New Channels Welcome
I welcome most new channels of 10,000,000 sats or higher. The more the merrier. Before connecting, compare peers to look for diversity between our peers to encourage flow (and fees!) between our nodes.
If you want to open a balanced open at 10,000,000 (i.e., 5,000,000 each) or more, send me a message on Telegram. I will reply as soon as possible to confirm that we can open the channel and coordinate the open.
The fastest and cheapest way to open is bos open-group-channel. When initiated, bos prompts several questions then generates a group invite code. The non-initiating party uses the code to connect into the group. Video here.
As a practice, I open channels at 1 sat/vbyte.
I run charge-lnd to adjust fees based on liquidity within a particular channel. Fees go up as the remote balance increases and down as the local balance increases. I place channels in various fee-range brackets based on each channel's historic performance (with each bracket covering a range of potential fees). If you have questions, please ask.
Zero Base Fee Initiative
If your channel does not charge base fees, mine will not. That way we encourage micro transactions and adoption.
For one-way (but lucrative) channels, I use LNDg to maintain or supplement balance. I much prefer to maintain balance through fee adjustment. But, with LNDg, I am able to rebalance at rates that allow for profit on future traffic.
If I can do anything from my side of the channel to help your node, please ask. If you have questions about my node, why I do anything, or how I do anything, please ask.
In short, please ask. I received a lot of help (and still do!) and am more than happy to pay that back.