Lightning Network operators will be able to earn
Those who work with the Lightning nodes in the Network will now be able to earn a little bitcoin for the redirection of transactions.
Lightning Network is one of the ways to scale the PTS, which allows users to perform transfers quickly and cheaply. The essence is that the transaction is moved between different nodes on the way to the receiver via public channels. Each operator charges a fee for the redirection of payment.
Due to the fact that now the Commission is only a few Satoshi, the total amount is so far quite modest and for a month is about $2. However, as the popularity will increase transaction processing, and with it reward.
The developers did not waive fees because they believe that the system will not be able to work only due to the kindness of people. They will be almost imperceptible to the users, and for operators it will be an additional incentive and compensation for the expenses for the support network. Also the host will even be able to pay the participants for its use, if needs to be increase in the volume of payments in one direction.
To join the Lightning Network, you must download the entire history of the blockchain of bitcoin (about 200 Gbytes of the information), and then set on top of it. Next you need to update the payment function, because by default it is equal to zero. However, you cannot set high level to maintain a comfortable environment for users. Now, there is already a network of 3,000 nodes, most of which do not charge fees.
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