46 minutes | Feb 10th 2021

Jestopher Warns of Griefing Vulnerability on Lightning Network - LNJ041

Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ041Transcript  This is the 41st episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Jestopher! Jestopher is best known for Satbase and his musings on being a routing node operator. He most recently wrote an article for Bitcoin Magazine, writing about a griefing vulnerability in conjunction with Joost Jager. Throughout the episode he gives some tips and tricks on how to run a Bitcoin Lightning routing node! We talk about: 2:01 - Jestopher’s intro to BTC 5:51 - What is Satbase? Who is it for? 8:28 - The Profits of running a routing node 14:50 - Insights into Lightning 16:39 - Griefing Attack, the Who and the Why 22:12 - Possible Mitigations of Said Griefing Attack 28:09 - Jestopher’s Favorite Toys on Lightning 31:26 - Where is Lightning going? 36:13 - Layer Three Potential 38:53 - Jestopher’s Future 42:11 - Routing Noob Tips Jestopher’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jestopher_BTC Jestopher’s Website: http://satbase.org/ Jestopher’s Griefing Article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/good-griefing-a-lingering-vulnerability-on-lightning-network-that-still-needs-fixing Support us here: lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: sicksub.network/LNJCat Rabbit Holes to fall down: Jestopher’s recommended reading: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454 Recommended follow, Lightning Dev known for routing: https://twitter.com/alexbosworth Joost Jager, originally wrote about the griefing attack that Jestopher ended up writing about, participating in, and demonstrating: https://twitter.com/joostjgr Circuit breaker, mitigation for griefing attack from Joost: https://github.com/lightningequipment/circuitbreaker One of Jestopher’s Favorite toys on Lightning, used for batch opening channels and rebalancing channels: https://github.com/alexbosworth/balanceofsatoshis Another toy on Lightning, app used for viewing balance of channels:: https://github.com/apotdevin/thunderhub Jestopher’s recommendation for noobs getting into routing: https://raspiblitz.org/
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