E29: Brian Murray on Craft Ventures, Investing in Bitcoin Companies, and the Impact of the Lightning Network
E29: Brian Murray on Craft Ventures, Investing in Bitcoin Companies, and the Impact of the Lightning Network
The Kevin Rooke Show

Brian Murray is a partner and the COO at Craft Ventures, a VC firm dedicated to finding the next generation of world-changing companies.

Brian shared a fascinating perspective on Bitcoin, Lightning, startup investing, and the ways in which the Lightning Network will be impactful to different sets of people all over the world. I learned a ton from this conversation, and I know you will too.

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Timestamps:

00:00 - Intro

01: 38 - Brian Murray Intro

07:18 - The Lightning Network’s Impact on Society

12:05 - Will Lightning Change The Way People Earn?

19:22 - How To Get More People Building on Bitcoin

21:22 - How Craft Ventures Partners Think About Bitcoin

23:36 - Craft Ventures’ Investing Process

28:28 - SaaS and Bitcoin Business Models

37:22 - Bootstrapping a Bitcoin Business

39:39 - The Lightning Network’s TAM

45:05 - Hedging Uncertainty with Bitcoin

48:00 - Measuring Bitcoin Adoption

55:19 - Lightning’s Impact in the Developing vs. Developed World

59:25 - Creating & Capturing Value on Lightning

1:12:30 - The Lightning Round