Amboss Billboard - Amazing tool
How to post LN messages on Amboss.space Billboard
But in this mini-guide I will explain how you can post a message on the Keysend Billboard. This option have great potential and will be continuously improved with new features.
There was already used in some kind of "LN-ebay" with success, a simple message that bring together the seller and the buyer.
You can even announce your node maintenance downtime, so your peers will be informed and take in consideration your "offline time". This is a good practice for node operators.
Messages that contain a higher amount of sats pushed/paid to Amboss, will stay longer on the Billboard.
TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION:
have a prepared node with some channels open, to be able to send that message and pay the fee. Is a simple LN tx actually, but contain a message attached.
You can add Amboss.space node as peer but that will be temporary. I suggest to open a channel with their node (min. is 1M sats) and when you send message to the Billboard the sats from that channel will be used. You can use this channel also for other payments, there's no restriction.
So, there are some ways to post a message there and I will explain them in simple steps.
A. Using Thunderhub node management app
Many new node operators using myNode or Umbrel already have this app installed, easy to use and very powerful for managing a node.
go to Amboss.space Billboard and under the title you have the link to copy the pubkey. If you already have Amboss node as peer/channel skip this step.
go to Thunderhub app and on top right icons open the chat page
if is your first chat message to them, click on new chat and select from your peers list the Amboss node. If you do not have it as peer, just paste their pubkey into the box new peer. It will open the chat window.
just simply type your message in the box and click "send", that will use default 1sat/message fee
if you want to send with a specific amount, use /pay <amount> <message>. Messages with a payment attached appear with that red dot in the corner.
Messages sent with value of 1-999 sats will show on the Billboard >=1sat. Messages with value of 1000-1999 will show on the Billboard >=1000 and so on...
B. Using Blixt mobile wallet
Go to Amboss.space Billboard - copy the pubkey or scan the QR code (if they will add that option).
Then go to Blixt and open the sliding drawer from the left and select keysend message. Paste the Amboss nodeID, type your message, add the sats you want to push and click send.
Optional you can have a channel open with Amboss node for more convenience and no fees for these messages (otherwise being routed through other nodes can involve fees).
C. Using Breez wallet
Yes, now you can use also Breez wallet to send keysend messages on LN network.
There are also another ways to send messages to Amboss Billboard and will be added here, once were tested.
Have fun! This is a great tool!
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