Lucas Betschart speaks about bringing more developers into the Bitcoin ecosystem, being the president of the Bitcoin Association Switzerland, the anatomy of Bitcoin open source projects, managing the tension between ideology and commercial software development, why too many things in the crypto and blockchain space make no sense, why it is hard to build a business model around Bitcoin, why he doesn't like Ethereum and other blockchains, how market downturns affect the development of Bitcoin and the ecosystem, brain drain in Switzerland, and much more.
Lucas is president of the Bitcoin Association Switzerland, the world's 4th largest Bitcoin community. He is involved in Bitcoin since early 2013, he is the Head of Technology Crypto Assets at inacta, he is the founder of 21 Lectures, which has the mission to bring more developers to the Bitcoin ecosystem.
Bitcoin Association Switzerland: https://www.bitcoinassociation.ch
21 Lectures: https://www.21lectures.com
Also mentioned in the episode:
Christian Decker: http://www.theblockchainandus.com/christian-decker
Jonas Schnelli: http://www.theblockchainandus.com/jonas-schnelli
Bitcoin core: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/
Lightning Network: https://lightning.network/
Nakamoto Institute: https://nakamotoinstitute.org/
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