The September Lightning Network Node Runner Contest
⚡ 1 Million Sats in Rewards for Node Operators
Who Will Increase Capacity the Most in September?
Top Capacity Increases
Which nodes can increase their total capacity the most by the end of September?
Get Started & FAQs
How Do I Get Started?
To get started, verify your node on Exponential Layers.
Add your Twitter handle, email, a custom node avatar and any other data you would like to offer on your node, and ensure your node is set to be displayed publicly on the Exponential Layers Explorer.
Who is Eligible for the Contest?
Anyone who has a node publicly visible on the network in September, with less than 1 bitcoin in starting total public capacity (as of 09/01/2022), is eligible (and automatically entered in the contest).
To be eligible for prizes, you must verify your node on Exponential Layers, add either a Twitter handle or email, and mark your node display to public on the Explorer, by the end of the day (UTC) on 09/30/2022.
How are the Winners Determined?
Winners will be determined by the absolute increase in total public capacity on a node between 09/01/2022 and the end of day 09/30/2022 (UTC times). Nodes must be online as of 9/30/2022.
Winners must be eligible per the above criteria. Of the eligible winners, each node will be ranked according to the total public capacity increase during the month.
Note that Exponential Layers is continually refining data and making updates to more accurately display network data. All data, total capacity, channels, and node info are subject to final review by Exponential Layers to determine the prizes.
How is Prize Money Distributed?
After winners have been determined, Exponential Layers will get in touch with each winner (via the Twitter Handle or email provided for your node display) to request a Lightning Invoice in the prize amount total. Exponential Layers will then pay that invoice.
What Should I Do to Increase My Node's Capacity?
This guide offers insight into a number of resources and methods to increase your capacity:https://blog.exponentiallayers.com/how-to-increase-lightning-network-node-capacity/