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⚡️ The Kevin Rooke Show

by Kevin Rooke

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⚡️ E13: Graham Krizek on Voltage, Improving Lightning Node Management, and the Future of the Lightning Network

Graham Krizek is the CEO and founder of Voltage, the premier provider of Bitcoin and Lightning node infrastructure. Graham and I spoke about how Voltage is improving Lightning node management, solving challenges for Lightning builders today, and the future of the Lightning Network. → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo This episode also features The Lightning Round sponsored by Voltage, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network. → Voltage: https://voltage.cloud?utm_source=kevinrooke&utm_medium=Youtube&utm_campaign=1mo → Use code KEVINROOKE to get 50% off your first month's Lightning node At the end of every show I answer any questions you send in, and announce my next guest for anyone who wants to ask my next guest a question. To send a direct message or to support the show, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. → Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/ → Listen to More Episodes: https://play.fountain.fm/show/P6XXuSPg6f2rj4ECB0fT → Follow Kevin Rooke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerooke

⚡️ E12: Chris Tramount on Scarce City, Bitcoin Collectibles vs. NFTs, and Monetizing Internet Memes

Chris Tramount is the CEO of Scarce City, a Bitcoin marketplace for buying digital and physical art and collectibles on the Lightning Network. Chris and I spoke about how Scarce City uses the Lightning Network for collateral payments, Bitcoin collectibles (called 'Rares') vs. NFTs on other chains, the history of Rare Pepes, and monetizing internet memes. This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me or my future guests questions over the Lightning Network. At the end of every show I answer any questions you send in, and announce my next guest for anyone who wants to ask my next guest a question. To send a direct message or to support the show, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E11: Daniel Berezovsky on sMiles and Earning Bitcoin for Walking, Gaming, and Shopping

Daniel Berezovsky is the co-founder of sMiles, which is one of the easiest ways for anyone to earn Bitcoin on the Lightning Network. Daniel and I spoke about how Lightning will affect industries from gaming to healthcare to retail, the issues holding back Lightning adoption today, and the new features sMiles is building to make earning Bitcoin easier and more enjoyable. This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me any of your most pressing questions directly over the Lightning Network. At the end of every show I answer all the questions that listeners send over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message or to tip a few sats, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E10: Sergej Kotliar on Bitrefill, El Salvador's Circular Bitcoin Economy, and Lightning Network Nodes

Sergej Kotliar is the co-founder of Bitrefill, one of the most important Bitcoin and Lightning Network businesses in the world. Sergej and I spoke about how people are using Bitrefill today to live off their Bitcoin, how they manage their Lightning Network nodes, and the new features Bitrefill is building in El Salvador to kickstart a circular Bitcoin economy. This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me any of your most pressing questions directly over the Lightning Network. At the end of every show I answer all the questions that listeners send over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message or to tip a few sats, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E9: Boltz Co-Founder on Lightning Exchanges, Lightning Network Activity, and the Future of the Lightning Network

Michael is the pseudonymous co-founder of Boltz, a non-custodial Lightning exchange and Lightning service provider. Michael and I spoke about how he built Boltz, estimating Lightning Network activity and payment volumes, and the applications he is excited about in the Lightning ecosystem. This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can support the show and ask me any questions directly over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E8: John Carvalho on Synonym, Tokens on the Lightning Network, and the Future of Web3

John Carvalho is the CEO of Synonym, a Bitcoin-only company that has been building in stealth mode for almost two years. John and I spoke about the projects Synonym is working on, enabling tokens on the Lightning Network, and how Web3 can be built without any blockchains or tokens at all. This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E7: Chris Hunter on Galoy's Bitcoin Beach Wallet, Lightning Adoption in El Salvador, and Banking-as-a-Service

Chris Hunter is the co-founder of Galoy, the company behind the Bitcoin Beach Wallet in El Salvador. Chris and I spoke about how the Bitcoin Beach project developed, the shifting sentiment around the Lightning Network in El Salvador over time, and how Galoy’s Banking-as-a-Service business model could help onboard different forms of communities, companies, and countries to Bitcoin. Got a question? You can ask any questions to me directly over the Lightning Network, and I'll answer them at the end of every show in the Lightning Round. To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E6: The Lightning Network's Next Big Use Case

In November, I wrote an article about why I think podcasting will be the next big use case for the Lightning Network, and this is the audio version for those who prefer listening to podcasts over reading long articles. In the time since I wrote the article, over 500 podcasters have enabled Lightning tips on their shows, bringing the total number of lightning podcasters to just under 3,400 today. Anecdotally, I can also say that there are a number of really cool developments in the Lightning podcasting space that will help grow the number of podcasters and listeners on Lightning, and I am just as optimistic about Lightning podcasting as I was when I originally wrote the article. For anyone who has just discovered Lightning podcasting and isn’t sure exactly why it’s important - give this episode a listen and as always I’ll be answering your questions in the Lightning Round at the end of the show. To ask a question, just download Fountain from the App Store, load your wallet with a few sats, and send a boost. Article on payment value vs. payment frequency: https://www.kevinrooke.blog/when-sending-money-is-instant-and-free/

⚡️ E5: Shone Anstey on Buying Bitcoin as a Public Company, Earning Yield, and the Lightning Network

Shone Anstey is the CEO of LQwD, the world's first public Lightning Network company.  Shone and I spoke about LQwD's Bitcoin accumulation strategy, the ways Lightning service providers can earn yield on their Bitcoin holdings, and how the Lightning Network might evolve over time. This episode also features the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E4: Bernard Parah on Bitcoin in Africa, Payrolls on Lightning, and African Entrepreneurs

Bernard Parah is the CEO of Bitnob, a Nigerian Bitcoin business with a Lightning Network integration. Bernard and I spoke about the payments and savings landscape in Nigeria, the ways Bitcoin can empower Africans to push back against fees and restrictions levied by fiat payment processors, and how remote work and Bitcoin are enabling a new generation of African entrepreneurs. This episode also features my new segment called the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message and/or tip, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Fountain: https://www.fountain.fm/

⚡️ E3: Romain Rouphael on LNMarkets, El Salvador, and Lightning Network Adoption

LNMarkets is a Lightning Network derivatives exchange, with over $300M in trading volume since their launch in March 2020. Last week I spoke with LNMarkets co-founder Romain Rouphael about derivatives, the growth of the Lightning Network, his experience using Lightning in El Salvador, and much more. This episode also features my new segment called the Lightning Round, where you can ask me your questions directly over the Lightning Network. To send a direct message and/or tip for this episode, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats. Bitcoin games discussed during the Lightning Round: https://stacker.news/items/5551

⚡️ E2: Nathan Jessop on Kollider, Derivatives, and the Lightning Network

Derivatives trading is faster than ever on the Lightning Network. Last week I spoke with Kollider co-founder Nathan Jessop about the next era of derivatives trading, the importance of building on the Lightning Network, and the ways instant settlement may change the behavior of traders. I’m also starting a new podcast segment called the Lightning Round, where you can ask me any question you want as a message on the Lightning Network. To send a direct message and/or tip this episode, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats.

⚡️ E1: Oscar Merry on Fountain, The Lightning Network, and Podcasting 2.0

Podcasting 2.0 is here, and Fountain is leading the charge. I spoke with Fountain co-founder Oscar Merry about the next era of podcasting, the importance of Lightning Network payments, and the impact Podcasting 2.0 could have on creators, podcasting apps, and the overall media landscape. To send direct messages and tips on this podcast, download Fountain from the iOS or Google Play App Store and load your wallet with a few sats.