March 25th, 2019
Guillaume Verbal (@doweig)
Who am I
✤ Guillaume Verbal (@doweig)
✤ French expat, leaving in
✤ Bitcoin since 2016
✤ Software engineering for 8
✤ Entrepreneur, Libertarian, Pro-
✤ I'm Launching 12 Bitcoin Startups in 12 Months
✤ Inspired by levels.io, I've decided to reproduce the experiment with
✤ #1 - February 2019 - The Bitcoin Meat Club
✤ #2 -March 2019 - Lightning Scratchcard
✤ Instant Payments / Scalable / Low cost
✤ Enables micropayments on bitcoin!
✤ Censorship resistant, instant payment, on the internet
LN: How it works
✤ Bidirectional Payment Channels
✤ 1 year LN data
✤ Past 3 month have been
✤ Don’t be a dinosaur, get on
the trend now
Advertising is Ruining the Internet
✤ Privacy (the lack of) + Censorship.
✤ Privacy: It creates an incentive to collect every single piece of data
from users. Exchange user data with other services. Create
psychological proﬁles. Micro behavioral change. In a very opaque way.
All of this because more targeted ads = more money.
✤ Censorship: Big brands don't want their ads displayed next to
"controversial" content. Don’t want to be associated with political
opinions. They want a bland and "advertiser friendly" internet.
✤ What can we do then? Simple! Find a new business model for the
✤ Write content, get paid in bitcoin
✤ Readers can contribute as little as 1 satoshi to reveal 1
letter. Money goes to the content writer.
✤ Once a letter has been scratch, it is revealed to