What makes a great lightning network node central? Consider the following factors when choosing a node partner:
- Centrality – A simple concept that is measured through multiple metrics to measure how likely a node is involved in routing lightning transactions.
- Capacity – The node size permits handling a large transaction volume or greater value so that you experience a low transaction failure chance.
- Reliability – How much can you rely upon a node to be there when you need it!
The following metrics describe the criteria for choosing a node operator:
Betweenness – How often is the node the shortest path between two nodes.
Hopness – How many hops does it take to reach any node from this node.
Hubness – How big and well connected a node is to other big and well connected nodes.
Here’s the story about how we built our node quality. We’d love to hear your thoughts on ideas of what you did that worked!