Paul Itoi has built two of the most popular Lightning applications to date, Sphinx Chat and Stakwork. These platforms already enable people to chat and earn over the Lightning Network, and Paul’s vision for where these platforms will go next is incredible.
In our wide-ranging conversation, Paul and I discussed the concept of earning Bitcoin, how AIs and humans can work together to truly build a world computer, and how decentralized knowledge graphs can help people learn faster than ever.
→ Sphinx: https://sphinx.chat/
→ Stakwork: https://stakwork.ai/
→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/
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00:00 - Intro
02:26 - Paul Itoi Intro
05:29 - Why Build on Lightning?
10:36 - What is Stakwork?
14:53 - How Humans and AIs Can Work Together
21:10 - How Earning Bitcoin Can Change The Way We Work
32:52 - Stakwork’s Real World Impact Today
46:19 - Sphinx & Their Decentralized Knowledge Graph
51:47 - Knowledge Graph Use Cases
1:04:36 - What Else Will Be Built on Bitcoin?
1:08:49 - The Lightning Round