Micropayments Are Crypto's Untapped Use Case | Ted Livingston (CEO of Code)

Ted Livingston joins us to discuss crypto's micropayments opportunity and Code's big announcement! Ted is a product legend who built the fastest-growing messenger app (Kik) and is now building the best payments experience in crypto. In this episode, we discuss the history of micropayments, how micropayments unlock new use cases, why Code uses Kin, why Code built an L2 on Solana, Ted's Bitcoin thesis and more!

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(00:00) Introduction

(00:55) Ted’s Story: Building The #1 Messaging App

(05:36) Crypto's Micropayments Opportunity

(20:52) DAS London Plug

(21:50) Breaking News: Code Is Officially Open Source

(30:15) Why Code Uses Kin, Not USDC

(40:39) Live Micropayments Demo

(43:08) Code’s 2024 Roadmap

(45:18) How Developers Leverage Code’s SDK

(47:18) Unique Use Cases and Institutional Partnerships

(51:26) Solana, Code’s L2 and Appchains

(01:03:46) Ted’s Bitcoin Thesis

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