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February 21, 2018, 11:50:05 AM
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What are the economic incentives for the participants who run a Lightning node?

I am aware that there are over a 1000 nodes at this point, will this hold even after the novelty dies down?

What is in it for the people who maintain such huge (?) nodes, and locking up their own funds?
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Once a transaction has 6 confirmations, it is extremely unlikely that an attacker without at least 50% of the network's computation power would be able to reverse it.
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February 21, 2018, 12:30:41 PM
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Being able to send and receive transactions over Lightning Network, thus saving on-chain transaction fees.

You also receive transaction fees for routing Lightning transactions, however those are likely going to be negligible and therefore probably won't be much of a factor.
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