently wrote an article for Bitcoin Magazine, writing about a griefing vulnerability in conjunction with Joost Jager. Throughout the episode he gives some tips and tricks on how to run a Bitcoin Lightning routing node!

We talk about:

  • 2:01 - Jestopher’s intro to BTC
  • 5:51 - What is Satbase? Who is it for?
  • 8:28 - The Profits of running a routing node
  • 14:50 - Insights into Lightning
  • 16:39 - Griefing Attack, the Who and the Why
  • 22:12 - Possible Mitigations of Said Griefing Attack
  • 28:09 - Jestopher’s Favorite Toys on Lightning
  • 31:26 - Where is Lightning going?
  • 36:13 - Layer Three Potential
  • 38:53 - Jestopher’s Future
  • 42:11 - Routing Noob Tips

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Joost Jager, originally wrote about the griefing attack that Jestopher ended up writing about, participating in, and demonstrating:

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One of Jestopher’s Favorite toys on Lightning, used for batch opening channels and rebalancing channels:

Another toy on Lightning, app used for viewing balance of channels::

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