I think we're about to see another wave of activity that's going to make onboarding much easier. I think Alby https://getalby.com/, MASH https://www.getmash.com/ and other similar applications are going to make it much easier to onboard.
I'm still surprised by how much has been done in the last year. It's hard to believe, but the first boostagram was sent less than a year ago. I can't even imagine how far the whole ecosystem will be a year from now.
It definitely is getting much easier. I remember last Jan struggling to get sats from cash app to Sphinx and now I'm sending sats across several apps with out even thinking about it.
I hear Adam mention that listeners of CATK are struggling to support the show with sats and I just wonder what were missing.
I think what we're missing is a single wallet that can be used across multiple apps, and tutorials on how to use that wallet. I think Alby or something similar is going to be the solution. Right now Alby is a browser extension, which only works if the extension is installed, and doesn't work on mobile, but they're currently working on a solution that will work on mobile devices. Mash looks like it works even without an extension, but they're still very early in development.
Me too. I've been working with them on some solutions so it can be used not only in the browser, but also mobile and native apps. If they get that working and make a killer podcaster wallet with the ability to do leaderboards, view boostagrams, etc, they're have the potential to become a big player in all of this.
@StevenB we used Alby wallets for the value block for S.O.M. and it works great. You can view boostagram messages in your account and everything.
@StevenB click the wallet tab at the top and scroll down. I think they just added it recently. Noticed for the first time last week.
Intended for all stake holders of podcasting who are interested in improving the eco system