Run a Lightning Network node on mainnet
Please note that running LN on mainnet is NOT deemed safe for mainnet yet - all testing should be done on testnet. Be aware of the risks and only send bitcoins you are willing to lose.
This quick gist uses
lightningd to run a LN node on mainnet, and it assumes the following:
- Ubuntu Linux (16.04.3 on this walkthrough)
- some spare bitcoins you are willing to lose