E42: Julie Landrum on OpenNode, Payment Processing Fees, and Network Effects
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Julie Landrum leads International Strategy & Growth for OpenNode, a Bitcoin payment processor built on the Lightning Network.

In our conversation, Julie and I discussed the addressable market for Bitcoin payments, the hidden fees traditional payment processors charge, and the challenge of overcoming the network effect of fiat payment systems.

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00:00 - Intro

01:17 - Julie Landrum Intro

07:49 - The Addressable Market for Payments & Payouts

15:40 - The Adoption of Lightning In El Salvador

29:09 - Success Metrics for OpenNode

41:24 - Can Lightning Break Down Traditional Payment Rail Network Effects?

53:46 - Merchants on Lightning & Hidden Credit Card Fees

1:18:21 - The Lightning Round

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