I’m joined by guests Jack Dorsey, Fiatjaf and William Casarin to discuss Nostr.

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Discussion Topics:

  • 00:01:56 What is Nostr?
  • 00:03:24 State of development for Nostr
  • 00:04:16 What attracted Jack to Nostr?
  • 00:06:11 NVKs initial thoughts on Nostr
  • 00:07:03 Nostr versus “competitors”
  • 00:13:42 The simplicity of the Nostr protocol
  • 00:18:00 How does Nostr work?
  • 00:21:19 NIPs and maintaining Nostr
  • 00:22:50 What is Nostr seeking to solve?
  • 00:32:21 Nostr relationship with Bitcoin
  • 00:43:10 Nostr use cases
  • 01:11:14 Key management
  • 01:17:16 Cryptography and encryption
  • 01:19:40 Exploring unique use cases
  • 01:24:12 Experimenting with new technology
  • 01:25:17 Simplicity of Nostr and scaling applications
  • 01:28:01 Micro apps and realising creative concpets
  • 01:34:03 Scaling up and censorship resistance
  • 01:40:03 How does Nostr win?
  • 01:56:57 Final thoughts and what people can do to help Nostr

Notes & Resources






  • nashboard - A Nostr network dashboard with network statistics
  • nostr.io - Network statistics with last published notes, top 50 publishers, and top 50 followed users
  • nostr.band - Nostr Real Time Statistics

Community Groups

I’m ready, where do I get started?

Nostr clients:

  • iOS:
    • Damus https://damus.io
  • Android:
    • Amethyst https://github.com/vitorpamplona/amethyst
    • Nostros https://github.com/KoalaSat/nostros
  • Web Clients (for web clients use the getAlby.com browser extension):
    • https://nostrgram.co
    • https://iris.to
    • https://astral.ninja/
    • https://snort.social
    • https://Yosup.app

Initial people to follow:

  • https://brb.io/n/note1j25chytjcj7auegkt58fwtg7azsuu7n0ja42nw4kd42khcuh79escu2pw6

Find people to follow from twitter:

  • https://nostr.directory/

How to upload images:

  • https://nostr.build/ and post an URL link.
  • https://Imgur.com copy the img url and post it

How do I get verified with NIP5:

  • https://nvk.org/n00b-nip5

More information for the rabbit hole:

  • https://uselessshit.co/resources/nostr
  • https://nostr-resources.com
  • https://www.nostr.how/

Dev? Nostr work bounties:

  • https://bountsr.org

Episode submission ideas

  • We’re looking for ideas for interesting panel conversations. To send Bitcoin related questions, just go to bitcoin.review and follow the contact links at the bottom of the page.

Get in touch with the pod

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