Ry Sterling is the VP of North America at IBEX Mercado. There are two parts to the IBEX business, it is a tool enabling merchants to accept Bitcoin payments, and an infrastructure platform for enabling entirely new Lightning use cases.
In our discussion, Ry explained the vision for IBEX Mercado, we explored a bunch of emerging Lightning use cases, and we discussed the adoption of Bitcoin in El Salvador.
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00:00 - Intro
02:44 - Ry Sterling Intro
15:23 - Gamifying Money on the Lightning Network
20:30 - Remittances & IBEX Cash
26:48 - Where Will Lightning Adoption Come From?
30:23 - What Lessons IBEX Learned From Pitching Merchants
42:35 - When Will Square Introduce Lightning Payments?
43:28 - Why IBEX’s Business Is Accelerating
47:36 - IBEX & El Salvador
55:55 - What Impact Will Fiat Bridges on Lightning Have on the World?
1:03:54 - The Lightning Round