E43: Sam Walker on Reacher and Solving Email Spam with Lightning Payments
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Sam Walker is a Senior Software Engineer at Strike, and the creator of a new app called Reacher that aims to solve email spam with Lightning payments.

In our conversation, Sam and I discussed exactly how Reacher works, how Lightning can eliminate spam all over the internet, and some of the new business models that may emerge on a Lightning-powered internet.

→ Reacher: https://www.reacher.me/

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00:00 - Intro

01:09 - Sam Walker Intro

12:47 - Can Email Paywalls Enable New Email Use Cases?

21:35 - Streaming Bitcoin on Lightning vs. Streaming Dollars on Lightning

26:38 - Web3, Lightning, and the Next Iteration of the Internet

35:31 - Monopolies & Value Capture on Lightning

43:06 - Twitter and the Lightning Network

52:46 - How Will Users Interact with Lightning Apps?

1:00:05 - The Impact of Lightning on Internet vs. Offline Payments

1:09:13 - The Lightning Round

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