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LNJ035 - Ankur and Michael talk Boltz Exchange
Transcript: sicksub.network/LNJ035_transcript This is the 35th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Ankur and Michael! They are the force behind Boltz Exchange. Boltz exchange is a platform that allows trades between off chain Bitcoin and on-chain Bitcoin. An example transaction might be exchanging some of your Lightning channel for an on-chain balance so you have more inbound liquidity freed up. This might be useful for merchants that are looking for a quick way to free up liquidity. We talk about how their business works and more! We talk about: Ankur’s Background Michael’s Background Pros Of Lightning Cons of Lighting Boltz Exchange Reverse Submarine Swap Lightning Tools Other Layer Two Solutions Ethereum as Layer Two for Bitcoin Meditation Boltz’s Twitter: twitter.com/Boltzhq Boltz Website: boltz.exchange Support us here: lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: sicksub.network/LNJCat Rabbit holes to fall down: Alex Bosworth’s Twitter: twitter.com/alexbosworth Strike: beta.strike.me Naval’s Twitter: twitter.com/naval
56:21
August 28, 2020
LNJ034 - Rene Pickhardt Talks LN Fee Blackmail Attacks
We uploaded this again because the first version had some audio issues, our apologies. Transcript: sicksub.network/LNJ034_Transcript This is the 34th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Rene Pickhardt! Rene is working on a PHD in pathfinding. Rene is prolific in the Lightning Network ecosystem, he can be found on StackExchange, Youtube, and at university teaching people about the Lightning Network. Rene is currently self employed as a data scientist. We talk about: Rene’s Background How to Contribute to Lightning “Thinking in Bitcoin” Onion Routing Researchers in Lightning Hal Finney Funding Researchers Flood and Loot Attacks HTLC Attacks Security of the Lightning Network Interaction Between Researchers and Devs Rene’s Twitter: twitter.com/renepickhardt Rene’s Fee Blackmail Attack Disclosure: lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-June/002735.html Flood and Loot Paper: arxiv.org/abs/2006.08513 Optech Newsletter: bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters/ Support us here: lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: sicksub.network/LNJCat
1:07:57
August 3, 2020
LNJ033 - Lightning Sucks 2: Electric Boogaloo Elias Rohrer Talks Timing Attacks
Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/28112e3b-05fe-4fe7-a452-f26a22f423f4  This is the 33rd episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this special episode we have guest co-host Shinobi of BlockDigest! PHD Payment Channel researcher Elias Rohrer joined us for this episode to talk about his research paper. We cover not only some of the drawbacks on the Lightning Network, but also possible ways to overcome the centralized nature of the Lightning Network. We talk about: Elias background Threats to Lightning Network Privacy Elias’ Paper Adversary Models Challenges in the Lightning Network Threats from Blockchain Analysis The Costs of Good Opsec Timing attacks Elias’ Twitter: Elias Rohrer (@_tnull) Elias’ paper: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.12143.pdf BlockDigest where Shinobi Talks about Elias’ Paper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmHBXMHD76M&t Shinobi’s Twitter: Prince of the Universe |SHI256| (@brian_trollz) Shinobi’s Previous LNJ Episode: sicksub.network/LNJ011 Support us here:lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: sicksub.network/LNJCat
52:52
July 14, 2020
LNJ032 - Jack Everitt How to Get Rich With Lightning Gaming
Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/c13c7037-cc14-4252-a8d4-6d10acdc5665 This is the 32nd episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Jack Everitt! Jack is known for his development of the Bitcoin Bounce game under his business Thndr Games. Bitcoin Bounce is a game available on iOS and Android that enters you into a daily competition for satoshis depending on how well you do in the game. We talk about: Jack’s Background Bitcoin Bounce Ways to Make Money via Gaming Game Ecosystems and Economies The Evolution of Lightning How to get Nocoiners Onboard VR and Bitcoin Community MintGox Jack’s’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackeveritt MintGox’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/MintGox MintGox Website: https://mintgox.com/ Thndr Games Website: https://thndr.games/games Support here:lightningjunkies.net/support Get Subscribed to our Mailing List: lightningjunkies.net/signup/ Check out our Merch store: store.lightningjunkies.net/ Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://twitter.com/LNJcat NeXzs3zQnDnGEJ1vJcSE
58:14
July 3, 2020
LNJ031 - Ben Arc talks Lightning Network Hardware Projects
Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/3ca51023-b476-4027-b3bd-4a9b9eb6eb20 This is the 31st episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Ben Arc! Ben is known for working on hardware projects such as a Bitcoin ATM and Lightning Network Point of Sale devices. With a background in tech, he has been working to educate people on the benefits of using your own hardware as well as how to do it. We talk about: Ben’s Background Ad Blockers The Education System Hardware Projects There are different ways to integrate hardware into the bitcoin ecosystem. One thing that Ben has worked on is a small candy machine that will dispense the candy once you have paid a lighting invoice. M5Stack Projects Bitcoin ATM Casa, Mynode, Open Node Raspberry Pi Used as Nodes Contributing to Bitcoin Ben’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/BTCSocialist LNBits’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lnbits Ben’s Github: https://github.com/arcbtc LNbits’ Website: https://lnbits.com/ World Crypto Network BTCIOT Tutorial Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPj3KCksGbSZKreZoGd9qMwCVoi4Cn7BS Ad blocking service Website: https://pi-hole.net/ Support here: lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://twitter.com/LNJcat
1:06:46
June 17, 2020
LNJ030 - Alex Gladstein Talks Privacy with the Lightning Network
Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/e053a440-1697-44fa-87ea-bcad854723c2 This is the 30th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Alex Gladstein! Alex has a background as a human rights activist. He is currently working as the Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. Alex is a proponent of using the lightning network as a layer to maintain financial privacy. We talk about: Alex’s background Use Case of Bitcoin Anonymously donating to activists Lightning as a Solution to Scaling Keeps transactions off-chain Bitcoin + Human rights Privacy Using BTC can protect the privacy of donor to a human rights foundation Bitcoin’s dark beginnings Lightning’s use case in gaming Microtransactions with almost instant settlement Across any platform Doubts of Lightning Scaling Higher on-chain fees could mean higher Lightning fees Covid’s Effect on Privacy When Covid-19 started taking over, totalitarian governments used it as an excuse to up their game. Apple and Google are releasing apps to track people in a way that previously would have been unthinkable. Alex’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/gladstein Human Rights Foundation Twitter: https://twitter.com/HRF Oslo Freedom Forum Twitter: https://twitter.com/OsloFF Human Rights Foundation Website: https://hrf.org/ Oslo Freedom Forum Website: https://hrf.org/events/oslo-freedom-forum/watch/ Support here:lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://twitter.com/LNJcat
43:21
June 3, 2020
LNJ029 - Rusty Russell Talks Offers/Superinvoices
Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/943bc7af-7b71-414a-97aa-30846b4dd009 This is the 29th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Rusty Russell! Rusty is well known for his work at Blockstream on C-Lightning. Prior to Lightning he was a Linux kernel dev. Rusty authored the majority of the Lightning Protocol Specification and has been directly responsible for much of the breakthroughs on Lightning while at Blockstream. We talk about: Rusty’s background Rusty’s lack of ability to predict the future Linux development Teamwork in the Lightning Network Different Lightning Development team Offers/SuperInvoices Recurring payments on the Lightning Network Spongebob The problem with LN/Scaling Shitcoins Ways to contribute to LN Rusty’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/rusty_twit Rusty’s GitHub: https://github.com/rustyrussell Support here:lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://twitter.com/LNJcat
54:25
May 20, 2020
LNJ028 - Lisa Neigut Talks Lightning Network Primitives
Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/a4430c0b-f391-48f2-b2fb-2c797028a758 This is the 28th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Lisa Neigut! Lisa is best known for working at Blockstream, working on their implementation of the Lightning Network called C-Lightning. Most recently at Blockstream, Lisa has been working on a plugin for accounting tools on C-Lightning amongst many other things! We talk about: Lisa backstory as an Android App Developer Lisa’s entrance to Bitcoin and Lightning Working for Blockstream Unix Epoch Problem BIP Process Lightning Network Primitives Penalty Transactions Ways to Improve the Lighting Network Eltoo Lisa’s Writing Corona Toilet paper Shortages Lisa’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/niftynei Lisa’s Tech Blog: https://basicbitch.software/ Lisa writing: https://futuresight.substack.com/ Support here: lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
39:24
May 6, 2020
LNJ026 - Andreas M. Antonopoulos talking Lightning
This is the 26th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. On this episode we have Andreas M. Antonopoulos! Andreas is well known in the Bitcoin world as an evangelist and subject matter expert. He has given speeches and talks for many different conferences, he's even given a talk for the Canadian senate. In this episode, we talk about Lightning topics mostly. Thank you to Fold for sponsoring the podcast, please check them out at https://foldapp.com/! Transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/2935d443-3cec-4f6c-a02f-480343b65a07 We talk about: Streaming Money Scaling with Layers vs Big Blocks Layer Three Gateway/Routers Messaging on Lightning Mastering Lightning Network Book Onboarding People to Bitcoin/Lightning Andreas' Twitter: https://twitter.com/aantonop Mastering the Lightning Network Book Github: https://github.com/lnbook/lnbook Mastering the Lightning Network Book Webpage: http://lnbook.info/ Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ   Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net  Tip me on Strike.me: https://strike.me/chaz     Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/   Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies   Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
25:41
April 22, 2020
LNJ027 - Tim K talks Paywalls
Link to transcription: https://share.descript.com/view/f8c50d2c-9cda-4894-b466-4d9351b4f377  This is the 27th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. On this episode we have Tim K, he's talking about paywall.link.  Paywall.link is a paywall service that uses the Lightning Network as its payment backend. This allows the acceptance of microtransactions.  In the episode we talk about: What is paywall.link Use cases of paywalls The struggles of business ownership Cons of paywalls  Cons of setting up your own lightning node Podcast monetization technique Logging in with Lightning Trust and practicing good custody hygiene PawBoost Corona's effect on BTC and Lightning Tim K's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BootstrapBandit Paywall.link: https://lnpay.co/paywall PawBoost's website: https://www.pawboost.com/ Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ   Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Strike.me: https://strike.me/chaz Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/   Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies   Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
37:23
April 22, 2020
LNJ025 - Chris Stewart talks about Suredbits and Lightning Infrastructure for Enterprise
Text transcript: https://share.descript.com/view/5406cb49-488a-41a1-b53e-983f14d48437 This is the 25th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. On this episode, we have Chris Stewart, founder of Suredbits. Suredbits provides data feeds that you can purchase with Lightning Network transactions. There is much more going on with Suredbits then what otherwise seem apparent, Lightning adoption is very much on their mind and we go into that in this episode. Not only that but I am asked multiple questions as well so I share my opinion about a few topics. We talk about:  Background Bitcoin Lightning infrastructure Failover Lightning Nodes Multiple Lightning Nodes as Redundancy Reusing Capital for Lightning Failover Nodes Arguments Against exchanges adopting Lightning Lightning API Calls Useful Lightning Services Lightning/Bitcoin/Crypto Adoption Lightning Gaming Bitcoin in the Foreground vs Bitcoin in the Background Is Lightning valuable because of Bitcoin or because of the technology of Lightning? Bitcoin Dev vs Lightning Dev Discreet Log Contracts (DLC) Chris' Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_Stewart_5 Suredbits' Twitter: https://twitter.com/Suredbits Suredbits Website: https://suredbits.com/ Blog about Discreet Log Contracts: https://suredbits.com/discreet-log-contracts-part-1-what-is-a-discreet-log-contract/ If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark       Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ    Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net        Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies   Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com       Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/   Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies   Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
50:58
March 10, 2020
Episode LNJ024 - Christian Moss Pwning n00bz with Lightning Gaming
This is the 24th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast, on this episode of the podcast we have Christian Moss. Christian is known for various Lightning Network and Bitcoin related gaming projects. Currently, Christian is working with ZEBEDEE and Nayuta on various projects relating to the Lightning Network.  On this episode of the podcast, we talk about: History Getting into Bitcoin First Bitcoin Wallet on iOS ZEBEDEE Games Being Worked On Payments in Games Pre-Bitcoin Lightning vs Freemium Old School Games with Lightning Gaming for Income General AI and Bots Moving to Japan to be an English Teacher Bitcoin Scene in 2014-2017 Pebble (Lightning Wallet) Bitcoin/Lightning on Android BTCPay Server on Android with Nayuta Downsides to Developing on Lightning Upsides to Developing on Lightning Lightning Arcades at Bitcoin Conferences Future of Lightning You can find a link to the Descript transcript here: https://share.descript.com/view/a7bf0a78-6c26-4a33-b2f0-27533ab44c2b Christian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/MandelDuck ZEBEDEE's Twitter: https://twitter.com/zebedeeio Nayuta's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nayuta_en Christian's Website: https://mandelduck.io/ ZEBEDEE's Website: https://zebedee.io/ Nayuta's Website: https://nayuta.co/ If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark     Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ   Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net      Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies   Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com     Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/   Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies   Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
45:23
February 24, 2020
Episode LNJ023 - Rockstardev talking Strike and Entropy
This is episode 23 of the Lightning Junkies podcast. This is also a joint release alongside my other podcast "What is Real?" Both episodes are both about an hour long and come from a two hour long conversation that was edited down. Rockstardev is a prolific developer who is best known for assisting with BTCPay Server, Zap, and just being an interesting guy with an interesting philosophy.     We talk about: Rockstarism History Meaning of Life Reversing Expansion of Universe Are we already in the simulation? Life Finding a way Through Great Filter Humanity a Bootstrapper for Machine Civilization What's my Purpose? Cyborgs Reducing Entropy in Your Life Finding a Community What is BTCPay Server? Working for Zap Strike/Olympus Zap and BTCPay Server Scaling Through Coinjoins Rockstardev's Twitter: https://twitter.com/r0ckstardev BTCPay Server's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BtcpayServer Zap's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ln_zap Jack Mallers' Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackMallers Read more about Strike: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/with-strike-zap-rethinks-its-olympus-fiat-to-bitcoin-feature Bill Gates early coding video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYXQTrYPenQ If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark   Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ   Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net    Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies   Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com   Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/   Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies   Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:00:25
February 11, 2020
Episode LNJ022 - Lightning Koala talking about Lightning Gaming
This is the 22nd episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast, in this episode, we have Lightning Koala, best known for Satoshi's Place. A webpage similar to the "Million Dollar Homepage" or "Reddit Place" where you can only change a pixel at a time, but with the twist of having to pay for pixels with sats. In this episode, we discuss: Background  Getting into Bitcoin  21 Bitcoin Computer  Bitcoin/Crypto Pitfalls  Getting a Job in Crypto  Satoshi's Place  Revenue for Satoshi's Place  Koala Studios  Chaincode Labs Residency  Lightning Chess  Lightning Game Mechanics  AAA vs Indie supporting Lightning  River Financial  Favorite Lightning App/Game  Lowering Barrier to Entry to Esports  Google Stadia  Hardware Sovereignty  Future of Lightning  Koala's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LightningK0ala Satoshi's Place: https://satoshis.place/ River Financial Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiverFinancial River Financial's Website: https://river.com If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
42:28
February 3, 2020
Episode LNJ021 - 21isEnough Talking About the Things You Own Ending Up Owning You
This is the 21st episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast, in this 21st episode, we have 21isEnough. 21 has created an open source Lightning ATM project that allows you to input coins and get paid for those coins over the Lightning Network. This ATM is currently in a prototype stage as 21 progresses the project.We talk about: 21's Background Dogecoin Dogecoin Similar to Lightning Getting into Bitcoin Getting into Lightning Lightning ATM ATM Prototype Skills  Needed to Construct Lightning ATM Living in the Present Philosophy Digital Nomad Freedom Minimalism Future of Lightning ATM Support for BTCPay Server/LNTXBot Issues with deving with Bitcoin or Lightning? Ways to Support Lightning ATM Favorite Lightning App Messaging over Lightning Network 21's Twitter: https://twitter.com/21isenough 21's Github: https://github.com/21isenough Lightning ATM project on Github: https://github.com/21isenough/LightningATM If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
56:35
January 27, 2020
Episode LNJ020 - Matt Odell talks about Securing Your Own Mask First
This is the 20th episode of the Lighting Junkies podcast. (Debuting on 01/20/2020! :O) On this episode, we have Matt Odell, Matt is best known for being a co-host of the Tales from the Crypt podcast. His co-host is Marty Bent. On this special 20th episode of the podcast, Matt talks about a range of topics that intersect Bitcoin and some that don't. In the episode, Matt talks about securing your own oxygen mask first in order to better help others in their Bitcoin adventures.  Topics in this episode: Getting into Bitcoin Path getting into Bitcoin 2013 Bull Market vs 2017 Bull Market Bull Market without Ethereum? Bull Market in 2020+? Samourai Nodl Casa vs Nodl Spending on Lightning IRL? Regulatory UX Importance of Privacy Bitcoin Surviving Ban? Altcoins Left Unscathed BTCPay Server Liquid on BTCPay Exchanges Suck Lightning Wallet with Samourai Privacy Design Philosophy Privacy Improvements Closed Loop/Circular Economy Onboarding Users Tales From The Crypt Giving Back  in BitcoinLand Going Fulltime Bitcoin Secure Your Mask First Self Sufficiency Matt Odell's Twitter: https://twitter.com/matt_odell Marty Bent's Twitter: https://twitter.com/MartyBent TFTC's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tftc21 TFTC's Website: https://tftc.io/ If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:19:17
January 20, 2020
Episode LNJ019 - Evan Kaloudis from Zeus
This is the nineteenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. On this episode of the podcast, we have Evan Kaloudis from Zeus wallet. Zeus is a mobile app on both iOS and Android that allows users to connect to a remote node over Tor(or not). Rather than using a light client running only on the mobile device, accessing a remote node allows routing computation to be done off device.  In this episode we talk about: Background Getting into Bitcoin Occupy Wall Street Bitcoin Politics Dogecoin Lightning Similar to Dogecoin? Developing on Zap Zeus Wallet Best Features of Zeus Layer 2.5 LND vs C-Lightning Lightning Exchanges Always Online an issue? Doom N' Gloom Messaging on LN Lightning as Privacy Tool Privacy on Base Layer? Onboarding Devs Onboarding Users Bitcoin is gonna Bitcoin Evan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/evankaloudis Zeus's Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZeusLN Zeus's Website: https://zeusln.app/ Zeus's Github: https://github.com/ZeusLN/zeus Zeus's Telegram: https://t.me/ZeusLN If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark Sign up for Fold using this link and we will both get 20k sats: https://use.foldapp.com/r/zbqRZDKZ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
49:10
January 13, 2020
Episode LNJ018 - Daniel Goldman explains why Layer 2 on Ethereum Pwns Bitcoin
This is the eighteenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. On this episode of the podcast, we have Daniel Goldman talking about Bitcoin and Ethereum layer two constructions. He spends the first half of the podcast laying out the first layer two constructions, nuances of the various constructions and more! The second half of the episode, we generally contrast Bitcoin, Ethereum, and talk about Lightning at various points too. We talk about: Background and Bitcoin Understanding Bitcoin/Ethereum First Lightning Transaction Layer 2 on Ethereum Contrasting Different Layer 2 Solutions Contrasting Different L2 Constructions Porting over Ethereum L2 to Bitcoin? Plasma/Plasma Cash Plasma on Bitcoin? Layer 2 Usage on Ethereum Raiden Lightning First Mover Advantage on Bitcoin? Ethereum Premine Social Layer? Privacy Privacy vs Auditability Privacy on Layer 2 Blocksize Increase The Block Philosophy (David Hume) Daniel's Twitter: https://twitter.com/DZack23 Daniel's Substack: https://dzack23.substack.com/ Georgios Konstantopoulos's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gakonst If you want to stack 100k sats, sign up for Sparkswap! Sign up for Sparkswap, buy at least $15 worth of Bitcoin, and then click this link: https://tinyurl.com/LNJspark Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net  Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies  Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com  Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:29:58
January 8, 2020
Episode LNJ017 - Lightning Network Newbie Onboarding Tips
In this short seventeenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast, we have just Chaz giving some tips for some newbies talking on the Lightning Network and the various services to try/use. If you aren't a newbie, you probably won't get much out of this episode.  Not sure how I feel about this episode. Please provide feedback on this episode. Apps mentioned:  Cash App Sparkswap Fold Bitrefill Moon Zeus Joule Escher Zap/Olympus   Sats 4 Likes Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
06:35
December 23, 2019
Episode LNJ016 - Will O'Beirne talking about Joule
This is the sixteenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Will O'Beirne best known for his Joule Lightning Wallet browser extension. Joule is a browser extension that allows you to access a remote LND node and do things such as create or pay invoices. Will has also created other apps and has created a tutorial to create your own Lightning web app. On this episode, we talk about: Starting in Ethereum Why Bitcoin? Ethereum Waste of Time? Early Bitcoin Projects First Project on Lightning Joule Chrome Extension Joule Dev Taking Back Seat Favorite Lightning Apps Challenges Devloping with Lightning TipHub Polar LN Web App Tutorial Typescript vs Python Difficulty of Tutorial Getting more Devs on LN Onboarding Ethereum Devs? Future of Lightning Gaming on Lightning Ideal Lightning Apps Privacy on Lightning Network Building for Downtrodden Users Addressing Use-cases in the Real World Reoccurring Payments over Lightning Roadblocks on Lightning Will's Twitter: https://twitter.com/wbobeirne Joule's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LightningJoule Will's Github: https://github.com/wbobeirne Will's Website: http://wbobeirne.com/ Polar's Github: https://github.com/jamaljsr/polar Part  1 of Lightning Web App Series: https://medium.com/@wbobeirne/making-a-lightning-web-app-part-1-4a13c82f3f78 Part 2 of Lightning Web App Series: https://medium.com/@wbobeirne/making-a-lightning-web-app-part-2-414f5d23c2d7 Part 3 of Lightning Web App Series: https://medium.com/@wbobeirne/making-a-lightning-web-app-part-3-58d8c7351175 Part 4 of Lightning Web App Series: https://medium.com/@wbobeirne/making-a-lightning-web-app-part-4-c0997f4353b8 Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net  Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:06:50
December 16, 2019
Episode LNJ015 - Roy Sheinfeld from Breez
This is the fifteenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Roy Sheinfeld from Breez Technology. Breez is an Android non-custodial Lightning "wallet" (Roy wouldn't like me calling it that) that has a streamlined UX that attempts to onboard users or allow as efficient as possible usage while within the app while not being custodial. Breez does things like having a single balance, submarine swaps, and automatic inbound liquidity is provided by Breez that acts as a LSP (Lightning Service Provider.) On this episode, we talk about: Background Getting into Bitcoin Breez Why start building Breez? Features that sets Breez Apart Single Balance Submarine Swaps LSP(Liquidity Service Provider) Incoming Channel Longevity On-Demand Channels? Breez LSP Charging Fees? Upcoming Features Lightning "Wallet"? Monetizing "Wallets" Lightning TX = Bitcoin TX "Lightning Maximalist"? Dev on Lightning The Hockeystick Future Adoption Streaming Money? Future of Lightning Future of Bitcoin Breez's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breez_Tech Breez's Website: https://breez.technology/ Breez's Medium: https://medium.com/breez-technology Breez's Github: https://github.com/breez/breezmobile Breez's Telegram Group: https://t.me/breez_lightning Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
51:39
December 9, 2019
Episode LNJ014 - pseudozach from Kriptode
This is the fourteenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have pseudozach from Kriptode. Kriptode is a catalogue of various apps that Zach has created including Bit Alarm, XLM to LN, Sats 4 Likes, and more!  On this episode, we talk about: Background Getting into Bitcoin Lightning World Kriptode XLM to LN Bit Alarm Bottle Pay API Integration Sats 4 Likes Abusively gaming Apps Balnr Balancing Channels for Routing Nodes Challenges of Developing on Lightning Upsides of Developing on Lightning Lightning/Sats based Games Future of Lightning Developing on Lightning Lightning as a Scaling Panacea? Cyberpunk Bitcoin Future pseudozach's Twitter: https://twitter.com/citlayik Kriptode's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kriptode Kriptode's Website: https://kriptode.com/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net  Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies     Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies      Pay for the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com        Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
54:24
December 2, 2019
Episode LNJ013 - Daniel Alexiuc from Living Room of Satoshi/Wallet of Satoshi
This is the thirteenth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Daniel Alexiuc from Living Room of Satoshi/Wallet of Satoshi, Living Room of Satoshi is an Australian service that allows Australians to pay their bills using Bitcoin and Bitcoin over Lightning. Wallet of Satoshi is a custodial Lightning wallet that allows you to do both on-chain and off-chain Bitcoin transactions.  On this episode, we talk about:  Daniel's Background Bitcoin Ethos Wallet of Satoshi Being Custodial Small Blocks BCH/BSV/Altcoins Lightning Network Challenges Circular Economy Living Room of Satoshi Paying Rent with Bitcoin Australian Tax Laws Regulations How are channels handled for Wallet of Satoshi? What's missing from Lightning? Arguments against supporting Altcoins Onboard Altcoiners onto Lightning Daniel Alexiuc's Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielalexiuc Living Room of Satoshi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/roomofsatoshi Wallet of Satoshi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/walletofsatoshi Living Room of Satoshi's Website: https://www.livingroomofsatoshi.com/ Wallet of Satoshi's Website: https://walletofsatoshi.com/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies     Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies      Pay the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com      Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
50:20
November 25, 2019
Episode LNJ012 - Ragnar Lifthrasir from Guns N' Bitcoin
This is the twelfth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode, we have Ragnar Lifthrasir from Guns N' Bitcoin. Guns N' Bitcoin is a company that sells some products related to (surprisingly) guns and Bitcoin, including their scorpion case. Ragnar previously had an issue getting Lightning working for Guns N' Bitcoin and it has caused him to criticize it on Twitter previously because of that, I wanted to get him on the show to share his thoughts about this technology. This is the second episode of the "Skeptical of Lightning" series, next week we will move on to something else, but I do intend to return to this subject throughout the life of the podcast. “In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” ― Bertrand Russell Ragnar and I talk about: Getting Into Bitcoin Guns N Bitcoin Putting Guns and Bitcoin Together Possible Arguments Against Guns Guns and Mental Illness Guns for Fun Guns N Bitcoin Podcast Bitcoin fixing being Poor? Closed Loop Economies Experience with Lightning Arguments in Favor of Lightning Bitcoin: Corporate vs Cypherpunk Future of Bitcoin Is Bitcoin going to "win"? Ragnar's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ragnarly Guns N' Bitcoin's Twitter: https://twitter.com/gunsnbitcoin Guns N' Bitcoin Website: https://gunsnbitcoin.com/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies   Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies    Pay the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com    Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
52:00
November 18, 2019
Episode LNJ011 - Shinobi Talking about Why Lightning Sucks and Why Nobody Should Use it
This is Episode Eleven of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode, we have Shinobi talking about why Lightning sucks and why nobody should use it. This is a trolly title went to exaggerate what I expected Shinobi to talk about. He ends up having a very balanced opinion on Lightning, even possibly seeing it as the future of Lightning. This is 1 of 2 episode series based on being skeptical of Lightning and exploring arguments against it. Stay tuned for next week when we have 2 of 2 of this series. In this episode, we talk about: Shinobi's Background Reasons for getting into Bitcoin Challenges of Lightning Transaction Fees Going Up Exchanges Issue/Liquidity Issue Arguments Against Lightning Future of Lightning Shitcoins/Relevant Features Channel Constructs Scaling Bitcoin with L2 Smaller Blocksize Blocks Transmitted over Radio Bigger Blocks Bitcoin vs Shitcoin Memes Lightning Privacy Spend or HODL? Shilling or Naw? Tipping Point for Adoption L2 Cold Storage Favorite Apps Lightning Darknet Markets Shinobi's Twitter: https://twitter.com/brian_trollz Blockdigest's Twitter: https://twitter.com/blockdigest Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies Pay the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:13:36
November 11, 2019
Episode LNJ10 - Ruben Somsen talking about Statechains
In this tenth episode of the podcast, we have Ruben Somsen talking about Statechains. Statechains are another layer two technology that uses the trading of entire UTXOs to save block-space on the base layer of Bitcoin. Ruben is also the founder of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup and a co-host on the Unhashed Podcast.  In this episode, we discuss: Ruben's Background Seoul Bitcoin Meetup Unhashed Podcast Statechains Statechains and Lightning Eltoo Channel Factories On-chain Scaling Transaction Fees Centralization of Lightning Opendimes with Statechains Future of Bitcoin Circular Economy Future of Lightning PoW Fraud Proofs Ruben's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SomsenRuben Seoul Bitcoin Meetup's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeoulBitcoin Unhashed Podcast's Twitter: https://twitter.com/UnhashedPodcast Unhashed's Website: https://www.unhashedpodcast.com/ Links to Statechain list of links on Ruben's Twitter: https://twitter.com/SomsenRuben/status/1145738783192600576 Fraud Proof Link #1: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-April/016873.html Link #2: https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2019-September/017287.html Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies Pay the episode on LNCast: LNCast.com If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:16:37
November 4, 2019
Episode LNJ09 - Lightning Conference Retrospective
This is the ninth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode, I talk solo about my experience travelling to Berlin for the Lightning Network conference. Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
09:38
October 30, 2019
Episode LNJ08 - Joe from Pollofeed
This is the eighth episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode, we have Joe who created and runs Pollofeed.com. Pollofeed is a way to experience micropayments on the Lightning Network, you pay 1000 sats to feed chickens in real time via a webcam. We discuss: How Joe got into Bitcoin/Lightning How did Pollofeed start? Difficulties using LN Favorite Lightning App Chickens Pollofeed's Twitter: https://twitter.com/pollofeed Pollofeed's Website: https://pollofeed.com/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
36:39
October 28, 2019
Episode LNJ07 - Giacomo Zucco talking about RGB/Spectrum/Storm (L3)
This is the seventh episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode, we have Giacomo Zucco talking about RGB, Spectrum, and Storm. RGB is a protocol to create additional layers on top of other networks/protocols like Bitcoin, the Lightning Network, sidechains, and state channels. Spectrum is an extension to RGB to allow liquidity functions on top of the Lightning Network. Storm is a file storage and messaging protocol on top of the Lightning Network. These protocols allow for Layer 3 functionality. Thanks to Paralelni Polis for letting us use their Decentruck to record the podcast at the Lightning Network conference. We discuss: RGB Spectrum Storm Potential Issues with "Top Heaviness" Other possible issues with Layer 3 Issues with Lightning Network Reasons to be excited by the Lightning Network Favorite Talks at the Lightning Network Conference Is Giacomo still a toxic maximalist? Giacomo's Twitter: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco Maxim's Twitter: https://twitter.com/dr_orlovsky RGB Spec Github: https://github.com/rgb-org/spec LNP/BP Spec Github: https://github.com/lnp-bp/lnpbps Paralelni Polis Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paralelni_polis Fulmo's Twitter: https://twitter.com/fulmolightning Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
32:29
October 21, 2019
Episode LNJ06 - Michael Folkson from London Bitcoin Devs
Six episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast.  In this episode, I interview Michael Folkson from London Bitcoin Devs.  Michael joins me this week to talk about the two Lightning Conference side events that he organized and we also talk about other topics. In this episode we explore: Michael's Background Bitcoin Startup Getting into Bitcoin LN Conf/Side Events Socratic Seminars Philosophy Schnorr, Taproot, Tapscript Eltoo Reasons to be Skeptical of Lightning Hyperbitcoinization Michael's Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelfolkson London Bitcoin Devs: https://twitter.com/LDNBitcoinDevs Link to Socratic Seminar in Berlin on October 16th: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Lab-Berlin/events/263934153/ Link to Project and Startup event in Berlin on October 17th: https://www.meetup.com/Bitcoin-Lab-Berlin/events/263934185/ LN Conf Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNconf LN Conf Website: https://www.thelightningconference.com/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
41:36
October 14, 2019
Episode Jolt-01 - Ross from Lightning Gifts
This is the first episode of the Jolt version of the podcast -- episodes that will last between 15-30 minutes in length in order to allow people with smaller amounts of time to get some good Lightning content.  These episodes will be focused around devs working on Lightning Network apps or services. For the first episode of the Jolt episodes, we have Ross from Lightning Gifts. Lightning Gifts is a way to pay people over Lightning Network without waiting for them to create an invoice -- by using Bitcoin vouchers that you create and redeem on the Lightning Gifts website. We talk about: Ross' Background Getting into Bitcoin Lightning Gifts LNURL Reasons to be Skeptical of Lightning Custodial Wallets or Naw? Getting Newbies into Bitcoin Inflation Lightning Network Community Future LN Tech Lightning Gifts' website: https://lightning.gifts/ Ross's Twitter: https://twitter.com/baebb_code Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
31:11
October 11, 2019
Episode LNJ05 - Rui Gomes from OpenNode/Lapps
Fifth episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast.  In this episode, I interview Gui Gomes from OpenNode/Laaps.  OpenNode is a Bitcoin only payment processor that allows payments on base-chain Bitcoin as well as Bitcoin over the Lightning Network. Laaps is a directory of the best Lightning Network apps in the space. In this episode we explore: Rui's Background Lightning Spin OpenNode Reasons to be skeptical about Lightning KYC on OpenNode OpenNode vs Bitpay Laaps (Lightning Apps) Newbies starting on Lightning Circular Economy Future Lightning Developments Recent Lightning Exploit Rui's Twitter: https://twitter.com/8bitgomes OpenNode's Twitter: https://twitter.com/OpenNodeCo OpenNode's Website: https://www.opennode.com/ Lapps' Twitter: https://twitter.com/lappsln Lapps' Website:  https://www.lapps.co/ Lightning Network apps mentioned: https://twitter.com/lntxbot https://kriptode.com/satsforlikes/index.html https://paid.co/ https://ln.pizza/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
1:04:08
October 7, 2019
Episode LNJ04 - Trey Griffith from Sparkswap
Forth episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast.  In this episode, I interview Trey Griffith from Sparkswap.  Sparkswap Desktop is a piece of software that allows you instantly purchase Bitcoin on the Lightning Network using USD using ACH.  In this episode we explore: Trey's Background Sparkswap Desktop KYC AnchorUSD Future of Sparkswap Lightning Network Conference Challenges with LN LNBIG Private Channels Worries about Regulation Trey's Twitter: https://twitter.com/tgriff3 Sparkswap's Twitter: https://twitter.com/sparkswap Sparkswap's Website: https://sparkswap.com/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle Pay: https://btl.to/@LNJunkies If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
40:43
September 30, 2019
Episode LNJ03 - John Carvalho from Bitrefill
Third episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast.  In this episode, I interview John Carvalho from Bitrefill.  Bitrefill is an e-commerce platform that allows users to purchase gift cards, prepaid phone refills, and Lightning Network services. Users can pay for these products/services using Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. In this episode we explore: John's Background Silk Road John's Interview with Roger Ver from 2017 Closed Loop Economies Privacy of the Lightning Network Bitrefill Webcam Industry John's Twitter: https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog Bitrefill's Twitter: https://twitter.com/bitrefill Bitrefill's Website: https://bitrefill.com/ Bitrefill's Lightning Network Services: https://www.bitrefill.com/buy/usa/lightning/ Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin on-chain or over the Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle.li: https://Pay.Bottle.li If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
51:26
September 23, 2019
Episode LNJ02 - Will Reeves from Fold/LN Pizza
Second episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast  In this episode, I interview Will Reeves from Fold/LN Pizza.  Fold and LN Pizza are a way to spend your Bitcoin at various merchants as well as earn Bitcoin back for purchases. They allow you to use Bitcoin on-chain or off-chain with the Lightning Network. LN Pizza *only* accepts Lightning Network payments. Fold has a feature where you can earn up to 20% back as Bitcoin at various merchants. In this episode we explore: Will's Background Will's First few experiences with Bitcoin Is Bitcoin rebellion coin or is it going to get tamed? Lightning Network Privacy/KYC Fold/LN Pizza and Kickbacks Bitcoin in the Future Will's Twitter: https://twitter.com/wlrvs   Fold's Twitter: https://twitter.com/fold_app Fold's Website: https://foldapp.com Lightning Pizza's Twitter: https://twitter.com/LN_Pizza Lightning Pizza Website: https://ln.pizza/ My First Bitcoin Pizza: http://myfirstbitcoinpizza.com Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin or Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle.li: https://Pay.Bottle.li  If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature.   Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies  Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
40:24
September 16, 2019
Episode LNJ01 - Ken Kruger from Moon
First episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast In this episode, I interview Ken Kruger from Moon. Moon is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to make purchases on Amazon with the Lightning Network using a very clean UX. Ken joins me to talk about Moon, the Lightning Network, and Bitcoin generally. Moon's Links: Moon's Twitter: https://twitter.com/paywithmoon Moon's Website: https://paywithmoon.com/ Lightning Junkies Links: Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin or Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle.li: https://Pay.Bottle.li If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature. Follow my Lightning Network blog series: https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
38:43
September 2, 2019
Intro to Lightning Junkies
In order to kick off this podcast, I wanted to release a quick intro that lays out the premise for Lightning Junkies and what I hope to accomplish. Lightning Junkies Links:   Sponsor the podcast with Bitcoin or Lightning Network: http://crowdfund.lightningjunkies.net Tip me on Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@LNJunkies Tip me on Bottle.li: https://Pay.Bottle.li  If you wish to contribute in fiat, you can use the Anchor.fm subscription feature.   Follow my Lightning Network blog series:  https://blog.sicksubroutine.com/ Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LNJunkies  Follow Chaz Cryptoson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thechaz
02:26
August 20, 2019