Keagan McClelland is the co-founder of Start9 Labs, where he is building personal servers to usher in the age of sovereign computing.
Keagan and I spoke about the distinction between Bitcoin/Lightning nodes and personal servers, the challenges of getting app developers and users to adopt personal servers, the growth of the Lightning Network, and the new technologies Keagan is most excited about.
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00:00 - Intro
01:25 - Keagan McClelland Intro
06:58 - Lightning Nodes vs. Personal Servers
15:29 - Current Features on Start9’s Embassy
20:32 - Future Applications for Lightning Nodes
24:23 - Lightning Nodes & Hardware Design
28:07 - Are Embassy Apps Censorship Resistant?
30:39 - Decentralized Network Efficiency Trade-offs
35:00 - Do People Care About Privacy & Censorship?
37:42 - How Much Storage Do People Need?
39:23 - How Does Start9 Earn Revenue?
43:17 - Centralization Risks & Personal Servers
45:27 - Start9 Competitive Advantages
49:01 - The Growth of the Lightning Network
51:35 - Challenges for Lightning Network Builders
56:31 - Lightning Node Predictions
01:00:44 - Interesting Lightning Projects to Keagan
01:05:51 - The Lightning Round