E92: John Carvalho on Synonym, Blocktank, Bitkit, Pear Credit, Slashtags, and Hyper-Bitcoinization
E92: John Carvalho on Synonym, Blocktank, Bitkit, Pear Credit, Slashtags, and Hyper-Bitcoinization
The Kevin Rooke Show

John Carvalho is the CEO of Synonym, a company working on a number of Bitcoin and identity products and protocols including their Bitkit wallet, their Blocktank LSP, their Slashtags protocol, and their collaboration with Holepunch on Pear Credit.

In our conversation we talked about the business case for building an LSP, the unique features of Bitkit, the vision for Pear Credit, and the identity landscape with overlapping protocols in Slashtags, TBD, and Nostr.

→ Synonym: https://synonym.to/

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Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

02:47 - John Carvalho Intro

05:05 - Blocktank and the LSP Business

13:22 - Demand for Lightning Network Liquidity

32:52 - Regulations and the Lightning Network

41:24 - Removing IP Addresses from the Lightning Protocol

43:59 - How The BitKit Wallet Works

1:02:23 - The Vision for Pear Credit

1:16:01 - Tokens on the Internet

1:27:59 - How Slashtags Works

1:36:53 - Slashtags vs. TBD

1:46:04 - Can Multiple Web Identity Systems Succeed?

1:58:42 - The Lightning Round

@bon
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@captain_stacks
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23 Jan
John Carvalho is a very rational Bitcoiner 🔥💎⚡