Resources on Lightning privacy

Reading list

Onion routing

  • BOLT #4: Onion Routing Protocol https://github.com/lightning/bolts/blob/master/04-onion-routing.md https://github.com/ellemouton/onion/blob/master/docs/onionRouting.pdf
  • Route Blinding proposal https://github.com/lightning/bolts/blob/route-blinding/proposals/route-blinding.md https://github.com/ellemouton/onion/blob/master/docs/routeBlinding.pdf
  • CLI tool for constructing & peeling onions both with and without route blinding. https://github.com/ellemouton/onion

Listening and videos

Unannounced channels are not private

  • Use LDK to probe the lightning network for the detection of private channels: https://github.com/BitcoinDevShop/hidden-lightning-network
  • More details and conversation: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2022-June/003599.html