Apr 18, 2024

Stephen Livera: Great Consensus Clean Up, Mevil and LN Isn’t Dead

Steve Lee and Matt Corallo discuss fixing some long-standing bugs in Bitcoin, Bitcoin miner centralization, and the Lightning Network.

Apr 3, 2024

BOLT12 Makes Bitcoin Digital Cash - Tuscany Lightning Summit

Steve Lee presented on BOLT12, how it compares to BOLT11 and LNURL, and why adoption is important and urgent.

Mar 19, 2024

Blocktime: Steve Lee on Revolutionizing Bitcoin's Ecosystem

This episode reviews proposals set to revolutionize the scalability of the Lightning Network such as Timeout Trees, Taproot, and emerging trends in bitcoin technology.

Mar 14, 2024

Citadel Dispatch: Good Morning with Steve Lee

Steve Lee discusses many topics, including bitcoin as a medium of exchange vs a store of value, Lightning, different custody models, Bolt12, human-readable names, and Bitkey.

Jan 9, 2024

What Bitcoin Did: Scaling Bitcoin

In this interview, Matt Corallo, Giacomo Zucco, and John Carvalho discuss scaling Bitcoin while maintaining self-sovereignty.

Dec 7, 2023

Bitcoin Brainstorm: Funding and Supporting Bitcoin

Conor Okus joined other leaders in the bitcoin space to discuss the current environment and what’s happening in the Bitcoin Design Community.

Oct 19, 2023

What Bitcoin Did: Here Comes Bitcoin?

Haley Berkoe and Steve Lee discussed Spiral’s goals for Who is Bitcoin?

Oct 15, 2023

Improving Lightning Mobile Wallets with Rapid Gossip Sync

Arik Sosman spoke at TABConf about how to improve Lightning Mobile Wallets with Rapid Gossip Sync.

Jun 28, 2023

From Footballer to Bitcoiner

Conor Okus discussed his journey to becoming a bitcoiner, Real Bedford, his role at Spiral, and the benefits of bitcoin open source development.

Jun 20, 2023

Flutter Development: Make Your First App with BDK Flutter

Conor Okus and Bitcoin Zavior joined forces to create a basic bitcoin wallet on IOS and Android using BDK Flutter.

Jun 14, 2023

What Bitcoin Did: The Limitations of Lightning with Matt Corallo

Matt Corallo discussed the nexus of ordinals, mining rewards & decentralization risks.

Jun 9, 2023

Open Source Technology w/ Pavol Rusnák, Val Wallace, Nicolas Dorier & Vlad Costea

Val Wallace joined a panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with open-source technology and how significant role it can play in shaping the future of our society.

Jun 9, 2023

Career in Bitcoin w/ Abubakar Nur Khalil, Pavlenex, Daniel Wingen, Stephan Vuylsteke & Haley Berkoe

Haley Berkoe hosted a panel to discuss building a career in bitcoin.

Jun 8, 2023

Spiral Framework for FOSS (BTC Prague 2023 Keynote)

Conor Okus delivered a keynote at BTC Prague 2023 to discuss Spiral's mission, the Bitcoin Design Community, and the Spiral grants program.

May 24, 2023

Bitcoin Review Podcast:, COLDCARD, Ledger Recover, Cashu + More

Steve Lee joined Future Paul and Stephan Livera to talk about a range of topics.

May 20, 2023

Lightning in a Bottleneck - Bitcoin 2023

Matt Corallo spoke at Bitcoin 2023 alongside P, Shinobi Monkey, and Junseth. Together they critiqued the lightning network and talk about the future of lightning.

May 19, 2023

The Great Ordinal Debate - Bitcoin 2023

Pete Rizzo hosted the great ordinals debate starring Matt Corallo, Udi Wertheimer, Eric Wall, and Shinobi Monkey.

May 19, 2023

Building Lightning Apps - Bitcoin 2023

Conor Okus spoke alongside Joe Hall, Alex Bosworth, and Hannah Rosenberg.

May 11, 2023

Bitcoin Review Podcast: Lightning Privacy & Splice Panel

Jeff Czyz joined Tbast, Dust & Vivek to talk about lightning privacy and splicing.

Apr 29, 2023

Getting started with LDK Node - Bitcoin++

Conor Okus and Jeff Czyz led a workshop on LDK Node, a ready-to-go Lightning node implementation based on LDK.

Apr 18, 2023

Bitcoin Builders: The Lightning Development Kit and How Everyone Can Contribute to Bitcoin

Steve Lee discusses Spiral's mission, grant program, the Lightning Development Kit, and explains how non-technical people can contribute to bitcoin.

Mar 10, 2023

Bitcoin Review Podcast: Bitcoin Building Blocks

Steve Lee and Elias Rohrer joined Steve Myers, Thunderbiscuit, and NVK to chat about BDK, LDK Node, big items being worked on, and much more.

Mar 7, 2023

Facilitating FOSS Development

In this episode, Haley Berkoe explains the her goals and responsibilities, the importance of alleviating logistical pressure, how to build community, and so on.

Feb 22, 2023

Stephan Livera Podcast: What Bitcoin Specialises In

Matt Corallo chats about bitcoin’s purpose, developments in the space, current and future issues, donations, adversarial environments, soft forks, and LDK.

Feb 14, 2023

Builders in Bitcoin Podcast: Making Bitcoin Accessible

Conor Okus discusses his bitcoin journey, sustainable open-source development, the importance of easily digestible educational resources for bitcoin newbies, and much more.

Feb 10, 2023

Citadel Dispatch Podcast: Spiral Initiatives

Matt Odell and Steve Lee discuss bitcoin open-source funding, mobile wallets, design improvements, lightning improvements, and BOLT 12.

Feb 8, 2023

Citadel Dispatch Podcast: Lightning Dev Kit

On this episode, Jeff Cyzy and Val Wallace talk about lightning wallet trade-offs, mobile wallets, lightning privacy, BOLT 12, and user-friendly design.

Dec 5, 2022

The Road to a Career in Bitcoin (starts at 2:00:23)

Conor Okus spoke at the Africa Bitcoin Conference alongside Abubakar Nur Khalil, Femi Longe, and Dread.

Nov 25, 2022

Deploying an Eye of Satoshi Lightning Watchtower

Watchtowers help to prevent a channel counterparty from stealing funds while a user is offline. Sergi shows us how to deploy our own in this episode.

Nov 11, 2022

Improving Bitcoin’s P2P Transport Protocol

In this Bitcoin Developers episode, Dhruv Mehta shows us how to run a v2 node that enables opportunistic encryption.

Oct 14, 2022

Lightning is Broken AF (But We Can Fix It)

Matt Corallo spoke at TabConf 2022 about the major challenges facing Lightning and gave his take on solutions to these issues.

Oct 3, 2022

Genesis Digital Assets Podcast: Understanding the Trends Shaping the Bitcoin Mining Market

Steve Lee spoke about the current state of the bitcoin mining market, Stratum V2, BCEI, and what's in store for the future.

Sep 26, 2022

The Chaincode Podcast with Steve Lee

Steve Lee discussed LDK and other Lightning projects such as Rapid Gossip Sync, LSPs, VLS, FROST, StratumV2, and Taproot.

Sep 24, 2022

Rapid Gossip Sync with LDK

Arik Sosman demonstrated how Rapid Gossip Sync works with LDK.

Sep 14, 2022

Stacker News AMA with Steve Lee

Steve Lee answered questions about Spiral, Lightning, PMing, open-source development, and bitcoin improvements he’d like to see.

Aug 27, 2022

Bitcoin UX Challenges - Surfing Bitcoin Conference

Conor Okus spoke about bitcoin UX challenges alongside Pavlenex, Salvatore Ingala, and Daniel Prince.

Aug 9, 2022

Lightning Limitations Twitter Space

Matt Corallo participated in a Twitter Space to talk Lightning Limitations with John Carvalho, Christian Decker, and Bastien Teinturier.

Aug 5, 2022

React Native Development: Make Your First Bitcoin App with BDK-RN

Bitcoin Zavior joined Conor Okus on the Bitcoin Developers channel to create a basic bitcoin wallet on IOS and Android using BDK-RN, a React Native Library.

Jun 8, 2022

Building with LDK - Bitcoin++ Conference

Arik Sosman and Jeff Czyz shared the stage to teach attendees how to build a Lightning node with LDK.

Apr 8, 2022

Funding Bitcoin Open Source - Bitcoin 2022 Conference

Conor Okus shared a panel with Ben Price & Adi Shankara, hosted by Mike Schmidt.

Apr 8, 2022

Annual State Of Bitcoin w/ Adam Back & Steve Lee - Bitcoin 2022 Conference

Steve Lee shared the stage with Adam Back to discuss the latest in Bitcoin developments.

Apr 7, 2022

Stratum V2 Mining Innovation - Bitcoin 2022 Conference

Steve Lee moderated a panel with Rachel Rybarczyk & Jan Capek.

Apr 7, 2022

10Xing Bitcoin Development - Bitcoin 2022 Conference

Conor Okus moderated a panel with Matt Corallo, Steve Myers & Stephen DeLorme.

Apr 6, 2022

Tradeoffs Of Lightning Implementations - Bitcoin 2022 Conference

Matt Corallo was on a panel with Christian Decker and Olaoluwa Osuntokun.

Apr 6, 2022

The Future Of Lightning Development - Bitcoin 2022 Conference

Matt Corallo moderated a panel with Christian Decker & Hannah Rosenburg.

Apr 1, 2022

Innovating on Bitcoin with Steve Lee

Steve Lee is Lead at Spiral, a subsidiary of Block. In this interview, we discuss how Spiral is enabling lightning integration, Block's aim to create an open Bitcoin mining ecosystem, a vision of zero cost decentralized Bitcoin mining, and inspiring open-source Bitcoin projects.

Mar 18, 2022

Creating a Sample Lightning Node with LDK

Lightning Dev Kit gives you a quick start when adding Lightning features to any bitcoin wallet. Valentine Wallace will walk us through all the components you need to create your own lightning node.

Feb 24, 2022

Funding Bitcoin and Open Source Development with Steve Lee | BitDevsLA

Steve states what we are building at Spiral and also briefly touching on the Bitcoin Design Community.

Jan 28, 2022

Connecting Blockchain Data with LDK

This is our first look at the lightning development kit, a library that lets you implement lightning features in any bitcoin wallet. The lightning network is anchored to the bitcoin blockchain so we need a way to interact with the on-chain activity. Jeff walks us through how to get blockchain data from a full node.

Jan 12, 2022

How spiral, Jack Dorsey's rebranded a bitcoin company, is accelerating adoption

The lead of Spiral, the Bitcoin-focused company formerly known as Square Crypto, explains the group’s rebranding, mission and future.

Jan 11, 2022

LDK: Making Lightning More Accessible to Developers - Matt Corallo - TABConf 2021

Matt Corallo gave a talk on making lightning more accessible to developers at TabConf

Jan 11, 2022

Sustain OSS Podcast - Conor Okus & Christoph Ono

Christoph and Conor fill us in about the Bitcoin Design Community, Bitcoin Design grants, and some challenges they had to face in the process of setting this community up

Dec 14, 2021

Citadel Dispatch e48 - bitcoin initiatives by @blocks and @spiralbtc with @moneyball

Bitcoin initiatives by Block and Spiral, LDK, BDK, bitcoin design community, spiral grants, BTrust, open source bitcoin mining, open source low cost hardware wallets, hellobitcoin, tbd, team bitcoin.

Nov 19, 2021

Improving the developer experience with BDK & LDK

Conor gives an overview of how developers can use these SDK's to build Bitcoin wallets faster without worrying about the low level logic.

Oct 8, 2021

WHY ARE WE BULLISH? Haley Berkoe, Tip, Jamie Stuckert, Colin Aulds

Haley tells the world why she is bullish about bitcoin, it's primarily because of the community.

Jul 21, 2021

The ₿ Word with Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey, & Elon Musk

Steve moderated a panel featuring featuring Cathie Wood, Jack Dorsey, and Elon Musk to talk Bitcoin as a Tool for Economic Empowerment.

Jul 21, 2021

Supporting the Developer Ecosystem

Conor Okus was on a panel with Hong Fang, Beth Kurteson and Adam Jonas at the B Word conference.

Jun 11, 2021

How Bitcoin Can Stimulate The Green Energy Transition.

Join Steve Lee and Aaron van Wirdum from Bitcoin 2021 as they discuss -How Bitcoin Can Stimulate The Green Energy Transition.

Sep 17, 2020

SLP211 Steve Lee - Bitcoin Grants, Design & Crypto Patents (COPA)

What grants have Square Crypto given? How can Bitcoin design be improved? How can Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Patents be protected for the community and permissionless innovation to continue apace?

Apr 28, 2020

LDK for Existing Bitcoin Wallets

Val Wallace breaks down how you can use LDK to create one unified bitcoin wallet at the Advancing Bitcoin conference

Feb 18, 2020

For Square Crypto, the way to Bitcoin mass adoption is open source

Bitcoin Magazine covered how we are supporting mass adoption for Bitcoin via open source software

Feb 7, 2020

BB-110: Arik Sosman (Square Crypto) on LDK and supporting the Bitcoin ecosystem (Russian)

Arik discusses guest work at BitGo and Facebook, the Lightning Development Kit and other Square Crypto projects, as well as the prospects for decentralized money.

Jan 30, 2020

SLP144 Steve Lee - Square Crypto and Supporting Bitcoin Development

Steve talks about how he got into Bitcoin, and Square Crypto's focus on supporting Bitcoin and Lightning open source development.

Jan 27, 2020

Tales from the Crypt #131: Matt Corallo + Valentine Wallace

Join Marty and Matt as they sit down with Matt Corallo and Val Wallace to talk all things Square Crypto and LDK