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E102: Nick Slaney on Building C= and Block’s Focus on Growing Bitcoin’s Lightning Network

Nick Slaney is the Lead at C=, which is the name of Block’s new Lightning Service Provider subsidiary. In our conversation,... more

17 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
E101: Andrew Begin on Building Galoy, Bitcoin Communities, and Enterprise Lightning Adoption

Andrew Begin is the Director of Marketing at Galoy, an open source Bitcoin banking platform. In our conversation, we covered the... more

15 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
E100: Oscar Merry on Fountain's Evolution, Nostr, Value 4 Value, and Creator Monetization

Oscar Merry is the co-founder and CEO of Fountain, and was actually the very first guest on this podcast back... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
E99: Desiree Dickerson on Building THNDR Games, Competitive Leagues, and Cross-App Identiy on Nostr

Desiree Dickerson is the CEO of THNDR Games, a Lightning-powered gaming platform that lets you earn Bitcoin for playing games. In... more

09 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
E98: Vitor Pamplona on Building Amethyst & Nostr Adoption, Development, Competition, and Funding

Vitor Pamplona is the lead developer at Amethyst, the most popular Nostr client for Android with over 50,000 downloads in... more

28 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
E97: David King on Google & Nostr’s Early Days, The Role of Lightning on Nostr, and Angel Investing

David King has been an early Google product manager, an angel investor for more than a decade, and is a... more

23 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
E96: Dhruv Bansal on The Bitcoin Stack, Distributed Markets, Scaling in Layers, Nostr, Tor, and More

Dhruv Bansal is a physicist, entrepreneur, and the co-founder of Unchained Capital. In our conversation we explored the idea of scaling... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
E95: Nicholas Gregory on Statechains, Mercury Wallet, Scaling Bitcoin, and the Lightning Network

Nicholas Gregory is the CEO of CommerceBlock, the company using Statechains to power their product Mercury Wallet. In our conversation, Nick... more

09 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
E94: Morgen Rochard on Building Origin, Bitcoin Financial Planning, and Payment Regulations

Morgen Rochard is the founder of Origin Wealth Advisers, a CFA, CFP, and a well-known Bitcoin advocate. In our conversation, we... more

27 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
E93: Paul Sztorc on Drivechain (BIP 300/301), Bitcoin Sidechains, and Building Layer Two Labs

Paul Sztorc is the Founder and CEO of Layer 2 Labs, as well as the author of BIP 300 and... more

19 Jan 2023 · 2 hours, 6 minutes
E92: John Carvalho on Synonym, Blocktank, Bitkit, Pear Credit, Slashtags, and Hyper-Bitcoinization

John Carvalho is the CEO of Synonym, a company working on a number of Bitcoin and identity products and protocols... more

15 Jan 2023 · 2 hours, 9 minutes
E91: Calle on Open Source Software, Lightning Development, LNBits, Cashu, & More

Calle is a Lightning developer who has worked on a handful of Lightning projects, including Lightning Tip Bot, LNBits, and... more

12 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
E90: Evan Kaloudis on Building Zeus, Lightning Self Custody, Open Source Funding, Tor, and Taro

Evan Kaloudis is the founder of Zeus, an open-source and self-custodial mobile Lightning wallet. We talked about building Zeus and the... more

04 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
E89: Ben Carman on Lightning Network Privacy, Building Mutiny, and Browser-Based Lightning Wallets

Ben Carman is a Lightning privacy researcher, working on a handful of Lightning projects including Mutiny Wallet, The Bitcoin Company,... more

30 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
E88: Will Reeves on Building Fold, Bitcoin Entrepreneurs, and the Lightning Network's Evolution

Will Reeves is the CEO and co-founder of Fold, a platform that helps users earn Bitcoin rewards whenever they shop... more

22 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
E87: Caitlin Long on Custodia and How Banks Will Interact with Bitcoin, Stablecoins, and Lightning

Caitlin Long is a Wall Street veteran, and the Founder and CEO of Custodia, a platform for digital asset banking,... more

17 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
E86: Ben Price on Building The Bitcoin Company, OpenSats, and Improving Payments with Lightning

Ben Price is the co-founder and CEO of The Bitcoin Company (TBC), an app that allows anyone to earn Bitcoin... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
E85: Albert Buu on Building NeutronPay, Payments in Vietnam, and Instant Lightning Remittances

Albert Buu is the founder of NeutronPay, a company building a Lightning-powered API and mobile app for moving money around... more

08 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
E84: Alex Busarov on Building Heatbit and How Home Heaters Could Distribute Bitcoin Mining Hashrate

Alex Busarov is the founder of Heatbit, a company building an electric heater that mines Bitcoin. In our conversation, we discussed... more

06 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
E83: Azz on Building Valera and Combining Lightning Software & Hardware To Bring Billions To Bitcoin

Azz is the 16 year old founder of Valera, a company uniting hardware and software to bring Lightning payments to... more

24 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
E82: Alex Adelman on Building Lolli, Accelerating Bitcoin Adoption, and the Lightning Network

Alex Adelman is the CEO & co-founder of Lolli, a Bitcoin-back rewards platform that has helped over 600,000 people stack... more

24 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
E81: Bastien Teinturier on ACINQ, Collaborating with LN Implementations, and Lightning Adoption

Bastien Teinturier is the VP of Engineering at ACINQ, the team behind the Eclair Lightning implementation and the Phoenix mobile... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
E80: Austin Mitchell on Building Synota & How Lightning Payments Can Disrupt the Energy Industry

Austin Mitchell is the co-founder and CEO of Synota, a platform providing instant payments for energy generators, distributors, and consumers... more

11 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
E79: Julian Fahrer on Building Apollo, The Price of Information, and the Lightning Network

Julian Fahrer is the co-founder and CEO of Apollo, a platform for discovering and writing reviews of your favorite products,... more

08 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
E78: Marco Argentieri on Building Fuji Money Using the Lightning Network & Liquid Sidechain

Marco Argentieri is the co-founder of Fuji Money, a non-custodial platform for issuing Bitcoin-backed stablecoins and synthetic assets using the... more

03 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes
E77: Sam Wouters on Insights from River's Lightning Nodes, RLS, and the Future of LN Payments

Sam Wouters is a Bitcoin Research Analyst at River, where he has recently put together an in-depth report on River’s... more

29 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
E76: Chase Perkins on the Impervious Browser, Decentralized Identifiers, and Digital Self-Sovereignty

Chase Perkins is the founder of Impervious, a Lightning-powered, P2P internet browser that recently launched their alpha version. In our conversation... more

26 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
E75: John Light on Validity Rollups on Bitcoin, ZK-proofs, and the Lightning Network

John Light is a Bitcoin researcher who recently published a paper exploring how Validity Rollups might work on Bitcoin. In our... more

20 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
E74: Johns Beharry on Bitcoin Design, Bolt.Fun, and Accelerating Global Bitcoin Adoption

Johns Beharry is a Bitcoin designer building a platform for Lightning builders called Bolt.Fun. In our conversation, we explored the importance... more

18 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
E73: James Andrew on Lightning Bridge, Using Lightning as a Payment Rail, Web3, and Taro

James Andrew is the CEO & Technical Director of Global Liquidity, the company building a product called Lightning Bridge to... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
E72: Vijay Boyapati on The Evolution of Money, Bitcoin's Role as Money, and the Lightning Network

Vijay Boyapati is the author of The Bullish Case for Bitcoin, and one of the brightest Bitcoiners around. In our discussion,... more

03 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
E71: Ry Sterling on IBEX Mercado, New Lightning Use Cases, and Helping El Salvador Adopt Bitcoin

Ry Sterling is the VP of North America at IBEX Mercado. There are two parts to the IBEX business, it... more

27 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
E70: Ray Marceau on Building Purse, Integrating Lightning, and Focusing on Bitcoin

Ray Marceau is the CEO of Purse, a marketplace enabling anyone to spend Bitcoin to buy products on Amazon, or... more

21 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
E68: Lyle Pratt on Building Vida, Communicating on Lightning, and Helping Anyone Earn For Their Time

Lyle Pratt is the founder and CEO of Vida, a platform for letting anyone monetize their time with paid messages,... more

09 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
E67: Egge on Lightning Network Advertising and the Creator Economy on a Bitcoin Standard

Egge is the co-founder of Starbackr and an advertising industry veteran who has fallen down the Bitcoin and Lightning rabbit... more

01 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
E66: Danny Diekroeger on Cash App, LDK, and Operating the Deezy LN Node

Danny Diekroeger is a Bitcoin software engineer at Cash App, and the operator of one of the world’s largest Lightning... more

27 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
E65: Fiatjaf on LNURL, Nostr, LNTXBot, Pancho, P2P Apps, Value 4 Value, and More

Fiatjaf is a pseudonymous programmer who has worked on a handful of really impactful projects in and adjacent to the... more

24 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
E64: Joe Consorti on the Time Value of the Lightning Network, Lightning Banks, and Taro

Joe Consorti is a Bitcoin market analyst who recently wrote a great article called The Time Value of the Lightning... more

20 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
E63: Christopher David on Arcade City, Decentralized Ride Sharing, and Building on Lightning

Christopher David is the CEO and Founder of Arcade City, a peer-to-peer platform that aims to decentralize ride-sharing and enable... more

14 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 25 minutes
E62: John on Building Zaprite, Getting Paid in Bitcoin, and Accounting on a Bitcoin Standard

John is the CEO and Founder of Zaprite, an invoicing platform that helps anyone get paid in Bitcoin. In our talk,... more

12 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
E61: Nicolas Burtey on Stablesats, Galoy, Bitcoin Banks, and El Salvador's Bitcoin Adoption

Nicolas Burtey is the CEO and co-founder of Galoy, an open source banking platform helping communities of any size adopt... more

03 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
E60: Randy Naar on the Liquid Sidechain, Blockstream, Issuing Assets & More

Randy Naar is a software engineer at Blockstream, working on getting assets on the Liquid side chain. In our talk, we... more

29 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
E59: Paolo Ardoino & Mathias Buus on Holepunch, Keet, Building P2P Apps, and Lightning Adoption

Paolo Ardoino and Mathias Buus are the co-founders of Holepunch, a fully encrypted platform for building peer-to-peer applications. Matthias is... more

26 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 39 minutes
E58: Alan Plus on Building LN+, Getting Liquidity, and Lightning Network Adoption

Alan Plus is the founder and CEO of Lightning Network+, a marketplace for getting inbound and outbound liquidity by participating... more

23 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
E57: Christian Decker on Blockstream, Greenlight, Lightning Scalability, and More

Christian Decker is a researcher at Blockstream who has been involved in Bitcoin since 2009, and even did his Ph.D... more

14 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 33 minutes
E56: Gigi on Internet Business Models, Value 4 Value, and Freedom in an Information Age

Gigi is a pseudonymous Bitcoin developer and author and is full of compelling ideas about Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. In... more

09 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 38 minutes
E55: Udi Wertheimer on Bitcoin, The Lightning Network, Stablecoins, and More

Udi Wertheimer is a developer by trade, and one of the most thought-provoking and controversial figures on Bitcoin Twitter. We’ve... more

30 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
E54: William Casarin on Lightning as a Communications Layer for Bitcoin, LNLink, Nostr, and Damus

William Casarin is a Bitcoin and Lightning developer working on a new project called Damus, built on the Nostr protocol. We... more

26 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
E53: Max Webster on Hivemind Ventures, Exponential Curves, and Lightning Network Opportunities

Max Webster is the founder of Hivemind Ventures, an early stage fund investing in Bitcoin startups building on the Lightning... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
E52: Jared Nusinoff on Building Mash and Helping Creators Earn More on the Lightning Network

Jared Nusinoff is the founder and CEO of Mash, a Lightning powered platform helping anyone on the internet earn more... more

15 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
The Kevin Rooke Show
E56: Gigi on Internet Business Models, Value 4 Value, and Freedom in an Information Age
The Kevin Rooke Show

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Gigi is a pseudonymous Bitcoin developer and author and is full of compelling ideas about Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. In our talk,... more