The Lightning Network seems to be the next big thing with Bitcoin. This got me interested so I started looking into it. I am making this tutorial to show you step-by-step how I got this working. So…
How do you set up a Bitcoin Lightning Network node? Also, how can you make a Lighting Network node public so others can access?
Well, let me show you how I did this from gathering information across multiple sites. In these instructions you will learn/use Cloud Hosting, Bitnami, Terminal and Linux. (But don’t worry, it will be easy.)
This step is not 100% necessary if you are going to be setting this a different way but can also use this guide on a personal computer using Bitnami and Linux. (If so, skip to step 5)
This one might sound harder that it looks but in the search bar in your new Google Cloud account search for “MEAN” or the full item “MEAN Certified by Bitnami”. MEAN is a software bundle that will help get us all that we need to get this going. Click on it and for the next screen you will Launch. This may come with other independencies, you will need to accept them all.
For this step we tested and used multiple settings but this is these are the ones that worked. You will need to download the full Bitcoin Core so the CPU usage can be really high. Also, at about 90% of the the sync the CPU will skyrocket.