BOS Score

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BOS Score is node scoring developed by Lightning Labs to approximate the quality of a node. You can view your BOS score lightning.computer] or here (sortable).

Purpose[edit]

It was originally designed for users opening private channels. Later it was expanded for ranking public routing nodes.

  • It was used to for providing a list of nodes for Autopilot to use a candidate targets for automatically opening channels.
  • It was used for identifying the initial set of nodes that can lend liquidity in Lightning Pool

Calculation[edit]

"They’re just opaque scores" -- Alex Bosworth

Some information about calculation can be found here

Adding your node[edit]

Should go automatically. Make sure your node has channels, is visibile on the graph (you can check this on 1ml.com for example)

Resources[edit]