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S5 E9: Matthew Haywood on the Liquid Sidechain & His Work at Blockstream


Matthew Haywood has been a software developer for 20 years, and has worked for Blockstream since 2017. As product manager of Liquid Securities, he understand the dynamics and tradeoffs of Blockstream's sidechain project and explains them accordingly. ----------------------------------- Time stamps: 1:00 – Introduction 2:20 – How we met in person for the first time 3:10 – Product manager of securities on Liquid? 5:00 – Working with Nopara73 on an early version of Wasabi Wallet 6:30 – Matthew Haywood’s experience as a software developer and involvement in Bitcoin as a writer for Brave New Coin 12:05 – What is the Liquid Network and what does it do? 16:30 – The use cases of Liquid and Lightning 18:30 – What should get stored on the blockchain and what should be moved to a second layer or sidechain? 28:50 – Bitcoin as free speech money with privacy features 33:20 – Is there a scaling war going on? 37:55 – Liquid on the Lightning Network 47:40 – Atomic swaps between BTC and L-BTC 50:30 – Welsh people are nice 51:30 – Everyone is mean on Twitter, but nicer in person 56:20 – Automagically as a word 58:20 – Bitcoin Takeover was initially meant to be called Bitcoin in Politics (BIP) 59:00 – Zack Voell and Francis Pouliot have also graduated in political science 1:00:00 – Bitcoin and politics 1:06:00 – The fact that we’re divided perpetuates the fiat system 1:10:00 – Career politicians wouldn’t survive in the private sector 1:15:10 – Hyperbitcoinization and the importance on sovereignty 1:18:40 – Why bother with sovereignty when you can use Coinbase? 1:25:00 – The security of early Bitcoin adopters 1:27:30 – Is Blockstream evil? 1:33:00 – How to follow Matthew Haywood on Twitter

Categories | Season 5


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