I was recently given the opportunity to talk to the Moulding & Millwork Producers Association about Bitcoin. Here's the prompt I provided:

Bitcoin: Sound Money for the Information Age
In this session we will discuss Bitcoin, a new form of digital sound money native to the Internet. We will cover what Bitcoin is, why it is unique among the "Cryptocurrencies", and why every business should have a Bitcoin strategy. We will review the Lightning Network, a second-layer protocol built on Bitcoin that allows anyone to accept instant payments with low fees and no charge-back or counter-party risk. An example Crown Moulding online store accepting Bitcoin/Lightning for payments will be demonstrated to give attendees an idea of how Bitcoin/Lightning all works from a users perspective. Finally, we will cover Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development, how it can benefit your small business, and how to provide value back to the ecosystem.

For the demonstration, I created Moulding.Money, a website built with Sovereign Stack that demonstrates a Lightning-native payment workflow. This could be built as an online store, or perhaps made available to trusted devices at a brick-and-mortar store (i.e., intranet website). I used MidJourney to generate nice images of various moulding products, and I used ChatGPT to generate verbiage for the About page and product category descriptions.

I think it came out pretty well, check it out! Slides are below.

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