Where is Alby Hub Physically Located?

The Alby Hub is a wallet and mini Lightning Network node, designed to be a crucial part of the Lightning Network infrastructure. With Alby Hub, you have full self-custody of your funds, protected by a 12-word seed phrase known only to you, ensuring only you can recover your funds.

You have the flexibility to mount your own self-custody solution and host it wherever you choose, be it at home, a datacenter, or any location you prefer. Alternatively, you can support our dedicated development team by subscribing to our cloud services. This allows your Alby Hub to be hosted on our infrastructure, helping us continue to build and improve our offerings. Your support is immensely appreciated. ๐Ÿ™

Our Alby Hub cloud service is hosted at various locations worldwide, utilizing Docker for easy deployment and compatibility with numerous datacenters. We collaborate with datacenters across the US and Europe, with our primary hub in Frankfurt. As we grow, we ensure that new subscriptions have a hub deployed as close to the userโ€™s location as possible, minimizing transaction latency (ping) for an optimal experience.

Hosting your Alby Hub with our cloud service provides several advantages:

  • 24/7 uptime

  • A clearnet IP for faster, more efficient payments

  • The ability to open private channels when privacy is needed

In essence, our service ensures that your hub "works well and always." โšก

Choosing our cloud service means you avoid the complexities and time investment of maintaining hardware yourself, which is especially beneficial given the frequent updates and technical maintenance required. Our cloud offering provides a balanced solution, combining self-custody and sovereignty over your funds with ease of use and reliability.

We pride ourselves on being open-source, with all Alby Hub code available for you to review. Our transparency allows you to experiment and even self-host your own version of Alby Hub for free if you wish. ๐ŸŒ

By opting for our services, you help us continue to innovate and expand, ensuring a better experience for all users. Thank you for being part of our journey! ๐Ÿš€

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