Justin Rezvani is the CEO of Zion, a Bitcoin company re-imagining social media on the Lightning Network.
Justin and I spoke about how Zion differs from traditional social media apps, the importance of peer-to-peer communication and value transfer, how Value 4 Value changes people’s behavior, and Zion’s business model and adoption metrics to date.
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00:00 - Intro
01:29 - Justin Rezvani Intro
07:07 - Zion’s Social Media Vision
15:54 - Transitioning Users From Web 2 to Zion
19:04 - Zion’s Social Media Focus
24:41 - Supporting Creators With Sats
33:13 - Paid vs. Free Social Media
40:24 - Convincing Users To Pay For Zion
43:02 - Does Zion Rank Content?
48:25 - How Will Zion Build A Sustainable Business?
52:00 - Getting New Users On Lightning & Zion
54:40 - Educating People About Bitcoin
56:35 - Lightning Network Statistics
01:00:53 - Lightning Network Predictions
01:03:14 - Interesting Lightning Applications
01:05:12 - The Lightning Round