Ben Price is the co-founder and CEO of The Bitcoin Company (TBC), an app that allows anyone to earn Bitcoin for all their shopping.
In our conversation, we discussed how TBC’s app works, the challenge of disrupting credit card and loyalty point networks all over the world, the importance of the Lightning Network, and the work Ben is doing on OpenSats.
→ The Bitcoin Company: https://thebitcoincompany.com/
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→ Stakwork: https://stakwork.com/
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00:00 - Intro
02:23 - Ben Price Intro
06:45 - How VISA Payments Work
15:56 - Why Are Fiat Payments So Complicated?
18:38 - How The Bitcoin Company Works
29:08 - Why Merchants Like Credit Cards
39:00 - Disrupting Credit Cards and Airline Rewards
51:33 - Bitcoin Banks
1:01:19 - What Payments Will People Make on Lightning?
1:10:30 - What Is OpenSats?
1:17:13 - The Lightning Round