E17: Keyan Kousha on Stacker News, Earning Bitcoin for Curating Content, & Decentralized Social Media
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Keyan Kousha is the founder of Stacker News, a Bitcoin forum that pays users for sharing great content using the Lightning Network.

Keyan and I spoke about the issues plaguing social media platforms, how the Lightning Network can incentivize better online communities and conversations, the growth of Stacker News so far, and the new features Stacker News is working on.

β†’ Stacker News: https://stacker.news/

The Lightning Round is sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network.Β Β 

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00:00 - Intro Β 

01:33 - Keyan Kousha Intro

03:17 - Why Did You Build Stacker News?

09:02 - Is Austin the Bitcoin Capital of the World?

11:18 - What Features Are You Integrating?

14:17 - How Does Stacker News Work? Β 

23:48 - Constraints to Stacker News Adoption

26:09 - Can Curating Content Become a Career?

32:32 - Why Stacker News Is Better Than Reddit

38:40 - Decentralizing Your Reputation

41:38 - How Users Can Earn Sats on Stacker News

44:54 - Decentralizing Stacker News

50:24 - Can Lightning Nodes Eliminate Censorship?

53:21 - How Lightning Nodes Could Evolve

59:30 - Stacker News Growth and Metrics

01:06:01 - The Future of Stacker News

01:11:32 - The Lightning Round


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