Orange Pilling the IMF with Jack Mallers

“Western Union can’t allow me to pay for my coffee, Visa won’t allow me to remit money? Lightning does both and better and open and global, and so you guys come play on my court, and let’s see who can develop the best experience for the consumer, because I bet all my life I can build a better experience on the Lightning Network than Jamie Dimon.”
— Jack Mallers

Location: Los Angeles
Date: Tuesday 1st February
Project: Strike
Role: CEO

Over the past few years, Jack Mallers has made your “bank account speak bitcoin” with Strike, started the “pay me in Bitcoin” campaign, and was instrumental in onboarding an entire country on to Bitcoin, but he’s only just getting started.

Bitcoin is an open monetary network that enables a free market for payments and unprecedented interoperability. With money moving at the speed of lightning on a level playing field, the money and payments industries are being disrupted at a staggering pace.

Now, calls are pouring in from massive players trying to understand how the world is changing. So who will Jack orange pill next? 

In this interview, I talk to Jack Mallers, CEO of Strike. We discuss his interactions with the IMF, Facebook, Jeff Bezos, and Argentina, and the global implications of the Bitcoin network.

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