6 hours in and we've validated 60% of the BTC blockchain :bitcoin:

~16 hours in and we've validated 76% of the blockchain! The last 15% took way longer to validate than the 60% before it. :bitcoin:

Follow

~36 hours in and we've validated 96.5% of the blockchain! Will start funding LN channels and BTC on-chain wallet at 100%. Would love any tips and tricks! :bitcoin:

@0xtr What's your setup like ? I'm at 86% and it's been 45 hours

@Seccour RPI4 8GB, Samsung T7 SSD, 500 mbit up/down fiber connection

@0xtr with Umbrel you can actually fund LN channels without the chain being at 100% .. there is some magic involved under the hood.

@nolim1t ah did not know that but I'll just wait for good measure

@0xtr no need to.. I was the creator of that so called "magic" under the hood. haha.

@nolim1t really? Thank you so much for your work then! What is this feature called?

@j12d @nolim1t is Neutrino a thirt-party company or some kind of software? Would love to read up on this feature

@0xtr
From my understanding it's like SPV, but with better privacy and only lookups your transactions.

More info here blog.lightning.engineering/pos
@nolim1t

Wallets like Breez use neutrino.

@0xtr @nolim1t
FYI once sync is done it will switch from Neutrino backend to Bitcoind. You'll notice a docker container called something like neutrino-switcher it checks the chain sync status.

@0xtr
Install the blockchain explorer, if you haven't already. Can be done while syncing chain.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Bitcoin Mastodon

Bitcoin Maston Instance