EPISODE

⚡️ E54: William Casarin on Lightning as a Communications Layer for Bitcoin, LNLink, Nostr, and Damus

The Kevin Rooke Show

William Casarin is a Bitcoin and Lightning developer working on a new project called Damus, built on the Nostr protocol.

We had a technical discussion where William explained why he sees the Lightning Network as a communications layer for the Bitcoin economy, the ways the internet may evolve over time, and William’s work on LNLink, Nostr, and Damus.

→ Damus: https://damus.io/

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Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

03:15 - William Casarin Intro

07:49 - BOLT12

10:35 - The Web and the Lightning Network

22:57 - Will Lightning be the Communications Layer of the Bitcoin Economy?

28:40 - The Issues with Centralized and Custodial Solutions on Lightning

40:28 - Building on Core Lightning vs. Other LN Implementations

45:52 - The Nostr Protocol & The Damus Client

59:51 - The Implications of Embedding Value in Internet Apps

1:08:01 - The Lightning Round

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