Connect The World invites Lisa Neigut a.k.a Nifty to the show. Nifty is one of the lighting stars at blockstream where she focuses on the Core Lightning protocol. Besides her work at blockstream she organizes bitcoin protocol classes and writes blog posts at the infamous basic bitch software webpage. Of course we asked her if bitcoin (and the lightning network) is also basic bitch software…. Curious about the answer? Check out the episode!
Desiree has the best job in the world: building THNDR, a company that integrates lightning into (mobile) gaming. The company is hyperfocused on mobile gaming because they believe the future of gaming is mobile. Mobile is rapidly growing and makes up more than the gaming market than PC and console gaming combined. The more accessible price point of mobile games allows it to reach a wider audience who typically don’t have access to PC or console gaming.
CTW: ‘Where do you think THNDR is four years from now?’
Desiree: ’I think we are one of the biggest mobile gaming development companies of the world, outperforming King and the other big shots from today.’
Renewable energy and sound money!
This week, in Episode 32, we talk to Patrick Melder, the founder of Bitcoin Lago in Guatemala where he’s creating a circulair Bitcoin community!
With Lake Bitcoin, Patrick believes that people will eventually start using Bitcoin and Lightning if we just show how it works and what benefits it can bring to the whole area around the lake.
We talk about his project to use organic waste to create methane and energy for Bitcoin mining. He also shares the impact Alex Gladstein had on him and his thoughts about the positive social consequences Bitcoin can have on certain regions in the world.
So get your tickets ready for Guatemala, because this you want to experience with your own eyes!
This week, in Episode 31, we talk to Olga Ukolova, the co-founder & COO of Pandora Core and working for the LNP/BP Standards Association and MyCitadel.io.
At Pandora Core she’s busy developing RGB, a 2nd layer technology solution for scalable off-chain programmable digital assets and smart contracts running on top of the Bitcoin network!
We talk about the LNP/BP Standards Association where they oversee the development of industrial standards for Bitcoin and Lightning and drive adoption for censorship resistant infrastructure. Olga also shares her thoughts on yield generation, adoption and Taro. And last but not least she explains the MyCitadel software suite!
When is RGB ready? And do you want to know why RGB is by design not a blockchain or a peer to peer network? Then watch or listen to the full interview or start reading below! Enjoy!
In this Episode they talk about Chaincode Labs, which employs around a dozen people who either work on Bitcoin Core or study more fundamental research problems. And he shares his vision about the developments on the Lightning Network and the importance of Bitcoin and Lightning education.
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This week, in Episode 26, we talk to Marc Lacoursière (roosoft), a full stack developer building Bitcoin and Lightning apps from Canada! He is the creator of the Igniter script, which saved us a lot of work as it is one of the easiest ways to perform a circular rebalance in a Ring of Fire!
Marc is also busy with the development on Steer, a new app which enables users to make node configuration a breeze! It shows channel states in a mobile friendly web interface. In the future it will be possible to automate redundant tasks such as rebalancing.
He really believes that command line management is not for everybody and focusing on user-friendliness is much more important!
This episode is definitely not just for developers!
This week, in Episode 21, we talk with Carsten Otto, a developer and Lightning Network Node specialist from Germany. His routing node is at the top of the BOS score list!
He started in 2018 building his first node. And from May 2021 he really started building his routing node! He said that it was a combination of boredom and a rekindling of his initial excitement about the Lightning Network: “I wanted to understand what my node was doing, how it is being used, and how I could help the network by running it.”
They also talk about rebalance-lnd, this script Carsten wrote is a real must have for any node operator to help you rebalance your channels and also taking into account future profit!
So, get your node running and watch or listen to the full interview or start reading below! Enjoy!
This week, in Episode 16, we talk with Hakuna, an IT specialist and node operator from Germany who is running a very successful routing node!
Hakuna tells us about the journey he made with his lightning node HODLmeTight. For example, switching from his Raspberry to a NUC, which more than doubled routing and changed the HTLC response time from 1.9 seconds to 0.1!
Running a Lightning Node is an ongoing process of studying data and making your Node more attractive for payment routes, which will eventually lead to more growth! But don’t forget to always be patient and ask for help!
So if you want to know more about what it takes to run a routing node and about LND Hybrid mode for better stability and higher speed, then watch or listen to the full interview or start reading below! Enjoy!!