Updated: Nov 4
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Connecting and interacting with BO₿Stash, a Cashu Mint, involves several steps to ensure a successful experience. This guide will take you through the process of setting up and connecting with BO₿Stash.
Step 1: Set Up Your Lightning Node
1.1 Run Your Own Lightning Node: Running your own Lightning Network (LN) node provides you with more control and helps you avoid routing fees. Follow the instructions provided by your preferred LN software to set up your node. If you do not have a node, there are some wallets that include self-contained Lightning node that runs on your device.
1.2 Open a Channel with BOB's Node: To connect with BO₿Stash, you'll need to establish a payment channel with BOB's node. (You can skip this if you use a Custodial Lightning Wallet) Follow these steps:
Visit the following link: BOB's Node Details.
Use the information provided to open a channel with BOB’s node. Make sure to commit at least 10,000 satoshis to create a new payment channel.
Step 2: Set Up Your Cashu Wallet
2.1 Install a Cashu Wallet:
Go to the Cashu website and choose a wallet: docs.cashu.space/wallets
2.2 Create or Restore a Wallet:
· Launch the Cashu Wallet app.
Choose whether to create a new wallet or restore an existing one using a back-up file.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
Step 3: Add BO₿Stash as a Hosted Mint
3.1 Access Wallet Settings:
Open your Cashu Wallet app.
Navigate to the wallet settings or preferences section.
3.2 Add Mint Host:
Look for an option to add a new hosted mint or external service
Here's an index of different Cashu Mints if you'd like to explore other options; https://mintindex.gandlaf.com/
Enter the following URL in the appropriate field: https://bobspace-lnbits.duckdns.org/cashu/api/v1/BCafo7Ry2FenHtAuS7GdXS
Step 4: Interact/Mint E-cash with BO₿Stash
Now that you have your Lightning Node set up, a channel established with BOB's node, and your Cashu Wallet connected to BO₿Stash, you can start interacting with the mint.
4.1 Generate Payment Request:
In your Cashu Wallet app, navigate to the section for sending payments or making transactions.
Generate a payment request for the desired amount. An LN invoice will be created.
4.2 Pay Using LN Invoice:
Copy the generated LN invoice from your Cashu Wallet.
4.3 Submit LN Invoice:
Paste the copied LN invoice into the required field to confirm and complete the payment.
E-cash tokens from BO₿Stash now should be displayed on your Cashu Wallet.
By following these steps, you should be able to successfully connect and interact with BO₿Stash using your Cashu Wallet and Lightning Node. Remember to regularly maintain and monitor your LN node, wallet, and payment channels for optimal performance. Always ensure you're using trusted platforms and follow best practices for LN network operations and secure transactions.
Disclaimer: Important Information Regarding Cashu Protocol, Wallets, and BO₿Stash Mint.
The Cashu protocol, associated wallets, and the BO₿Stash mint described in this guide are experimental endeavors and should be approached with caution. Users are advised to exercise discretion and not deposit a significant amount of money into these platforms without fully understanding the potential risks and limitations involved.
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