E90: Evan Kaloudis on Building Zeus, Lightning Self Custody, Open Source Funding, Tor, and Taro
E90: Evan Kaloudis on Building Zeus, Lightning Self Custody, Open Source Funding, Tor, and Taro
The Kevin Rooke Show

Evan Kaloudis is the founder of Zeus, an open-source and self-custodial mobile Lightning wallet.

We talked about building Zeus and the new features it offers, the tension between custodial and self-custodial Lightning wallets, and the roadmap and business model for Zeus looking forward.

→ Zeus: https://zeusln.app/

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Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

02:17 - Evan Kaloudis Intro

06:43 - Evan’s Decision to Build Zeus

17:01 - What Is Missing from the Lightning Ecosystem?

23:59 - Custodial vs. Self-Custodial Lightning Payments

36:49 - Privacy on the Lightning Network

40:20 - Why Haven’t Regulators Targeted Lightning Companies?

42:04 - Taro and Zeus

46:09 - Zeus 0.7 Release

59:33 - Can Bitcoin Payments Fix Tor?

1:10:23 - Zeus’ Business Model

1:15:30 - The Lightning Round

@btcrich
10,000 sats
6 Jan
love the Zeus wallet. makes using my node a doddle.
@lux
2,100 sats
4 Jan
great episode! may I suggest two guests: Hampus from Blixtwallet and Loki from Indra, great projets need exposure
@vake
2,000 sats
6 Jan
@owenlewis
1,000 sats
6 Jan
Look forward to trying out Zeus! 💪
@4g3n7_0r4ng3
500 sats
4 Jan
Excellent interview; Great work Kevin & Evan! ⚡
@maximus
260 sats
4 Jan
Nice one getting Evan on. Zeus is on fire! 🔥
@northofthewall
210 sats
22 Jan
Great episode! I’m so grateful for the work Evan is doing. Zues is just amazing⚡️
@saentari
202 sats
4 Jan
@risco
200 sats
4 Jan
great work
@everypennyevan
100 sats
5 Jan
echo LN sounds awesome. sorry fountain huehue
@satoshi100000000
100 sats
4 Jan
@glow
100 sats
8 Jan
Great inspiring show. Keep it up Kevin and Evan