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README.md

Lightning RPC Explorer

Simple, database-free Lightning network explorer, via gRPC. Built with Node.js, express, bootstrap-v4.

This tool is intended to be a simple, self-hosted explorer for the Lightning network, driven by RPC calls to your own lightning node.

A live demo of the tool is available at https://lightning.chaintools.io

Features

  • Network summary
  • Browse nodes and channels, sorted by last update or capacity
  • View node and channel details
  • Search by node or channel

Getting started

Prerequisites

  1. Install and run a full, archiving node - instructions. Ensure that your node has full transaction indexing enabled (txindex=1) and the RPC server enabled (server=1).
  2. Synchronize your node with the Bitcoin network.
  3. Install LND

Instructions

  1. Clone this repo
  2. npm install to install all required dependencies
  3. Optional: Modify the "rpc" section in env.js to use non-default settings if needed.
  4. npm start to start the local server
  5. Navigate to http://127.0.0.1:3004/

Screenshots

Connect via RPC


Homepage (list of recent blocks)


Node Details


Browse Blocks


Block Details


Mempool Summary


Transaction Details


Transaction, Raw JSON


RPC Browser


Donate

To support continued development of this tool and/or to support the hosting of the live demo site:

  • Bitcoin: 3NPGpNyLLmVKCEcuipBs7G4KpQJoJXjDGe
  • Litecoin: ME4pXiXuWfEi1ANBDo9irUJVcZBhsTx14i