Ben Carman is a Lightning privacy researcher, working on a handful of Lightning projects including Mutiny Wallet, The Bitcoin Company, and Vortex.
We talked about the state of Lightning Network privacy, the challenge of improving one’s privacy, and the work Ben is doing to bring Lightning wallets directly to your browser with Mutiny.
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00:00 - Intro
02:24 - Ben Carman Intro
04:45 - Why Ben Loves Open Source Software
07:17 - Bitcoin’s Privacy Arms Race
13:06 - The Cypherpunk Manifesto & Lightning
21:16 - Do People Understand The Importance of Privacy?
28:45 - Lightning Privacy Report
36:14 - How Channel CoinJoins Can Improve Privacy
43:58 - How Many People Use CoinJoins Today?
46:15 - Blinded Paths & Trampoline Routing
55:17 - Mutiny Wallet
1:02:38 - Why Builders Are Migrating To The Web
1:09:36 - The Lightning Round