Incremental steps toward a self-contained Lightning Node testing environment

We need some block production in order to a) mature the blockchain to the necessary block height required unlock features, and b) support opening and closing Lightning channels. I've implemented the following features in the kiln operator to support block production in a test environment....

Connecting a Kubernetes Operator to Bitcoin Node Management APIs

The Bitcoin node implementation that I'm using (btcd) exposes an RPC API. For the past couple of days, I've been exploring that API and how I can integrate the kiln operator with with this RPC endpoint....

Simulating the Bitcoin Network

I have deployed a Bitcoin node using the kiln operator and connected a Lightning node to it, however, I am running the Bitcoin node in simnet mode, meaning it is simulating its own isolated Bitcoin network. This requires some explanation....

Supporting Bitcoin and Lightning Protocols with Kubernetes

Using a Kubernetes operator pattern, I intend to explore the utility of Kubernetes as a platform for a hosting and managing private Bitcoin and Lightning infrastructure....

Build qpid-cpp on Fedora 32

The other day, I wanted to produce and consume some AMQP messages in order to test some behaviors of Apache QPID Dispatch Router and Apache ActiveMQ...