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CLBOSS

May 8, 2022

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that the success of Bitcoin depends on Lightning Network. This is a level 2 solution which is intended to solve Bitcoin’s scalability issues by introducing quite a few clever concepts which every node operator should understand. It’s worth noting that all Lightning Network implementations are work in progress, but there are plenty of people who’re using them in production without any issues.

Managing Lightning node is rather hard and time-consuming, and there is a huge demand for automation. CLBOSS is one of the most interesting developments in that space. This plugin can take control of your Core Lightning node and manage it automatically. It can open and close your channels, and it can also make sure that your inbound and outbound liquidity is well-balanced, which is pretty important for routing nodes. It can also watch for network transaction fees, and it prefers to operate when fees are low. Watching how CLBOSS operates can also be a good learning experience if you want to learn the best practices of Lightning node management.