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Initial Verification

To claim ownership of a node, Lightning Nodes must connect to a Lightning Oracle and open a payment channel with a randomly generated verification amount. This method is commonly used in the LN-community and works as follows:

  • The value of the random verification is set to an amount between 50k and 130k sat.
  • By default, a Baseline Reward is granted to the Lightning Node for the initial verification of the random amount.
  • Newly connected Lightning Nodes become eligible for Channel Rewards once the initial verification has been completed.