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