I have a few questions. Mostly: when Segwit activates, can I start making lightning transactions basically right away? (Or at least, open lightning channels?)
Do we have documentation on this somewhere? I feel like there are a lot of questions for LN newbies. An FAQ would be nice:
- How can I earn BTC via the Lightning Network?
- If I commit BTC to opening an LN channel, under what circumstances can I get those funds back?
- How do I physically go about starting a new LN payment channel?
- How do I differentiate between sending an on-chain transaction and a lightning transaction? Can I compare the two easily (e.g. time and cost of each)
I'm excited to see the topology of the lightning network form. It's Internet 2.0. (Err, sorry, I'm from r/btc that's too big of a word for me. I mean the uhhh how the pretty dots on the screen connect and stuff.)