Quick Lightning Channel Stats (31-Jan-19)

My mainnet node sees 23304 unique channels (technically 45958 half-channels) from 2902 nodes; mean capacity is 0.027 BTC ($US92), median is 0.005 BTC ($17).

Capacity of Channels; Limited to 0.16777216 by Protocol

Mean fee is 960 millisatoshis + 190 parts-per-million, median is 1000 millisatoshis+ 1 ppm. (I trimmed outliers, and rounded). This shows that most people are running with the (lnd/c-lightning) default fee settings:

Most people are running with the 1000msat base fee
Hard to see, but after about 100 ‘0’ channels, it’s mostly 1

You can find the raw data on my webpage.

Rusty is a Linux kernel dev who wandered into Blockstream, and is currently trying to produce a prototype and spec for bitcoin lightning. Hodls bitcoin (only).

Rusty is a Linux kernel dev who wandered into Blockstream, and is currently trying to produce a prototype and spec for bitcoin lightning. Hodls bitcoin (only).