TPB78 – Bitcoin is Punk Rock with Sam from Wavlake

“We’re trying to build a new infrastructure for music, and that’s what needs to happen.” – Sam

My guest today is Sam Means. Sam is a musician, podcaster, entrepreneur, co-founder of Hello Merch, founder of Lightning Store and co-founder of Wavlake. Sam joins me to discuss how Wavlake is building a new online ecosystem for musicians & listeners to directly transact using Bitcoin and the Lightning Network. We dive into Sam’s journey, Bitcoin for creatives, challenges in the music industry, building local communities and events around Bitcoin and Nostr, creating cool and user-friendly products, Bitcoin education and adoption and much more.

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