Apr 10 • 1HR 7M

Fedimint and Nostr with Eric Yakes and Don

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Episode details

2:02 Different lenses to view Fedimint - custodial hardware, programmability, ecash, privacy

4:34 Fedimint solves community custody - midway between exchange or full self-custody

6:00 What is eCash?

7:11 Digicash - David Chaum

14:39 Eric’s early concern about Fedimint

17:24 bitcoin scalability problems

19:00 scale of Fedimint operations

23:42 programmability use-cases

33:20 Fedimint protocol ecosystem and history

36:10 Fedi’s (the company) potential business

39:45 fiat rails integration

42:40 Fedimint early communities

43:25 Eric Yakes’ interest in this research

46:32 Don and Eric’s bitcoin-focused venture fund

47:25 Nostr relevance

50:55 business models

54:45 Nostr relays

56:40 challenges with Lightning Network

57:40 investing models in the ecosystem

1:05:00 milestones for Fedimint

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