Pierre Rochard is a Bitcoin advocate, entrepreneur, and a Product Manager at Kraken, where he played a key role in launching Kraken’s Lightning Network integration.
Pierre and I discussed exactly how Kraken’s Lightning integration was launched, the trade-offs that exchanges face when considering integrating with the Lightning Network, and a wide array of Lightning Network predictions.
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00:00 - Intro
01:04 - Pierre Rochard Intro
13:52 - Kraken’s Lightning Network Integration
17:34 - Will Kraken Be a Catalyst for Other Exchanges to Adopt Lightning?
27:06 - Using Lightning for Exchange Operations vs. Routing Revenue
36:11 - Why Kraken Chose to Build on LND
46:10 - Exchanges Choosing To Integrate Lightning
54:07 - Lightning Network Predictions
1:17:56 - The Lightning Round