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

@merryoscar
20,000 sats
27 Jun
“sats slinging round the internet at the speed of light” - great episode! ⚡️
@bon
3,456 sats
30 Jun
My imagination is buzzing right now thinking about all the possibilities presented in this episode. Williams approach to a lightning built on top of the internet protocol instead of built on top of the Web suite of protocols just makes so much more sense. I think the creation of my core lightning node got bumped way up on my priority list of things to do.
@jeffrey
2,500 sats
27 Jun
Great show! Loved the discussion on the architecture! William, you are doing very inspring and creative work. Thank you for doing what you do.
@mitchlancaster
1,000 sats
4 Jul
@btcmcboatface
555 sats
27 Jun
thanks for including my question in the splits! next up, a question for Udi: 'how you doing?'
@user6711316363197770
500 sats
26 Jun
excellent content!
@ion497
500 sats
9 Jul
Great interview. Looking forward to future episodes!
@tnblumer
500 sats
2 Jul
good value
@maroder
100 sats
29 Jun
Great!
@ajpier
100 sats
27 Jun
very informative
@moneyminter
10 sats
27 Jun
Great show and info on LN
@lonewolfshadow
27 Jun
@moneyminter
27 Jun
Great
@leo
10 sats
26 Jun
Please Damus for Android.
@bon
26 Jun
yes please.
@asata
7 sats
27 Jul