Dhruv Bansal is a physicist, entrepreneur, and the co-founder of Unchained Capital.
In our conversation we explored the idea of scaling Bitcoin in layers, the importance of distributed markets on Bitcoin, Lightning, and beyond, and we touched Nostr, Tor, Ordinals and frameworks for understanding Bitcoin.
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00:00 - Intro
02:20 - Dhruv Bansal Intro
08:41 - What Can Be Built on Bitcoin?
21:23 - Selling Bitcoin vs. Selling Altcoins
36:35 - The Importance of Building in Layers on Bitcoin
45:52 - How Important Is Decentralization on the Lightning Network?
58:22 - Second Order Effects of Lightning Network Changes
1:01:52 - Energy, Bitcoin, & P2P Connections
1:06:43 - The Pendulum of Centralization & Decentralization
1:13:23 - Can Lightning Fix Tor?
1:26:15 - The Role of Companies on Layered Protocol Systems
1:31:50 - Making Changes to Bitcoin
1:47:37 - The Lightning Round