EDIT: This article is quite old and only applies to situations where you have no data from your crashed node but the seed. If you have any recovery data (for example a channel.backup file or an old copy of the channel.db file), please follow my more recent recovery guide.

EDIT: There is now a way to get another chance with Zombie Channels. Visit https://www.node-recovery.com for more information.

If you’ve been using the Lightning Network at any point prior to this article being written, you probably know that doing so is still considered #reckless and that there’s a real possibility of…

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