The Kevin Rooke Show
TLS86: Ben Price on Building The Bitcoin Company, OpenSats, and Improving Payments with Lightning
13 Dec • 1hr 24m
In our conversation, we discussed how TBC’s app works, the challenge of disrupting credit card and loyalty point networks all over the world, the importance of the Lightning Network, and the work Ben is doing on OpenSats.
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00:00 - Intro
02:23 - Ben Price Intro
06:45 - How VISA Payments Work
15:56 - Why Are Fiat Payments So Complicated?
18:38 - How The Bitcoin Company Works
29:08 - Why Merchants Like Credit Cards
39:00 - Disrupting Credit Cards and Airline Rewards
51:33 - Bitcoin Banks
1:01:19 - What Payments Will People Make on Lightning?
1:10:30 - What Is OpenSats?
1:17:13 - The Lightning Round
great episode. card-linked offers ftw
this episode was excellent. thank you for always great content. side note his point to “the government shouldn’t know I buy bugles” is not only amazing but so true