Episode 61 of Season 5 of The Scoop was recorded with The Block's Frank Chaparro and Lightspark co-founder and CEO David Marcus.
David Marcus is a renowned entrepreneur and executive in the tech industry known for his leadership roles at PayPal and Meta.
In this episode, Marcus unpacks how his latest venture, Lightspark, is helping transform Bitcoin's Lightning Network into a real-time global settlement layer for the internet.
Lightspark raised about $173 million last year at a valuation of almost $1 billion at the time, as reported by The Block.
2:33 - David Marcus' Bitcoin journey
5:29 - Lightspark & Bitcoin
9:50 - Lightspark adoption
12:37 - Regulatory tailwinds for bitcoin
16:33 - Merchant payment innovation
23:25 - Lightspark’s partnerships
26:26 - SEN/SIGNET replacement
28:47 - Lessons learned from libra
40:21 - What’s next for Lightspark
43:43 - Closing thoughts
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