Roles of different types of nodes

Capability Hub Relay Full W Light W
Performs full validation y y y x
Relays units y y y x
Stores and forwards e2ee messages y x x x
Owns funds, owns private keys x x y y
Creates transactions x x y y
Accepts incoming connections y y y/n x
Serves light clients y x x x

Abbreviations are used so the table is viewable on most mobile screens:  

  • e2ee = end-to-end encrypted  
  • W = wallet 


See wiki article Hub

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