UPDATE: Taproot offers space savings and potential transaction fees savings, however it’s complicated and requires nuance to be accurate. There were several things I didn’t understand properly when I wrote this for the first time. Thanks to Murch for pointing this out for me and helping me understand this better. I’ve left the old stuff… Continue reading Designing for taproot
Like many others in the US, I recently got access to the Lightning update for CashApp. Here are some of my thoughts as I tested it out. Onboarding I open the app and switch to the bitcoin tab. When I press the “Send” button on the Bitcoin home screen, it shows me this message about… Continue reading Thoughts on CashApp’s Lightning user flows
I did some thinking about Lightning invoice expiration times, which can be an annoyance or a tool to protect the user.
I have noticed Lightning Address receiving a lot of attention over the past few months. It has quickly gained adoption by many Lightning wallets. I think it’s a pretty useful tool for making Lightning payments easier for the user to accept. I’ve also heard some criticisms of Lightning Address. I decided to try and work… Continue reading Lightning Address: Like an Email Address for Your Bitcoin
An incredible experiment is unfolding before our eyes in El Salvador. Adopting Bitcoin was focused on how we make this experiment a success.
The day before Adopting Bitcoin, I did some more Lightning payments to various merchants around town and had some misadventures with a Chivo Bitcoin ATM.
The day where I find a new version of Chivo that accepts Lightning payments with minimal issue and hike a volcano.
On day 4, I visited the Palacio Nacional, explored the marketplace in Centro Histórico, and went to the mall.
I started the day off with a breakfast of huevos revueltos, with tortillas and frijoles refritos, then ventured out into the city. I decided to head over to Starbucks to get some work done on my laptop and checkout the Bitcoin UX there.
I’ve participated in several discussions in the Bitcoin Design Community about hiding wallet balances. The Basic Summary By default, most wallets display the bitcoin balance very prominently on the home screen of the app. This could be a risk to the user, as they may not want anyone peeking over their shoulder and seeing their… Continue reading Hiding Wallet Balances
One trend I am beginning to notice is that some businesses who accept Bitcoin treat it as a special edge case. I call this the “designated bitcoiner” approach.
A recap of my first day in El Salvador: my first payment with Bitcoin as legal tender, Mi Primer Bitcoin, and learning about the country.
I’m typing this out while flying over the Gulf of Mexico, about halfway between Orlando and Cancun. I’ll be landing in San Salvador in a little less than 2 hours. I’ll be in the country for about 2 weeks. I’m using the Adopting Bitcoin conference as my excuse for visiting, but I have been itching… Continue reading En route to El Salvador
My name is Stephen DeLorme. I’m a designer and front-end developer working on Bitcoin. My current project is helping out on the Bitcoin Design Guide, where I focus my efforts on crafting UX best practices for Lightning network applications. I received a grant from Square Crypto so that I would be able to work on… Continue reading Hello world, again