Spending

Aimed for spending bitcoin cheaply and privately.

Capital requirement

  • low

  • depends on spending plan and available funds

  • allows to use up unmixed funds without creating change

Channels and peers

  • one channel to a well connected, capitalized and high uptime node is a good start, see the Bos list to pick a peer

  • use private channels to avoid publishing the node and the funding transactions

  • offline private channels don't damage the reliability of the network

Liquidity

  • mostly local

Uptime

  • not a factor (spend only when online)

Management

  • close depleted channels

  • starting a new node often improves the onchain privacy

Examples