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Bootstrapping the Future Internet with Impervious.ai - LNJ050
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ050Transcript In this episode we have Anthony Ronning and Chase Perkins from Impervious.ai. Impervious is a software platform that uses the Lightning Network as a messaging layer to create other novel technologies like a more decentralized VPN. Anthony Ronning is known for writing an article about the current state of Lightning Network privacy. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 1:27 - A Lighter Note 5:03 - Chase’s Background in BTC 6:40 - Anthony Background in BTC and LN 7:49 - Chase and Lightning, A Beginners Tale 9:38 - Impervious Reason for Being 11:49 - Impervious/LN and Centralized Content 16:50 - Anthony explains PoC with AMP Project 22:28 - In-Band vs Out of Band 26:57 - Are there times when in-band is far more useful? 31:54 - Hackathon Winners - The World Computer 36:35 - Bitswarm, Intentiving Torrents 39:08 - Goss - P2P Gossip Chat Room 41:22 - Pseudozach and the Red Phone 43:33 - Discord Bot 45:03 - The Future of Social Media with the Bitcoin Stack 48:00 - What are the Arguments Against Impervious? 53:00 - Anthony’s Lightning Privacy Article 56:57 - LN Privacy - PTLCs(Point Time Lock Contracts) 59:42 - Future of LN Chase’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChaseTheTruth Impervious’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi Anthony’s Twitter was disabled at the time of us uploading this podcast. Impervious’ Website: https://www.impervious.ai/ Support us by getting Bitcoin Back with Fold: https://use.foldapp.com/r/chaz Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat Rabbit Holes: The World Computer: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi/status/1428865426520305665 Bitswarm: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi/status/1428863722613743618 Goss: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi/status/1428861719116320769 Redphone: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi/status/1428861231864029187 Discord Bot: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi/status/1428859661592109063 Arcade City: https://twitter.com/ImperviousAi/status/1428858555105304579
01:03:37
September 23, 2021
Jumpstarting the Circular Economy in El Salvador with Nicolas Burtey - LNJ049
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ049Transcript In this episode of the podcast, we have Nicolas Burtey who is the Co-Founder / CEO at Galoy Wallet. Galoy Wallet is known for creating the branded “Bitcoin Beach” wallet in El Zonte, El Salvador. Bitcoin Beach is a project dedicated to the idea of a circular economy. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 1:50 - Nicolas’ intro to BTC/Lightning 4:20 - VR vs Lightning Network 6:13 - Developing on Frontier Technologies 8:41 - Grassroots Movement vs Corporate 11:26 - Created First Company 13:46 - Galoy Wallet Philosophy 18:05 - Local Reception 20:46 - Lightning Network Circular Economies 21:30 - Resistance to Lightning Onboarding 24:20 - Internet Penetration in El Salvador 25:33 - El Salvador, what has changed since Bitcoin 2021? 28:21 - Concerns about Chivo Wallet 31:00 - Privacy Concerns 33:29 - What does privacy look like on the Bitcoin Beach Wallet? 35:35 - How to improve Lightning UX? 38:36 - Will the Circular Economy Make Sense? 41:24 - Call to Action 45:04 - Positive Path 46:27 - Negative Path Nicolas’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicolasburtey Galoy’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GaloyMoney Galoy’s Website: https://galoy.io/ Bitcoin Beach: https://www.bitcoinbeach.com/ Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat
49:20
September 7, 2021
Richard Myers Discusses Lot49: Lightning Network on Meshnets - LNJ048
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ048Transcript In this episode we have Richard Myers talking about his work on the Lot49 protocol. This protocol is basically a stripped down version of the Lightning Network made for low bandwidth mesh networks. Previously Richard was working at GoTenna, where he launched Global Mesh Labs to do this open source work on Lot49. Richard no longer works at GoTenna. We talk about: 1:12 - Background of the Episode 3:08 - Getting into Bitcoin/GoTenna 7:46 - What is the GoTenna? 10:50 - Lightning Network as an Analogy for Meshnets 12:08 - Global Mesh Labs 14:30 - Incentive System for Meshnets 20:15 - What is Lot49? 22:21 - Is Lot49 ready? 26:00 - Does Lot49 scale? 29:35 - Mesh Network Routing Nodes? 31:52 - Future of Lot49/Meshnets 34:11 - Would Eltoo make Lot49 better or more usable? 37:10 - Multiparty channels aka Channel Factories 42:22 - Mesh networks/Lot49 as a Hard Sell 45:21 - Meshnets for Adversarial Environments 48:48 - How can people contribute to Lot49? 54:54 - Transaction Types for Eltoo 1:00:10 - Future of Meshnets 1:01:50 - Disintermediate the State? Decentralize all the things? 1:02:34 - Future of Bitcoin Lightning Network Richard Myers’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/remyers_ Richard Myers’ Website: http://yakshaver.org/ Global Mesh Labs’ Website: https://globalmeshlabs.org/ Post about Eltoo: http://yakshaver.org/2021/07/26/first.html GoTenna’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/goTenna GoTenna’s Website: https://gotenna.com/ Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat For a Full list of Rabbit Holes, please visit our blog at https://sicksub.network/LNJ048
01:07:14
August 18, 2021
Bolt12/Offers for Content Creators with Rusty Russell and Stephan Livera #LightningFriday 08/13
Note: This is a special live podcast session done on Twitter Spaces. Since the topic was so interesting, we decided to push it to our RSS feed. We have these Lightning Network discussions every Friday on Twitter at 4pm EST/8pm UTC. Check it out! In this #lightningfriday stream we will have Rusty Russell who is most directly responsible for Bolt12 otherwise known as Offers. We will also have Stephan Livera who is well known for his fantastic Bitcoin podcast aptly named the Stephan Livera Podcast. We talked about: Introductions Our Sponsors Reason for the Chat Brief Summary of Bolt12/Offers Is Bolt12/Offers for Podcasters/Content Creators? What would the GUI for Bolt12/Offers look like? Liquidity Issues for Podcasters/Content Creators How long it will take before Offers/Bolt12 is easy for the payer? Technical Difficulties Evan Explaining getting Bolt12/Offers into Zeus Wallet Self Sovereign Podcaster/Content Creator Lightning Network based Social Network Is Offers coming to LND? What is missing from Bolt12/Offers? Would it be a bad idea to have a custodial offers wallet? Offers vs LNURL What is missing from LN that Rusty thinks about? How do other implementations feel about Bolt12/Offers? Bolt12 Telegram, Dev Reviews, Call to Action Multiple Channels per peer on C-Lightning Impervious.ai Proof of Concept Data Transmission Impverious.ai for Content Creators Short Term Future of Lightning Network for Content Creators Our Guests: Rusty Russell from Blockstream, author of Bolt12 (https://twitter.com/rusty_twit) Stephan Livera from the Stephan Livera Podcast (https://twitter.com/stephanlivera) Our hosts: Chaz from Lightning Junkies (https://twitter.com/thechaz) Evan Kaloudis from Zeus Wallet (https://twitter.com/evankaloudis) Jestopher from Amboss Lightning Explorer (https://twitter.com/Jestopher_BTC)
01:44:30
August 16, 2021
Christian Decker Explores Channel Factories - LNJ047
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ047Transcript This is the 47th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Christian Decker, the final boss of the Lightning Network or otherwise known as Dr. Bitcoin. He’s known to have been very early in the development of Bitcoin and has authored some important papers related to Eltoo and Channel Factories among others. He’s currently working for Blockstream as a core protocol researcher. Thanks to Anthony Ronning for contributing questions for this episode. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 5:28 - Christian Transitioning from BTC to Lightning Network 7:39 - The Evolution of the Lightning Network 23:04 - Multiparty Channels/Channel Factories 29:43 - Schnorr/Signature Aggregations Oh my! 33:20 - Are Channel Factories where we are headed? 35:22 - Would Channel Factories help with privacy? 41:02 - Multiparty Channel Trust and Complications 44:49 - Will Bitcoin’s Block Size be increased? 45:43 - Reasons why a layered approach is taken vs Block Size Increase 49:24 - Low Bandwidth Mesh Networks 51:32 - Use Case for Meshnets 58:22 - Lightning Network Privacy 1:04:55 - Other Privacy Enchanments 1:15:53 - The Pessimistic Outlook 1:16:57 - The Optimistic 1:19:10 - Call to Action Christian Decker Website: http://snyke.net/publications/ His Twitter: https://twitter.com/Snyke Eltoo Paper: https://blockstream.com/eltoo.pdf Channel Factories Paper: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/static/docs/scalable-funding-of-bitcoin-micropayment-channel-networks.pdf Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat
01:23:11
July 28, 2021
Rusty Russell & Fiatjaf - Exploring Worlds of Lightning Development - OTC - LNJ046
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ046Transcript In this 46th episode of the podcast we have Rusty Russell and Fiatjaf. Rusty is a protocol dev and Fiatjaf is a full stack dev that have both contributed quite a lot to the Lightning Network ecosystem. In this episode we have an “Off the Cuff” episode where we allow these two juggernauts of the Lightning Network riff and interact with as little introduction as possible. Hope you enjoy this best of both worlds! We talk about: 2:53 - LNURL 7:41 - Lightning Network as a Messaging Layer 11:49 - How do you determine the speed of development? 15:36 - BIP Style System for LN App Layer Development 28:18 - Rusty and Liquid Network Sidechain 37:08 - ANYPREVOUT and Eltoo 50:34 - Call(s) to Action 57:00 - Negative Outlook for Lightning Network 1:00:20 - Positive Outlook for Lightning Network Rusty’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/rusty_twit Fiatjaf’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/fiatjaf Fiatjaf’s Website: https://fiatjaf.com/ BIP118 - SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT Explanation Page: anyprevout.xyz Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat Further Reading: LNPay: https://lnpay.co/ Lightning Gifts: https://lightning.gifts/ Ross from Lightning Gifts on previous episode: https://lightningjunkies.net/lightning-junkies-jolt-episode-01-ross-from-lightning-gifts/ Zeus Wallet: https://zeusln.app/ Previous Episode with Similar Topics: https://sicksub.network/LNJ045
01:08:50
July 14, 2021
Ruben Somsen Discusses ANYPREVOUT & Eltoo - LNJ045
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ045Transcript   Ruben Somsen joins us for the 45th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we cover BIP118 (SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT) and Eltoo along with related topics. Ruben is known for the statechain, spacechain, and softchain proposals. We briefly touch blind-statechains and spacechains. We do get into drivechains a little bit, not that much. We talk about: 1:31 - BIP118 6:12 - Downsides of ANYPREVOUT 10:43 - Eltoo 12:25 - Penalty Transactions 16:09 - Channel Factories 23:16 - Lot 49 24:19 - Fees on APO 25:43 - Layered Commitments 27:36 - Mercury Wallet 30:25 - LN on Statechains 33:43 - Federations 36:37 - How would governance work in federations? 42:28 - Spacechains 47:37 - Spacechains Use Case 49:19 -   Spacechains on LN?!?! Ruben’s Twitter: twitter.com/SomsenRuben Ruben’s Website: tiny.cc/somsen Unhashed Podcast’s Website: www.unhashedpodcast.com/ Unhashed Podcast’s Twitter: twitter.com/UnhashedPodcast Support us here: lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: store.lightningjunkies.net 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 on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJCat Further reading: More info on BIP118 - anyprevout.xyz Testnet implementation of Statechains - mercurywallet.com/ Layered Commitments by Anthony Towns -  lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/lightning-dev/2020-January/002448.html LNJ010 - sicksub.network/LNJ010 Lot49 - global-mesh-labs.gitbook.io/lot49/
01:02:46
June 30, 2021
Exploring RGB with Giacomo Zucco - LNJ044
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ044Transcript  In this episode we have Giacomo Zucco! Giacomo is a Bitcoin protocol and Lightning Network protocol consultant/teacher. He spends his time supporting projects that he feels might be relevant for the future of Bitcoin. In this episode, we explore one of those projects that he is currently supporting. RGB is a way to put assets and other data on top of Lightning. We also explore some alternative layer three approaches. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 3:27 - What is RGB? 8:40 - Why RGB? 15:23 - Would RGB work better with Eltoo/SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT? 17:19 - Transaction Fees on Bitcoin/ Could RGB become the new transacting layer because of on-chain fees? 26:31 - Counterparty/Omni 33:34 - OmniBolt: What is it? How does it work? 44:18 - RGB Elevator Pitch 45:14 - RBG Weaknesses 48:41 - Why should we care about USDT/Tether? 57:15 - Giacomo’s Disclaimer 1:12:13 - What Giacomo’s working 1:03:02 - What can YOU do to explore RGB? 1:05:38 - Final Call to Action 1:09:20 - RGB vs LN Giacomo’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/giacomozucco Giacomo’s Website: https://giacomozucco.com/ Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/supportLightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat Learn more: One of the main devs on RGB: https://github.com/dr-orlovsky SIGHASH_ANYPREVOUT/Eltoo: http://anyprevout.xyz/
01:13:26
May 14, 2021
The Effects of Bitcoin Fees on Lightning - OTC - LNJ043
Transcript: Coming Soon! This is the 43rd episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we address the higher fees on base chain Bitcoin and how they could possibly affect Lightning Network and Lightning Network wallets going forward. With special co-hosts Matt Odell and Jack Everitt. This episode was recorded live and presented with minimal editing. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 0:48 - Thundr Games’ Experience with Lightning 5:10 - Phoenix Wallet Issues 8:05 - Concerns of Recommending a Custodial Wallet 12:45 - Unsustainable Wallet Models 15:42 - User Acquisition Cost 18:20 - Proactive vs Reactive in relation to Transaction Fees 22:35 - Lightning Wallet Idea that has a $250-$500 minimum deposit. 25:33 - UX of Lightning Network vs Bitcoin Cash 27:45 - KYC as Friction 32:12 - Bitcoin Transaction Fees as a Problem 34:06 - Planning ahead for higher Bitcoin Fees 36:19 - Future of Bitcoin and Lightning Network Jack’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackeveritt Thndr Games’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/THNDRGAMES Thndr Games’ Website: https://thndr.games/games Matt’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/matt_odell Matt’s Website: https://mattodell.com Tales from the Crypt Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFTC21 Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat
39:07
May 3, 2021
Lightning Network for BlockHeads - Jolt02
In this episode, we broadly go into why Lightning is important, as well as starting points for our new Lightning Junkies including wallets, how to onboard, and more! Please find links to all the apps and services we mention in this episode down below. We talked about: 0:00 - Intro 0:58 - Why Lightning Network? 3:42 - “Lightning Network is just a very smart way of using Bitcoin.” 5:02 - What are Satoshis/Sats? 5:56 - Custodial Wallet Section - Blue Wallet 7:52 - Middle Shelf Wallet - Phoenix Wallet 9:55 - Non-custodial Wallet -  Zeus 12:15 - Where can I get my first Bitcoin? - Cash App 13:11 - Onboarding to Lightning (US) - Strike/Bitrefill 13:59 - Onboarding to Lightning (US) - River Financial 14:43 - Onboarding to Lightning (UK) - BottlePay 15:14 - Onboarding to Lightning (UK) - CoinCorner 15:34 - Onboarding to Lightning (EU) - LastBit 15:53 - Exchanges supporting Bitcoin Lightning Network 16:29 - Spending over Bitcoin Lightning - Fold 18:20 - Spending over Bitcoin Lightning - Bitrefill 19:20 - Lightning Gaming - ZEBEDEE (Infuse) 20:52 - Earning Bitcoin over Lightning 22:12 - Wrapping Up For the full list please see our blog post https://sicksub.network/Jolt002  Lightning Network Wallet: Phoenix Wallet https://phoenix.acinq.co/ A wallet that abstracts away the backup process and channels for a straightforward experience. Where to trade for Bitcoin over Lightning Network: Strike (US) https://invite.strike.me/96J341 Sign up for Strike and we both get $5. Connect back acct to send Bitcoin, both on-chain and over Lightning. Accept Bitcoin both on-chain and over Lightning. Can accept tips from online using a Lightning invoice. Offers 5% cashback with Bitrefill. Where to Spend Bitcoin over Lightning: Fold https://foldapp.com/ Gives discount on Gift Cards when spending over Bitcoin Lightning. Has a debit card that allows you to earn sats via gamified features. Evan’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/evankaloudis Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat
24:49
April 14, 2021
Jamal James Discusses Onboarding Devs to Lightning Network - LNJ042
Transcript: Coming Soon! This is the 42nd episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Jamal James! People might know him from creating Polar, a dev focused open source software project. Currently Jamal is Lead Frontend Engineer for Lightning Labs. We explore Jamal's thoughts on onboarding devs to Lightning Network development. We want to try to find as many good reasons for devs to get into Lightning as possible. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 2:32 - Jamal’s Background 6:23 - Jamal’s intro to BTC 13:00 - Ethereum vs Bitcoin: A Developer's Perspective 15:47 - Jamal’s Intro to Lightning 18:40 - Polar 24:25 - The First Release 25:06 - The Response 26:04 - Who is Polar for? 28:03 - The Future of Polar 28:49 - Call to Action 31:06 - The Transition to Lightning Labs 33:57 - Jamal’s Role at Lightning Labs 36:41 - The Future at Lightning Labs 41:23 - The Marketing of Lightning 43:04 - Lightning Network Elevator Pitch 44:43 - Day one of Lightning 45:50 - The Future of Lightning Jamal’s Twitter:https://twitter.com/jamaljsr Lightning Labs’ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lightning Polar’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/lightningpolar Polar’s Website: https://lightningpolar.com/ Lightning Lab’s Builder’s Guide: https://docs.lightning.engineering/ Support us here: https://lightningjunkies.net/support Lightning Junkies Merch: https://store.lightningjunkies.net Follow the Lightning Junkies blog: https://lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: https://sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: https://sicksub.network/LNJCat Want to dive even deeper into the rabbithole? Jameson Lopp’s Starting point: https://www.lopp.net/lightning-information.html
50:22
March 18, 2021
Jestopher Warns of Griefing Vulnerability on Lightning Network - LNJ041
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ041Transcript  This is the 41st episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Jestopher! Jestopher is best known for Satbase and his musings on being a routing node operator. He most recently wrote an article for Bitcoin Magazine, writing about a griefing vulnerability in conjunction with Joost Jager. Throughout the episode he gives some tips and tricks on how to run a Bitcoin Lightning routing node! We talk about: 2:01 - Jestopher’s intro to BTC 5:51 - What is Satbase? Who is it for? 8:28 - The Profits of running a routing node 14:50 - Insights into Lightning 16:39 - Griefing Attack, the Who and the Why 22:12 - Possible Mitigations of Said Griefing Attack 28:09 - Jestopher’s Favorite Toys on Lightning 31:26 - Where is Lightning going? 36:13 - Layer Three Potential 38:53 - Jestopher’s Future 42:11 - Routing Noob Tips Jestopher’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jestopher_BTC Jestopher’s Website: http://satbase.org/ Jestopher’s Griefing Article: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/good-griefing-a-lingering-vulnerability-on-lightning-network-that-still-needs-fixing 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: Jestopher’s recommended reading: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454 Recommended follow, Lightning Dev known for routing: https://twitter.com/alexbosworth Joost Jager, originally wrote about the griefing attack that Jestopher ended up writing about, participating in, and demonstrating: https://twitter.com/joostjgr Circuit breaker, mitigation for griefing attack from Joost: https://github.com/lightningequipment/circuitbreaker One of Jestopher’s Favorite toys on Lightning, used for batch opening channels and rebalancing channels: https://github.com/alexbosworth/balanceofsatoshis Another toy on Lightning, app used for viewing balance of channels:: https://github.com/apotdevin/thunderhub Jestopher’s recommendation for noobs getting into routing: https://raspiblitz.org/
45:48
February 10, 2021
Suheb Talks RTL and Bitcoin Ethos - LNJ040
Transcript: sicksub.network/LNJ040Transcript  This is the 40th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode of the podcast we have Suheb! Suheb contributes to the open source project Ride the Lightning. RTL is a Lightning Network node management solution, living on many of the most popular node implementations as well as being bundled with BTCPay Server. It acts as a type of control panel for more technical users to be able to control their Lightning Network node, this includes reporting options for your routing node, circular rebalancing, and loop out. We talk about: 0:00 - Intro 2:38 - Suheb’s intro to BTC 8:26 - Self sovereignty in Bitcoin 11:20 - The future of shitcoins 16:04 - Threats to BTC 18:31 - The Bitcoin Price 22:18 - Lightning Capacity and adoption over time 29:26 - RTL: What it is, what it does, who is it for? 33:05 - Rebalancing 37:24 - The future of RTL 38:41 - The hidden Gems of RTL 39:57 - The beginnings of RTL Suheb’s Twitter: twitter.com/Suheb__ RTL’s Twitter: twitter.com/RTL_App RTL’s Github: github.com/Ride-The-Lightning 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
51:03
January 27, 2021
JD and Dean Talk NFTs and Microtransactions - LNJ039
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ039_Transcript In this amazing 39th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast we have JD and Dean of Sparkshot. Sparkshot is a website where users unveil a piece of art pixel by pixel using Bitcoin Lightning Network. They are also collaborating developing the microtransaction platform MoneySocket to help provide a pathway for Bitcoin Lightning to still perform microtransactions long term. Find out how these two different projects fit together and much more! We talk about: 5:09 - Background  8:09 - VR 17:33 / 28:56 Sparkshot  21:51 - NFTs and Counterparty  26:05 - RGB  37:43 - Future Feasibility of Microtransactions on Lightning Network  40:25 - Moneysocket  45:35 - Bolt13 / Superinvoices  48:13 - Developing on Lightning Network as an Individual?  53:37 - Future of Moneysocket  1:09:12 - Bitcoiner Ideology Dean’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/roskelld JD’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jd2983 Sparkshot’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sparkshot_io Money Socket’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/moneysocket Spkarshot’s Website: https://sparkshot.io/ Money Socket’s Website: https://socket.money/ 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
01:24:13
November 6, 2020
Pavel Dolzhenko Talks Lightning Network Onboarding in Canada - LNJ038
Transcript: https://sicksub.network/LNJ038_Transcript  This is the 38th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Pavel Dolzhenko! Pavel is the founder of Graaf One. Graaf One is a Lighting Network based exchange located in Canada. Graaf One has recently opened to international users that wish to try out their service. Currently they only offer Canadian users a way to onboard with Canadian fiat. We talk about: 5:41 - Background 16:20 - E-Transfers 18:06 - Is there a downside to having no minimums? 19:35 - How does the process of onboarding International Users differ from Canadians? 20:52 - Do you plan to expand to international users? 26:04 - How can we get people to see the usefulness of Lightning? 29:49 - Challenges of getting noobs into Bitcoin 33:28 - How are we going to get Bitcoin to be mainstream? 37:55 - Future of Bitcoin going? 45:42 - Volatility of the price of Bitcoin 47:41 - The future of Lightning Network 51:19 - FUD 52:44 - Paypal vs. Lightning Network 58:31 - How to combat FUD Pavel’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/DolzhenkoPavel Graaf’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GraafOne Graaf’s Website: https://www.graaf.one/ 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 hole to fall down: https://socket.money/
01:12:04
October 21, 2020
Mario Havel Talks Bitcoin Lightning Onboarding - LNJ037
Transcription: sicksub.network/LNJ037_transcript  This is the 37th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast! In this episode we have Mario Havel, Mario is known for being a shepherd of onboarding people to the Lightning Network. He works with Paralelni Polis and their Decentruck to extole a crypto anarchy perspective. More than that, Mario is working towards creating and existing in a parallel economy. In this episode he goes into more detail how an organization like Paralelni Polis can help create Bitcoin economies and how something like Lightning Network can do its part. We talk about: 3:37 - Background of Paralelni Polis 7:20 - Parallel Economy 15:29 - Integrating Lightning 16:21 - Who is Lightning Network for? 18:00 - Onboarding with Lightning vs Onchain 22:29 - The Ethical Dilemma of Recommending a Custodial Wallet to a Noob 25:19 - The Lightning Arc  27:02 - Why Should You Run a Full Node? 32:01 - Best Practices for Onboarding Someone to Lightning Network 34:06   - Darknet Markets and Their Practical Use 36:01 - Darknet Market Built on Lightning Network Mario’s Twitter: twitter.com/_TaxMeIfYouCan_ Paraleni Polis’ Twitter: twitter.com/Paralelni_polis Decentruck Twitter: twitter.com/decentruck Paraleni Polis’ Website: www.paralelnipolis.cz/ Support us here: lightningjunkies.net/support Follow Lightning Junkies: lightningjunkies.net Follow Lightning Junkies on Twitter: sicksub.network/LNJunkies Follow Chaz on Twitter: sicksub.network/TheChaz Follow Lightning Cat: sicksub.network/LNJCat People Mentioned: twitter.com/bleskomat twitter.com/SamouraiDev Projects Mentioned: github.com/Kixunil/cryptoanarchy-deb-repo-builder
40:39
October 7, 2020
Alex Bosworth Talks Routing Nodes - LNJ036
Transcript: sicksub.network/LNJ036_Transcript This is the 36th episode of the Lightning Junkies podcast. In this episode we have Alex Bosworth! Alex is well known for having created Yalls.org and getting a job at Lightning Labs. He is currently working as the Lightning Infrastructure Lead. He’s also generally known as someone running a profitable routing node and having some best practices to share. We talk about: 2:13 - Alex’s Background 8:51 - What a Lightning Infrastructure Lead does 11:38 - Bos Score 13:55 - Routing Tips 21:05 - Lightning Labs new interface 22:55 - Channel Balancing 24:37 - Opening Channels 27:38 - Multipath Payments 34:42 - Future Vision with Alex Bosworth 35:58 - Lighting Cons 36:08 - Is Lightning Safe? 37:35 - Hopes and Dreams for the Lightning Network 39:26 - Lightning Network Growth 40:34 - WBTC 43:52 - Shitcoin and Lightning Hype 46:16 - What can you do for the Lightning Network? Alex’s Twitter: twitter.com/alexbosworth Alex’s GitHub: github.com/alexbosworth yalls.org Lightning Labs’ Website: lightning.engineering Lightning Labs’ Twitter: twitter.com/lightning 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
50:37
September 23, 2020
Ankur and Michael talk Boltz Exchange - LNJ035
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
Rene Pickhardt Talks LN Fee Blackmail Attacks - LNJ034
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
01:07:58
August 3, 2020
Lightning Sucks 2: Electric Boogaloo Elias Rohrer Talks Timing Attacks - LNJ033
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
52:53
July 14, 2020
Jack Everitt How to Get Rich With Lightning Gaming -LNJ032
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 Hungry for more Lighting Gaming? check out our other LN Gaming episodes! sicksub.network/LNJ022 sicksub.network/LNJ024
58:14
July 3, 2020
Ben Arc talks Lightning Network Hardware Projects - LNJ031
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
01:06:46
June 17, 2020
Alex Gladstein Talks Privacy with the Lightning Network - LNJ030
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
Rusty Russell Talks Offers/Superinvoices - LNJ029
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
54:26
May 20, 2020
Lisa Neigut Talks Lightning Network Primitives - LNJ028
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
39:25
May 6, 2020
Andreas M. Antonopoulos talking Lightning - LNJ026
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
25:42
April 22, 2020
Tim K talks Paywalls - LNJ027
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
37:24
April 22, 2020
Chris Stewart talks about Suredbits and Lightning Infrastructure for Enterprise - LNJ025
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
50:59
March 10, 2020
Christian Moss Pwning n00bz with Lightning Gaming - LNJ024
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 Hungry for more Lighting Gaming? check out our other LN Gaming episodes! sicksub.network/LNJ022 sicksub.network/LNJ032
45:24
February 24, 2020
Rockstardev talking Strike and Entropy - LNJ023
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
01:00:26
February 11, 2020
Lightning Koala talking about Lightning Gaming - Episode LNJ022
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 Hungry for more Lighting Gaming? check out our other LN Gaming episodes! sicksub.network/LNJ024 sicksub.network/LNJ032
42:28
February 3, 2020
21isEnough Talking About the Things You Own Ending Up Owning You - LNJ021
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
Matt Odell talks about Securing Your Own Mask First - LNJ020
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
01:19:17
January 20, 2020
Evan Kaloudis from Zeus - LNJ019
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
Daniel Goldman explains why Layer 2 on Ethereum Pwns Bitcoin - LNJ018
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
01:29:59
January 8, 2020
Lightning Network Newbie Onboarding Tips - LNJ017
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
Will O'Beirne talking about Joule - LNJ016
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
01:06:51
December 16, 2019
Roy Sheinfeld from Breez - LNJ015
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
51:40
December 9, 2019
Pseudozach from Kriptode - LNJ014
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
Daniel Alexiuc from Living Room of Satoshi/Wallet of Satoshi - LNJ013
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
50:21
November 25, 2019
Ragnar Lifthrasir from Guns N' Bitcoin - LNJ012
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
Shinobi Talking about Why Lightning Sucks and Why Nobody Should Use it - LNJ011
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
01:13:36
November 11, 2019
Ruben Somsen talking about Statechains - LNJ10
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
01:16:38
November 4, 2019
Lightning Conference Retrospective - LNJ09
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
Joe from Pollofeed - LNJ08
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
Giacomo Zucco talking about RGB/Spectrum/Storm (L3) - LNJ07
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
Michael Folkson from London Bitcoin Devs - LNJ06
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
41:37
October 14, 2019
Ross from Lightning Gifts - Jolt01
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
Rui Gomes from OpenNode/Lapps - LNJ05
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
01:04:08
October 7, 2019
Trey Griffith from Sparkswap - LNJ04
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
John Carvalho from Bitrefill - LNJ03
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
51:27
September 23, 2019
Will Reeves from Fold/LN Pizza - LNJ02
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
40:25
September 16, 2019
Ken Kruger from Moon - LNJ01
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
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August 20, 2019