Zero Fee Routing is the pseudonymous operator of one of the world’s largest Lightning Network routing nodes.
As the name implies, Zero Fee Routing doesn’t charge fees to route payments, and as a result has become a major hub of Lightning connectivity, routing over 10 BTC of payment volume per day.
In our conversation, we discussed their strategy of selling liquidity and routing for free, their decision to move their node from LND to Core Lightning, and the future earning prospects for routing nodes on the network.
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00:00 - Intro
01:28 - Zero Fee Routing Intro
03:47 - Why Zero Fee Routing Doesn’t Charge Routing Fees
09:38 - How Much Bitcoin Should You Allocate to the Lightning Network?
12:43 - Inbound Liquidity Fees on the Lightning Network
16:17 - LND vs. Core Lightning for Routing Nodes
21:31 - Zero Fee Routing’s Transaction Volume
38:53 - Where Should Lightning Node Operators Allocate Capital?
43:27 - Earning Interest on your Bitcoin from Routing on Lightning
51:26 - The Risks of Storing Bitcoin on Lightning
59:34 - Advice for Routing Node Operators
1:08:53 - The Lightning Round