lightning-openchannel_init -- Command to initiate a channel to a peer


openchannel_init id amount initalpsbt [commitment_feerate] [funding_feerate] [announce] [close_to] [request_amt] [compact_lease] [channel_type]


openchannel_init is a low level RPC command which initiates a channel
open with a specified peer. It uses the openchannel protocol
which allows for interactive transaction construction.

id is the node id of the remote peer.

amount is the satoshi value that we will contribute to the channel.
This value will be added to the provided PSBT in the output which is
encumbered by the 2-of-2 script for this channel.

initialpsbt is the funded, incomplete PSBT that specifies the UTXOs and
change output for our channel contribution. It can be updated,
see openchannel_update; initialpsbt must have at least one input.
Must have the Non-Witness UTXO (PSBT_IN_NON_WITNESS_UTXO) set for
every input. An error (code 309) will be returned if this requirement
is not met.

commitment_feerate is an optional field. Sets the feerate for
commitment transactions for non-anchor channels: see fundchannel.
For anchor channels, it is ignored.

funding_feerate is an optional field. Sets the feerate for the
funding transaction. Defaults to 'opening' feerate.

announce is an optional field. Whether or not to announce this channel.

close_to is a Bitcoin address to which the channel funds should be
sent on close. Only valid if both peers have negotiated

request_amt is an amount of liquidity you'd like to lease from the peer.
If peer supports option_will_fund, indicates to them to include this
much liquidity into the channel. Must also pass in compact_lease.

compact_lease is a compact represenation of the peer's expected
channel lease terms. If the peer's terms don't match this set, we will
fail to open the channel.

channel_type (added v24.02) is an array of bit numbers, representing the explicit
channel type to request. BOLT 2 defines the following value types:

The currently defined basic types are:

  • no features (no bits set) []
  • option_static_remotekey ([12])
  • option_anchor_outputs and option_static_remotekey ([20, 12])
  • option_anchors_zero_fee_htlc_tx and option_static_remotekey ([22, 12])

Each basic type has the following variations allowed:

  • option_scid_alias ([46])
  • option_zeroconf ([50])


On success, an object is returned, containing:

- **channel\_id** (hex): the channel id of the channel (always 64 characters)
- **psbt** (string): the (incomplete) PSBT of the funding transaction
- **channel\_type** (object): channel\_type as negotiated with peer *(added v24.02)*:
  - **bits** (array of u32s): Each bit set in this channel\_type *(added v24.02)*:
    - Bit number
  - **names** (array of strings): Feature name for each bit set in this channel\_type *(added v24.02)*:
    - Name of feature bit (one of "static\_remotekey/even", "anchor\_outputs/even", "anchors\_zero\_fee\_htlc\_tx/even", "scid\_alias/even", "zeroconf/even")
- **commitments\_secured** (boolean): whether the *psbt* is complete (always *false*)
- **funding\_serial** (u64): the serial\_id of the funding output in the *psbt*
- **requires\_confirmed\_inputs** (boolean, optional): Does peer require confirmed inputs in psbt?


If the peer does not support `option_dual_fund`, this command
will return an error.

If you sent a *request\_amt* and the peer supports `option_will_fund` and is
interested in leasing you liquidity in this channel, returns their updated
channel fee max (*channel\_fee\_proportional\_basis*, *channel\_fee\_base\_msat*),
updated rate card for the lease fee (*lease\_fee\_proportional\_basis*,
*lease\_fee\_base\_sat*) and their on-chain weight *weight\_charge*, which will
be added to the lease fee at a rate of *funding\_feerate* * *weight\_charge*
/ 1000.

On error the returned object will contain `code` and `message` properties,
with `code` being one of the following:

- -32602: If the given parameters are wrong.
- -1: Catchall nonspecific error.
- 300: The amount exceeded the maximum configured funding amount.
- 301: The provided PSBT cannot afford the funding amount.
- 304: Still syncing with bitcoin network
- 305: Peer is not connected.
- 306: Unknown peer id.
- 309: PSBT missing required fields
- 310: v2 channel open protocol not supported by peer
- 312: Channel in an invalid state


lightning-openchannel\_update(7), lightning-openchannel\_signed(7),
lightning-openchannel\_abort(7), lightning-openchannel\_bump(7),
lightning-fundchannel\_complete(7), lightning-fundchannel(7),
lightning-fundpsbt(7), lightning-utxopsbt(7), lightning-multifundchannel(7)


@niftynei <<[email protected]>> is mainly responsible.


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