Onboarding The Masses To Lightning With Desiree Dickerson

Dickerson is deep in the trenches of the Lightning Network and pioneering adoption.

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On this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” Christian Keroles sat down with Desiree Dickerson, the vice president of business operations at Lightning Labs and cofounder of MintGox!

Dickerson is deep in the trenches of the Lightning Network and pioneering adoption of the Bitcoin stack inside of the gaming ecosystem. Dickerson believes that both game creators and players unlock massive value by integrating satoshis (bitcoin) into their games. She sees Lightning as the perfect avenue for scalable and easy Bitcoin integration into gaming for a completely revolutionary experience.

With the founding of MintGox, Dickerson and several others sought to create a community and tournament to demonstrate the power and use cases that are unlocked by integrating Lightning with video games. MintGox and Zebedee will be sponsoring and hosting the Bitcoin 2021 Esports Arena which will feature Thunder Games, Satoshi’s Games and CSGO, all powered by Zebedee’s Lightning SDK.

Keroles and Dickerson discussed why Lightning and Bitcoin are important and why their rise is inevitable. Dickerson is moved by the idea of fair and transparent financial access for the world and making that available to as many people as possible. She believes that games as well as other forms of earning bitcoin will push people to onboard directly to the Lightning Network. Startups like Strike are great examples of how Lightning infrastructure enables large and small players alike to tap into a global, permissionless payments network that yields an unstoppable advantage over proprietary competitors like PayPal and Cash App.


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Interview: Bitcoin Smart Contracts With Ben Carman

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In this episode of the “Bitcoin Magazine Podcast,” host Christian Keroles sat down with rising Bitcoin developer Ben Carman to discuss his cutting-edge work in the Bitcoin smart contracting space, as well as controversy and disputes that Carman finds himself in as he trolls Bitcoin Twitter.

Carman and Keroles first met far before Carman’s rise to prominence in the Bitcoin community at the BitBlockBoom conference in 2019. Since then, Carman has joined SuredBits as a leader in discreet log contract (DLC) technology. DLCs show promise as the smart contracting and oracle layer for the Bitcoin financial stack. Carman has since built Krystal Bull, which is a wallet for hosting an oracle. Carm threw in his two cents on the Taproot activation discussion and educated Keroles about all of the benefits and features that Taproot enables.

Lastly, they dove into a recent confrontation between Eric July and Carman. July is a prominent libertarian pendent who does not really recommend or educate his following on Bitcoin. Carman and other Bitcoin plebs joined July’s podcast to call out the fact that he and other libertarians that do not take action are LARPS and he discussed the fallout from that confrontation.

Topics discussed include:

  • DLCs
  • The Bitcoiner and libertarian showdown
  • Suredbits
  • Krystal Bull
  • Why run an oracle?
  • Taproot
  • Lot=true versus =false
  • The future and nature of Bitcoin finance
  • Why are libertarians who deny bitcoin LARPs?
  • Eric July’s podcast


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