SNL #50: Saying the quiet part loud

We discuss Stacker News top posts, Car & Keyan's favorite posts of the week, top stackers, and so much more for the week of January 13th, 2023.
Join Car and Keyan to discuss Stacker News top posts, Car & Keyan's favorite posts of the week, and top stackers.

We discuss:
  1. Is LND (Lightning Labs) ruining the Lighting Network? Probably not but given their dominance they could. @Krutus argues LL isn't prioritizing compatibility and collaboration with other implementations and is motivated to increase switching costs.
  2. @gandalf21 built a library and web interface for the Cashu ecash wallet and mint. It's pretty, too.
  3. nostr has many Nostr Improvement Possibilities (NIPs), some more voluminous than others. In an effort to efficiently explore her NIPs, I asked ChatGPT to summarize them.
  4. Fountain 0.6 is out featuring enhancements to the activity feed & UI/UX, a fiat onramp via MoonPay, and appears to now be using Zebedee as a custodial wallet provider.
  5. Jeff Booth, the author of The Price of Tomorrow and GP at Ego Death Capital, did an AMA. We learn why Jeff chose Madeira as an additional home base, what happens if the FED continues to increase interest rates, how to get a job in Bitcoin, his thoughts on whether competition will evolve into collaboration, and more!
  6. Alex Leishman, CEO/CTO at River, did an AMA. We learn about how River earns trust by giving users control, the challenges of non-custodial mobile wallets, his thoughts on KYC, what happens to USD stored on River if Silvergate fails, and more!
and why Keyan is eating Odd Duck this weekend. For the week of Jan 13th, 2023.

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SNL #50: Saying the quiet part loud
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