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I have a lightning node that currently has no open channels. Is there a strategy I should be using to open channels? Should I find a shop on 1 ML that I think I’ll be likely to business with? Should I find a node like me that doesn’t have a channel open and open a channel with it? Should I open one with tippin.me?

@LibertyRex open one with pierre rochard's bitcoin power users

@LibertyRex I guess it depends also on what you want to use lightning for. If you only want to make some payment, open a channel to a big hub with a lot of liquidity, if you want to contribute some liquidity yourself yes it will be a bit harder, I don't have much clue either. The point is that it is hard to get some "incoming" flow, as you rely on other opening channels to you (or you pushing sat on their end on channel opening, which is not recommended)

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