E56: Gigi on Internet Business Models, Value 4 Value, and Freedom in an Information Age
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Gigi is a pseudonymous Bitcoin developer and author and is full of compelling ideas about Bitcoin and the Lightning Network.

In our talk, Gigi explained how ad-funded business models on the internet are broken, how value for value can offer a solution, and his views on paywalls, micro-payments, and freedom in the information age.

→ Gigi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/dergigi

→ The Freedom of Value: https://dergigi.com/2021/12/30/the-freedom-of-value/

→ Human B | Bitcoin Documentary: https://vimeo.com/658711759

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Timestamps

00:00 - Intro

02:36 - Gigi Intro

08:03 - How Internet Monetization Is Broken

20:45 - The Mental Cost of Micropayments

37:09 - Internet Platforms Competing on Payments

46:05 - Protocols vs. Platforms

50:55 - Will Value 4 Value Help Creators Earn More?

1:10:41 - Why Might Value 4 Value Not Work?

1:17:20 - The Lightning Round

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