What are the pros/cons of preferring sending the latest commitment or the oldest commitment?

by Janus Troelsen   Last Updated August 13, 2019 15:27 PM

Roasbeef mentioned on IRC that the Lightning specification allows a client to either assume that the latest co-signed commitment has been received by the counterparty, or that it hasn't. (as far as I understand that linked discussion. If I got it wrong, please edit the question)

For an implementation, what are the consequences of preferring to send the oldest co-signed, or sending the newest co-signed?



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