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Simple Sample rust-lightning-based Lightning Node

Uses Bitcoin Core's RPC interface for non-channel funds management as well as consensus data.

  • Accepts commands on the command line to perform Lightning actions.
  • panic!()s if you try to use this on Testnet as most data is not persisted to disk and error handling is generally a crapshoot.
  • Assumes you have a local copy of rust-lightning and rust-lightning-invoice from the rust-bitcoin project in the same directory as this repo.
  • Can connect to nodes/accept incoming connections.
  • Can open outbound channels and receive inbound channels.
  • Can send payments over multiple hops using in-built router and BOLT 11 parsing from rust-lightning-invoice (which is not yet complete, so you have to repeat the final node's node_id on the command line).
  • Can receive payments but cannot yet generate BOLT 11 invoices.