What are nodes?

Nodes are computers on the Bitcoin network; these computers are what power the Bitcoin network, also known as Bitcoin miners.

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Nodes allow the Lightning Network to function, and in order to participate, you must run or be connected to a node. Nodes are connected to each other through payment channels using smart contracts and allow payments to pass from point A to B.

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