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Allow payments from unconfirmed push_amount #565
When push amount is used, waiting for confirmation is not necessary to spend it, since in the worst case, the transaction doesn't confirm and becomes fully "spent from" anyway.
This should be part of specification, to achieve better interoperability.
Related issue: btcontract/lnwallet#125
I've implemented a prototype in testnet version of BLW, next I'll implement this in a fork of Eclair, here's how it works thus far:
Feature bit naming as well as general suggestions/criticism are very welcome!
Please read the whole proposal again first. This specific case is safe.
Here's a detailed blog post about it: https://medium.com/@akumaigorodski/instant-channels-enable-safe-lightning-payments-with-unconfirmed-funding-8d640defa183
Writing such claims and thumbsdowning everything only trashes your reputation.