André Neves is the co-founder and CTO of ZEBEDEE, a Lightning Network company focused on powering real economies in virtual worlds.
André and I spoke about ZEBEDEE’s role in the metaverse, the ways Bitcoin can be integrated into games to change incentives, the history of LNURL and its use cases, as well as a discussion on Lightning Addresses and BOLTs.
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00:00 - Intro
01:14 - André Neves Intro
06:47 - The Future of the Metaverse
10:28 - Will All Metaverse Platforms Become One?
12:59 - Will Bitcoin Be The Currency of Virtual Environments?
17:00 - How Bitcoin is Being Integrated in Games
25:41 - Making a Living From Playing Games
30:07 - Emerging Gaming Applications
33:13 - ZEBEDEE’s Business Model
38:46 - Can Bitcoin Disrupt Closed Platforms?
42:45 - Demand for Bitcoin Game Developers
45:23 - What is LNURL?
51:53 - Lightning Addresses & LNURL
01:01:39 - Lightning Addresses vs QR Codes
01:08:06 - What are BOLTs?
01:21:25 - How Lightning Implementations Make Decisions
01:23:52 - The Current State of Lightning Implementations
01:29:20 - Exciting Lightning Tech for 2022
01:33:32 - The Lightning Round