Lisa Neigut is a Protocol Engineer on Blockstream’s Lightning team, and the co-founder of Base58, branded as the world’s best Bitcoin education company.
Lisa and I discussed her work at Blockstream, the differences between Lightning implementations, as well as centralization risks and educating Bitcoin developers at Base58.
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00:00 - Intro
01:09 - Lisa Neigut Intro
10:43 - Lisa’s Work on the Lightning Team at Blockstream
14:58 - What Differentiates Various Lightning Implementations?
24:24 - Do Lightning Implementations Have Strong Network Effects?
29:38 - Corporate Incentives for Lightning Implementations
39:57 - Centralization Risks on the Lightning Network
43:43 - The Importance of Distributed LN Nodes & Personal Servers
1:03:24 - Lisa’s Vision for Base58 & Bitcoin Education
1:19:06 - The Lightning Round