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.