Jesse Shrader is the co-founder of Amboss, a Lightning Network explorer and data analytics tool.
Jesse and I spoke about Amboss role in helping node operators make better routing decisions, the ways Amboss can build a competitive moat when Lightning data is publicly available, the future of node operations on Lightning, as well as a discussion on Lightning messaging and other applications Jesse finds exciting.
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00:00 - Intro
00:59 - Jesse Shrader Intro
03:10 - Building Amboss
06:33 - The Amboss Vision
09:28 - Data Analytics with Limited Information
11:24 - How Do Node Operators Make Decisions?
15:34 - Can You Earn a Full Time Income From Your Node?
22:50 - Will Lightning Fees Change Over Time?
31:56 - Lightning Growth Surprises
34:39 - Amboss’s Competitive Advantage
39:55 - Will Amboss Be a Lightning-Native Business?
42:27 - Features to Improve Node Operations
44:48 - Is Lightning a Social Network?
47:26 - What is Keysend?
53:06 - Will The Lightning Network Get Congested?
58:36 - Growth of Capacity, Nodes, and Channels
01:03:29 - Total Addressable Market for Lightning
01:07:39 - The Lightning Round