i remember when lightning first came out, but i had no idea why or how i might use it.
i remember thinking tippin was a pretty cool project a while back too, but didn’t really dive deep into Lightning until Jack Mallers’ Bitcoin 2021 announcement.
only took me a month or two after that to set up an umbrel/raspberry pi node, which dramatically improved my understanding of ln.
You making any money on the Lightning node? I am syncing a HDD at the moment, but it's taking quite a while for BTC to copy over - 40 days and 40 nights.
i’m not actively routing, but there are a growing number of node operators i’ve heard of making hundreds of dollars per month by routing payments or selling liquidity.
some of the large players are making thousands per month.