E19: André Neves on ZEBEDEE, the Metaverse, LNURL, Lightning Addresses, and BOLT12
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André Neves is the co-founder and CTO of ZEBEDEE, a Lightning Network company focused on powering real economies in virtual worlds.

André and I spoke about ZEBEDEE’s role in the metaverse, the ways Bitcoin can be integrated into games to change incentives, the history of LNURL and its use cases, as well as a discussion on Lightning Addresses and BOLTs.

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Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

01:14 - André Neves Intro

06:47 - The Future of the Metaverse

10:28 - Will All Metaverse Platforms Become One?  

12:59 - Will Bitcoin Be The Currency of Virtual Environments?  

17:00 - How Bitcoin is Being Integrated in Games

25:41 - Making a Living From Playing Games

30:07 - Emerging Gaming Applications

33:13 - ZEBEDEE’s Business Model  

38:46 - Can Bitcoin Disrupt Closed Platforms?  

42:45 - Demand for Bitcoin Game Developers

45:23 - What is LNURL?  

51:53 - Lightning Addresses & LNURL

01:01:39 - Lightning Addresses vs QR Codes

01:08:06 - What are BOLTs?  

01:21:25 - How Lightning Implementations Make Decisions

01:23:52 - The Current State of Lightning Implementations

01:29:20 - Exciting Lightning Tech for 2022

01:33:32 - The Lightning Round

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