Gigi is a pseudonymous Bitcoin developer and author and is full of compelling ideas about Bitcoin and the Lightning Network.
In our talk, Gigi explained how ad-funded business models on the internet are broken, how value for value can offer a solution, and his views on paywalls, micro-payments, and freedom in the information age.
→ Gigi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dergigi
→ The Freedom of Value: https://dergigi.com/2021/12/30/the-freedom-of-value/
→ Human B | Bitcoin Documentary: https://vimeo.com/658711759
→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo
→ ZEBEDEE: https://zeb.gg/rooke
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00:00 - Intro
02:36 - Gigi Intro
08:03 - How Internet Monetization Is Broken
20:45 - The Mental Cost of Micropayments
37:09 - Internet Platforms Competing on Payments
46:05 - Protocols vs. Platforms
50:55 - Will Value 4 Value Help Creators Earn More?
1:10:41 - Why Might Value 4 Value Not Work?
1:17:20 - The Lightning Round