Jack Everitt is the founder of THNDR Games, a game studio that leverages Bitcoin's Lightning Network.
Jack and I spoke about how to design the right incentives in Bitcoin games, the growth of THNDR Games, the constraints limiting Lightning adoption, and much more.
→ THNDR Games: https://www.thndr.gg/
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00:00 - Intro
02:03 - Jack Everitt Intro
05:33 - Lessons Learned Designing Bitcoin Games
08:58 - Designing Prize Structures for Games
10:29 - Do Gamers Want Money or Fun?
12:54 - THNDR Games Growth & Metrics
17:55 - Cash App's Impact on Lightning
20:22 - Behavioural Patterns & Incentives In Gaming
27:35 - THNDR Games' Competitive Advantage
31:19 - THNDR Games Release Schedule
34:27 - THNDR Games' Game Development Strategy
42:29 - Plugging Into The Bitcoin Network
50:25 - Constraints Blocking Lightning Adoption & Apple
55:03 - Pitching Lightning to Nintendo
58:29 - The Lightning Round