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Fifth episode of the Lightning Junkies Podcast.  In this episode, I interview Rui Gomes from OpenNode/Laaps.  OpenNode is a Bitcoin only payment processor that allows payments on base-chain Bitcoin as well as Bitcoin over the Lightning Network. Laaps is a directory of the best Lightning Network apps in the space. In this episode we explore:

  • Rui's Background
  • Lightning Spin
  • OpenNode
  • Reasons to be skeptical about Lightning
  • KYC on OpenNode
  • OpenNode vs Bitpay
  • Laaps (Lightning Apps)
  • Newbies starting on Lightning
  • Circular Economy
  • Future Lightning Developments
  • Recent Lightning Exploit

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