Route Blinding Has Been Merged Into The Lightning Spec

After almost 3 years after the initial version, route blinding has been added to the Lightning specification.Route blinding allows a recipient to provide a blinded route to potential payers, thus improving receiver privacy.This is an alternative to rendezvous to preserve recipient anonymity and has a different set of trade-offs: Onions are re-usable, but the privacy guarantees are a bit weaker and require more work (e.g. when handling errors).

Here’s a quick route blinding breakdown and development status update by @niftynei:

GitHub Repo

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