William Casarin is a Bitcoin and Lightning developer working on a new project called Damus, built on the Nostr protocol.
We had a technical discussion where William explained why he sees the Lightning Network as a communications layer for the Bitcoin economy, the ways the internet may evolve over time, and William’s work on LNLink, Nostr, and Damus.
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00:00 - Intro
03:15 - William Casarin Intro
07:49 - BOLT12
10:35 - The Web and the Lightning Network
22:57 - Will Lightning be the Communications Layer of the Bitcoin Economy?
28:40 - The Issues with Centralized and Custodial Solutions on Lightning
40:28 - Building on Core Lightning vs. Other LN Implementations
45:52 - The Nostr Protocol & The Damus Client
59:51 - The Implications of Embedding Value in Internet Apps
1:08:01 - The Lightning Round