Lightning Junkies

Lightning Junkies

By Chaz Cryptoson
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A Lightning Network themed Podcast. "The podcast to get your Lightning fix!"
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A Lightning Network themed Podcast. "The podcast to get your Lightning fix!"

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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
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