Ray Marceau is the CEO of Purse, a marketplace enabling anyone to spend Bitcoin to buy products on Amazon, or sell Amazon gift cards to buy Bitcoin.
In our discussion, Ray explained how the Purse platform works, the ups and downs of their 8-year journey in the Bitcoin space, why Purse decided to integrate Lightning payments this summer, and why they’re considering focusing exclusively on Bitcoin on their platform.
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00:00 - Intro
02:38 - Ray Marceau Intro
13:54 - How Does Purse Work?
17:28 - Purse and Amazon Gift Cards
23:55 - Purse’s Lightning Network Integration
36:04 - What Lightning Metrics Is Purse Watching?
38:04 - Why Purse is Focusing on Bitcoin
56:42 - Privacy on Lightning
59:42 - Ray’s Lessons Learned as CEO
1:06:03 - The Lightning Round