Nicolas Dorier: Be Your Own Bank with BTCPay
Ep. 89

Nicolas Dorier: Be Your Own Bank with BTCPay

Episode description

Nicolas Dorier is a decentralized systems software developer and open-source advocate. He has been active in the Bitcoin community since 2014 and has contributed to several Bitcoin projects, including Bitcoin Core, before founding BTCPayServer, an open-source payment processor used by thousands of merchants globally. He is also the co-founder of METACO, a provider of security-critical infrastructure for financial institutions.


  • Nicolas’ background as a Bitcoin and open-source advocate
  • Why he founded BTCPayserver
  • The features for merchants using BTCPay
  • BTCPay as a donation tool
  • Business model of BTCPay, paying developers
  • His learnings while developing BTCPay
  • Life and Bitcoin in Japan
  • Bitcoin replacing cash?
  • Streaming money with Sphinx chat and integration of podcasts
  • How to convert Bitcoin to Fiat without selling
  • Discreet log contracts
  • METACO working with central banks and altcoins

“This is lies, my trust in you is broken, I will make you obsolete.” Nicolas’ famous words towards the centralized services of BitPay that were the beginning of working on BTCPayServer.