Feedback regarding Ren

After spending some time implementing a dapp that uses RenJS, I’ve noticed a couple issues.

  1. Default lightnode is unreliable. Several times during development the default lightnode ( has returned 500 errors for a few minutes, basically with an error saying that it could not get a response from a darknode. Is there a plan to improve the reliability of this endpoint? Can I run my own lightnode to improve reliability?

  2. Confirmation time is too long. This is more of a general feedback regarding the number of confirmations required to lock assets. 1 hour is too long for small amounts. The number of required confirmations should be small (15 minutes?) for small amounts (e.g. $1000?).