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⚡️ The Kevin Rooke Show

by Kevin Rooke

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⚡️ E45: Daniel Buchner on Building Decentralized Identity at Block

Daniel Buchner is the Head of Decentralized Identity at Block, the company formerly known as Square.In our talk, Daniel helped me understand the concept of identity, why and how identity can be decentralized, and how having self-sovereignty over your identity can change the relationships and the power dynamics between users and the apps we use today.→ TBD: https://tbd.website/→ DIF: https://identity.foundation/Sponsors→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/At the end of e...

⚡️ E44: Tom Chojnacki on Satsback & Lightning Powered Loyalty Rewards

Tom Chojnacki is the founder of Satsback, a platform that helps you save in bitcoin whenever you shop online.In our conversation, Tom and I discussed the concept of Sats back rewards, why consumers love Bitcoin as a form of loyalty points, and the addressable market for retail and e-commerce rewards.→Satsback: https://satsback.com/Sponsors→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/At the end of every show, I answer any questions listeners send in over the Li...

⚡️ E43: Sam Walker on Reacher and Solving Email Spam with Lightning Payments

Sam Walker is a Senior Software Engineer at Strike, and the creator of a new app called Reacher that aims to solve email spam with Lightning payments.In our conversation, Sam and I discussed exactly how Reacher works, how Lightning can eliminate spam all over the internet, and some of the new business models that may emerge on a Lightning-powered internet.→ Reacher: https://www.reacher.me/Today’s show is sponsored by Voltage and ZEBEDEE.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https...

⚡️ E42: Julie Landrum on OpenNode, Payment Processing Fees, and Network Effects

Julie Landrum leads International Strategy & Growth for OpenNode, a Bitcoin payment processor built on the Lightning Network.In our conversation, Julie and I discussed the addressable market for Bitcoin payments, the hidden fees traditional payment processors charge, and the challenge of overcoming the network effect of fiat payment systems.→ OpenNode: https://www.opennode.com/Today’s show is sponsored by Voltage and ZEBEDEE.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/At the end of every show in the Ligh...

⚡️ E41: Lyn Alden on the Lightning Network, Stablecoins, and Bitcoin Adoption

Lyn Alden is an investor and analyst who needs no introduction on this show.In our conversation, Lyn and I discussed her interest in Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, liquidity as a network effect, the impact of stablecoins on Lightning, nation-state Bitcoin adoption, and much more.→ Lyn Alden: https://www.lynalden.com/Today’s show is sponsored by Voltage and ZEBEDEE.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/At the end of every show in the Lightning Round, I answer a...

⚡️ E40: Zero Fee Routing on Running One of the World's Top Lightning Routing Nodes

Zero Fee Routing is the pseudonymous operator of one of the world’s largest Lightning Network routing nodes.As the name implies, Zero Fee Routing doesn’t charge fees to route payments, and as a result has become a major hub of Lightning connectivity, routing over 10 BTC of payment volume per day.In our conversation, we discussed their strategy of selling liquidity and routing for free, their decision to move their node from LND to Core Lightning, and the future earning prospects for routing nodes on the network.→ Zero Fee Routing Node: https://amboss...

⚡️ E39: Dennis Reimann on BTCPay Server, Lightning Merchants, & Value 4 Value

Dennis Reimann is a programmer at BTCPay Server, a self-hosted, open-source Bitcoin payment processor.In our conversation, we discussed how BTCPay Server works and the plug-ins that will be built on top of it, the benefits and drawbacks of Lightning for merchants, and value 4 value as a business model.→ BTCPay Server: https://btcpayserver.org/Today’s show is sponsored by Voltage and ZEBEDEE.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/At the end of every show in the Ligh...

⚡️ E38: John Cantrell on Building Sensei, Lightning Node Implementations, and Emerging Lightning Use Cases

John Cantrell is the pseudonymous creator of Sensei, a lightning node implementation focused on making Bitcoin accessible to the entire world.In our conversation, we discussed exactly what Sensei is, Sensei’s relationship to Spiral’s BDK and LDK, the broader Lightning implementation landscape, and emerging payments use cases that could be built on Lightning.→ Sensei: https://l2.technology/senseiToday’s show is sponsored by Voltage and ZEBEDEE.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ ZEBEDEE: https://zbd.gg/At the end of e...

⚡️ E37: Mempool Co-Founder Simon on Open Source Bitcoin Projects, Lightning, Liquid, Bisq, & Bitcoin's Mempool

Simon is the co-founder of the Mempool Open Source project, an explorer for monitoring Bitcoin transactions, mempool congestion, network fees, and more.In our conversation, we discussed the value of building Mempool as an open-source, self-hosted project, the Liquid Network’s role as a side chain on Bitcoin, peer-to-peer exchanges like Bisq, and the debate around Bitcoin’s transaction fee sustainability.→ Mempool: https://mempool.space/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, the industry standard in Lightning Network infrastructure.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo

⚡️ E36: Stelios Rammos on Building Geyser and Crowdfunding on the Lightning Network

Stelios Rammos is the co-founder of Geyser, a Bitcoin crowdfunding platform built on the Lightning Network.In our conversation, we discussed the pros and cons of fiat crowdfunding platforms, the ways Lightning can improve accessibility for fundraisers, as well as stablecoins, censorship resistance, and the Geyser roadmap.→ Geyser: https://geyser.fund/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, the industry standard in Lightning Network infrastructure.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use code KEVINROOKE to get 50% off your first month's Lightning nodeT...

⚡️ E35: Lisa Neigut on Blockstream's Core Lightning, The Differences Between LN Implementations, and Base58

Lisa Neigut is a member of Blockstream’s Lightning team, and the co-founder of Base58, branded as the world’s best Bitcoin education company.Lisa and I discussed her work at Blockstream, the differences between Lightning implementations, as well as centralization risks and educating Bitcoin developers at Base58.→ Core Lightning: https://blockstream.com/lightning/→ Base58: https://www.base58.info/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, the industry standard in Lightning Network infrastructure.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use code KEVINRO...

⚡️ E34: Cory Klippsten on Building Swan Bitcoin, Angel Investing, and the Lightning Network

Cory Klippsten is the co-founder of Swan Bitcoin, as well as a Bitcoin angel investor and educator.Cory and I had a wide-ranging conversation, starting with Cory’s work at Swan, and then getting into the Lightning work Cory is doing, startup investing, the macro-economic picture, educating Bitcoiners, and more.→ Swan Bitcoin: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/→ The Bitcoin Canon: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/canon/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, the industry standard in Lightning Network infrastructure.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign...

⚡️ E33: Pierre Rochard on Kraken's Lightning Integration, Other Exchanges Supporting Lightning, and Lightning Predictions

Pierre Rochard is a Bitcoin advocate, entrepreneur, and a Product Manager at Kraken, where he played a key role in launching Kraken’s Lightning Network integration.Pierre and I discussed exactly how Kraken’s Lightning integration was launched, the trade-offs that exchanges face when considering integrating with the Lightning Network, and a wide array of Lightning Network predictions.→ Kraken: https://www.kraken.com/→ Kraken’s Lightning Node: https://amboss.space/node/02f1a8c87607f415c8f22c00593002775941dea48869ce23096af27b0cfdcc0b69The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, the indust...

⚡️ E32: Anders Helseth on the State of the Lightning Network

Anders Helseth is a senior analyst at Arcane Research, and helped create their State of The Lightning Network report.Anders and I discussed the Lightning Network metrics covered in his report, the pace of innovation in Lightning since the report was published, and potential catalysts that could spur on further Lightning adoption.→ Arcane Research: https://www.research.arcane.no/→ The State of  Lightning Report: https://www.research.arcane.no/the-state-of-lightningThe Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage...

⚡️ E31: Abubakar Nur Khalil on the ₿ Trust and Lightning Innovation in Africa

Abubakar Nur Khalil is the CEO at Recursive Capital, a ₿ Trust board member, and a co-founder at Qala.Abubakar and I discussed his role in overseeing Jack Dorsey and Jay Z’s ₿ Trust, Bitcoin and Lightning adoption in Nigeria and Africa more broadly, investing in African Lightning startups through his work at Recursive, and educating the next generation of Bitcoin developers.→ Recursive Capital: https://rcrsv.xyzThe Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=You...

⚡️ E30: Bryan Solstin on Making Bitcoin Legal Tender In America

Bryan Solstin is a US Senate Candidate with a campaign focused on making Bitcoin legal tender in America.Bryan and I discussed the steps required to make Bitcoin legal tender, Bitcoin’s effect on the US political landscape today, how the Lightning Network will fulfill Bitcoin’s ability to be a medium of exchange, and the second-order effects of America on a fiat vs. Bitcoin standard.→ Bryan Solstin: https://solstin.org/→ Bryan’s 22 Bitcoin Use Cases: https://zenimal.xyz/use-casesThe Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questio...

⚡️ E29: Brian Murray on Craft Ventures, Investing in Bitcoin Companies, and the Impact of the Lightning Network

Brian Murray is a partner and the COO at Craft Ventures, a VC firm dedicated to finding the next generation of world-changing companies.Brian shared a fascinating perspective on Bitcoin, Lightning, startup investing, and the ways in which the Lightning Network will be impactful to different sets of people all over the world. I learned a ton from this conversation, and I know you will too.→ Craft Ventures: https://www.craftventures.com/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://volt...

⚡️ E28: Michael Bumann & Moritz Kaminski on Building Alby, Improving Lightning Payments, and Value 4 Value

Michael Bumann and Moritz Kaminski are the co-founders of Alby, a Chrome extension that enables anyone to send Bitcoin over the Lightning Network directly from their browser.Michael, Moritz, and I spoke about exactly how Alby works, the similarities and differences between Alby and Metamask, why Alby chose to build on WebLN and LNURL, as well as a wide-ranging discussion covering identity, value for value, and interesting new Lightning applications.→ Alby: https://getalby.com/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Volt...

⚡️ E27: Ken Kruger on Building Moon & Enabling Anyone To Spend Bitcoin Anywhere

Ken Kruger is the CEO and Founder of Moon, a company making it easy for anyone to spend their Bitcoin anywhere online.Ken and I spoke about exactly how Moon enables this functionality, Moon’s partnership with VISA, the challenge for traditional payment platforms to innovate on Lightning, as well as a wide-ranging discussion covering privacy, censorship, and emerging Lightning applications.→ Moon: https://paywithmoon.com/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtub...

⚡️ E26: Justin Rezvani on Building Zion, Social Media on Lightning, Value 4 Value, and Lightning Adoption

Justin Rezvani is the CEO of Zion, a Bitcoin company re-imagining social media on the Lightning Network.Justin and I spoke about how Zion differs from traditional social media apps, the importance of peer-to-peer communication and value transfer, how Value 4 Value changes people’s behavior, and Zion’s business model and adoption metrics to date.→ Zion: https://www.getzion.com/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use...

⚡️ E25: Oleg Mikhalsky on Fulgur Ventures, Investing in Lightning Companies, and Lightning Adoption

Oleg Mikhalsky is a Partner at Fulgur Ventures, a VC firm focused on investing in Bitcoin and Lightning Network companies.Oleg and I spoke about why Fulgur is so excited about the Lightning Network, new business models enabled by Lightning, attracting founders to build on Lightning, valuations in the Lightning startup ecosystem, and the different types of adoption the Lightning Network is seeing today.→ Fulgur Ventures: https://fulgur.ventures/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_sour...

⚡️ E24: Chris Stewart on Suredbits, Oracles, DLCs, and Building Financial Markets on Bitcoin

Chris Stewart is the founder of Suredbits, a company focused on building financial applications and markets directly on the Bitcoin protocol.Chris and I spoke about Bitcoin’s smart contract limitations today, the ways in which DLCs could enable new applications for Bitcoin, how DLCs, CFDs, and Oracles work, and the future applications of Bitcoin smart contracts that Chris is excited about.→ Suredbits: https://suredbits.com/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium...

⚡️ E23: Adam Curry on Podcasting 2.0, Value 4 Value, The Fall of Legacy Institutions, and the Lightning Network

Adam Curry is one of the pioneers of podcasting, and is playing an integral role in advancing the Podcasting 2.0 movement, and the Value 4 Value business model.Adam and I spoke about his background in broadcasting, the ways in which the podcast industry has evolved, his work on the Podcast Index, the value of earning and engaging directly with your audience, and the new features being built into modern podcasting apps today.→ Podcast Index: https://podcastindex.org/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network....

⚡️ E22: Alyse Killeen on Building Stillmark, Investing in Bitcoin Companies, and Emerging Lightning Network Applications

Alyse Killeen is the Founding Partner at Stillmark, a Bitcoin focused VC firm.  Alyse and I spoke about her focus on investing in Bitcoin companies, the things Alyse looks for in founders and startup pitches, and the particular segments of Bitcoin and the Lightning Network she is most excited about in 2022.  → Stillmark: https://www.stillmark.com/ The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.    → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use code KEVINROOKE to get 50% o...

⚡️ E21: Hussein Badakhchani on Noah, Earning and Saving Money, and the Lightning Network

Hussein Badakhchani is the CTO at Noah, a Bitcoin company building what they believe is the money app of the future.Hussein and I spoke about the new products Noah is building, the different mechanics that help people earn, save, spend, and pay money on Noah, and the future of payments on the Lightning Network.→ Noah: https://noah.com/The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use co...

⚡️ E20: Jesse Shrader on Amboss, Data Analytics for Lightning Nodes, & Lightning as a Social Network

Jesse Shrader is the co-founder of Amboss, a Lightning Network explorer and data analytics tool.  Jesse and I spoke about Amboss role in helping node operators make better routing decisions, the ways Amboss can build a competitive moat when Lightning data is publicly available, the future of node operations on Lightning, as well as a discussion on Lightning messaging and other applications Jesse finds exciting.  → Amboss: https://amboss.space/ The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me questions over the Lightning Network.    → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kev...

⚡️ E19: André Neves on ZEBEDEE, the Metaverse, LNURL, Lightning Addresses, and BOLT12

André Neves is the co-founder and CTO of ZEBEDEE, a Lightning Network company focused on powering real economies in virtual worlds.  André and I spoke about ZEBEDEE’s role in the metaverse, the ways Bitcoin can be integrated into games to change incentives, the history of LNURL and its use cases, as well as a discussion on Lightning Addresses and BOLTs.  → ZEBEDEE: https://zebedee.io/ The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage.    → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use code KEVINROOKE to get 50% off your...

⚡️ E18: Keagan McClelland on Start9, Personal Servers, and the Future of Sovereign Computing

Keagan McClelland is the co-founder of Start9 Labs, where his team is ushering in the age of sovereign computing with their personal servers.  Keagan and I spoke about the distinction between Bitcoin/Lightning nodes and personal servers, the challenges of getting app developers and users to adopt personal servers, the growth of the Lightning Network, and the new technologies Keagan is most excited about.  → Start9 Labs: https://start9.com/  The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.    → Voltage: https://vo...

⚡️ E17: Keyan Kousha on Stacker News, Earning Bitcoin for Curating Content, & Decentralized Social Media

Keyan Kousha is the founder of Stacker News, a Bitcoin forum that pays users for sharing great content using the Lightning Network.  Keyan and I spoke about the issues plaguing social media platforms, how the Lightning Network can incentivize better online communities and conversations, the growth of Stacker News so far, and the new features Stacker News is working on.  → Stacker News: https://stacker.news/  The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.    → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kev...

⚡️ E16: Jack Everitt on Building THNDR Games, Designing Bitcoin Games, and the Constrains Limiting Lightning Adoption

Jack Everitt is the founder of THNDR Games, a game studio that leverages Bitcoin's Lightning Network.  Jack and I spoke about how to design the right incentives in Bitcoin games, the growth of THNDR Games, the constraints limiting Lightning adoption, and much more.  → THNDR Games: https://www.thndr.gg/ The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.  → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use code KEVINROOKE to get 50% off your first...

⚡️ E15: Danny Scott and Zakk on CoinCorner, Lightning Merchants, and CoinCorner's New Lightning Card

Danny Scott is the CEO of CoinCorner, and Zakk is their Technical Lead working on Lightning.  Danny, Zakk, and I spoke about how CoinCorner merchants are using Lightning today, CoinCorner's new Lightning card, as well as the various Lightning payment standards and UX challenges that still need to be solved.  → CoinCorner: https://www.coincorner.com/ The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.  → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo→ Use code K...

⚡️ E14: Alex Gladstein on How Bitcoin Improves Freedom, Stablecoins, and Improving the Lightning Network

Alex Gladstein is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Human Rights Foundation, where he has worked since 2007.Alex and I spoke about how Bitcoin improves financial freedom, how Lightning extends Bitcoin’s functionality, and the ways in which Lightning still needs to improve for journalists, dissidents, and citizens under authoritarian rule.→ The Human Rights Foundation: https://hrf.orgThe Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo

⚡️ E13: Graham Krizek on Voltage, Improving Lightning Node Management, and the Future of the Lightning Network

Graham Krizek is the CEO and founder of Voltage, the premier provider of Bitcoin and Lightning node infrastructure.Graham and I spoke about how Voltage is improving Lightning node management, solving challenges for Lightning builders today, and the future of the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1moThis episode also features The Lightning Round sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.→ Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_camp...

⚡️ E12: Chris Tramount on Scarce City, Bitcoin Collectibles vs. NFTs, and Monetizing Internet Memes

Chris Tramount is the CEO of Scarce City, a Bitcoin marketplace for buying digital and physical art and collectibles on the Lightning Network.Chris and I spoke about how Scarce City uses the Lightning Network for collateral payments, Bitcoin collectibles (called 'Rares') vs. NFTs on other chains, the history of Rare Pepes, and monetizing internet memes.This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.At the end of every show I answer any questions you send in, and announce my...

⚡️ E11: Daniel Berezovsky on sMiles and Earning Bitcoin for Walking, Gaming, and Shopping

Daniel Berezovsky is the co-founder of sMiles, which is one of the easiest ways for anyone to earn Bitcoin on the Lightning Network.Daniel and I spoke about how Lightning will affect industries from gaming to healthcare to retail, the issues holding back Lightning adoption today, and the new features sMiles is building to make earning Bitcoin easier and more enjoyable.This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me any of your most pressing questions directly over the Lightning Network.At the end of every show I answer all...

⚡️ E10: Sergej Kotliar on Bitrefill, El Salvador's Circular Bitcoin Economy, and Lightning Network Nodes

Sergej Kotliar is the co-founder of Bitrefill, one of the most important Bitcoin and Lightning Network businesses in the world.Sergej and I spoke about how people are using Bitrefill today to live off their Bitcoin, how they manage their Lightning Network nodes, and the new features Bitrefill is building in El Salvador to kickstart a circular Bitcoin economy.This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me any of your most pressing questions directly over the Lightning Network.At the end of every show I answer all the questions...

⚡️ E9: Boltz Co-Founder on Lightning Exchanges, Lightning Network Activity, and the Future of the Lightning Network

Michael is the pseudonymous co-founder of Boltz, a non-custodial Lightning exchange and Lightning service provider.Michael and I spoke about how he built Boltz, estimating Lightning Network activity and payment volumes, and the applications he is excited about in the Lightning ecosystem.This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can support the show and ask me any questions directly over the Lightning Network.To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats....

⚡️ E8: John Carvalho on Synonym, Tokens on the Lightning Network, and the Future of Web3

John Carvalho is the CEO of Synonym, a Bitcoin-only company that has been building in stealth mode for almost two years.John and I spoke about the projects Synonym is working on, enabling tokens on the Lightning Network, and how Web3 can be built without any blockchains or tokens at all.This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network.To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with...

⚡️ E7: Chris Hunter on Galoy's Bitcoin Beach Wallet, Lightning Adoption in El Salvador, and Banking-as-a-Service

Chris Hunter is the co-founder of Galoy, the company behind the Bitcoin Beach Wallet in El Salvador.Chris and I spoke about how the Bitcoin Beach project developed, the shifting sentiment around the Lightning Network in El Salvador over time, and how Galoy’s Banking-as-a-Service business model could help onboard different forms of communities, companies, and countries to Bitcoin.Got a question? You can ask any questions to me directly over the Lightning Network, and I'll answer them at the end of every show in the Lightning Round.To send a direct message an...

⚡️ E6: The Lightning Network's Next Big Use Case

In November, I wrote an article about why I think podcasting will be the next big use case for the Lightning Network, and this is the audio version for those who prefer listening to podcasts over reading long articles.In the time since I wrote the article, over 500 podcasters have enabled Lightning tips on their shows, bringing the total number of lightning podcasters to just under 3,400 today.Anecdotally, I can also say that there are a number of really cool developments in the Lightning podcasting space that will help grow the number of podcasters and...

⚡️ E5: Shone Anstey on Buying Bitcoin as a Public Company, Earning Yield, and the Lightning Network

Shone Anstey is the CEO of LQwD, the world's first public Lightning Network company. Shone and I spoke about LQwD's Bitcoin accumulation strategy, the ways Lightning service providers can earn yield on their Bitcoin holdings, and how the Lightning Network might evolve over time.This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network.To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats.Fountain: https://w...

⚡️ E4: Bernard Parah on Bitcoin in Africa, Payrolls on Lightning, and African Entrepreneurs

Bernard Parah is the CEO of Bitnob, a Nigerian Bitcoin business with a Lightning Network integration.Bernard and I spoke about the payments and savings landscape in Nigeria, the ways Bitcoin can empower Africans to push back against fees and restrictions levied by fiat payment processors, and how remote work and Bitcoin are enabling a new generation of African entrepreneurs.This episode also features my new segment called the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network.To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain...

⚡️ E3: Romain Rouphael on LNMarkets, El Salvador, and Lightning Network Adoption

LNMarkets is a Lightning Network derivatives exchange, with over $300M in trading volume since their launch in March 2020.Last week I spoke with LNMarkets co-founder Romain Rouphael about derivatives, the growth of the Lightning Network, his experience using Lightning in El Salvador, and much more.This episode also features my new segment called the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network.To send a direct message and/or tip for this episode, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet...

⚡️ E2: Nathan Jessop on Kollider, Derivatives, and the Lightning Network

Derivatives trading is faster than ever on the Lightning Network.Last week I spoke with Kollider co-founder Nathan Jessop about the next era of derivatives trading, the importance of building on the Lightning Network, and the ways instant settlement may change the behavior of traders.I’m also starting a new podcast segment called the Lightning Round, where you can ask me any question you want as a message on the Lightning Network.To send a direct message and/or tip this episode, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store an...

⚡️ E1: Oscar Merry on Fountain, The Lightning Network, and Podcasting 2.0

Podcasting 2.0 is here, and Fountain is leading the charge. I spoke with Fountain co-founder Oscar Merry about the next era of podcasting, the importance of Lightning Network payments, and the impact Podcasting 2.0 could have on creators, podcasting apps, and the overall media landscape.To send direct messages and tips on this podcast, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats.