Lightning Network and the new opportunities for managing cashflow timescales with streaming money and salaries, incoming inventory, selling goods, just-in-time delivery, credit etc. Streaming money integration into media. Digital rights management (DRM). One of the first demonstrations was a video streaming service (, which billed based on the number of minutes watched. Videos, educational courses, any time-based service can be transformed using this technology. The basic rule of DRM is that it doesn’t work, because if my eyes can see it or my ears can hear it, so can a camera and microphone. It doesn’t change piracy; it allows artists and content creators to connect directly with their audience rather than relying on centralised aggregation platforms.

Blockchains and micro-finance products in developing economies. Improving access to infrastructure. The exponential curve.

The first question is part (Q&A-2) of a keynote talk which took place on October 19th 2016 during the Bitcoin Wednesday Meetup at the Eye Film Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands:

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The second question is part of a talk which took place on June 6th 2017 at a joint meet-up with Blockchain Professionals, BitcoinSYD and SydEthereum in Sydney, Australia:

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Bitcoin, Lightning, and Streaming Money –
Where the Laws of Mathematics Prevail –
Scaling is a moving target –
The Lightning Network –
Lightning, fullnodes, and miners –
SegWit, scaling, and consensus –
Does Lightning need SegWit? –
The Lightning Network and Rootstock –
The rules of Bitcoin (part 1) –
The rules of Bitcoin (part 2) –
Fee markets, SegWit, and scaling –

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He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.




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