Julie Landrum leads International Strategy & Growth for OpenNode, a Bitcoin payment processor built on the Lightning Network.
In our conversation, Julie and I discussed the addressable market for Bitcoin payments, the hidden fees traditional payment processors charge, and the challenge of overcoming the network effect of fiat payment systems.
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00:00 - Intro
01:17 - Julie Landrum Intro
07:49 - The Addressable Market for Payments & Payouts
15:40 - The Adoption of Lightning In El Salvador
29:09 - Success Metrics for OpenNode
41:24 - Can Lightning Break Down Traditional Payment Rail Network Effects?
53:46 - Merchants on Lightning & Hidden Credit Card Fees
1:18:21 - The Lightning Round