18 July 2021 · 0 min read

Running a Bitcoin and Lightning Node with RaspiBlitz

In this interview, Peter McCormack, host of What Bitcoin Did show, talks to RaspiBlitz developers Openoms and Rootzoll. They discuss the importance of running a node, tradeoffs between custodial and non-custodial wallets and the different node solutions available.

Episode timestamps:

00:00:00 Introduction
00:01:18 About RaspiBlitz team
00:03:43 Importance of nodes
00:06:57 Lightning nodes
00:11:37 Why run a Lightning node?
00:13:42 Custodial wallets
00:16:39 Opening channels
00:19:10 Routing payments
00:23:05 Privacy in Lightning
00:26:00 Options and tradeoffs
00:36:11 Node options
00:41:10 Node uptime
00:43:08 Backups
00:44:14 Lightning Liquidity
00:48:20 Are we early?

The interview was recorded on 7th July, 2021.