Published on December 9, 2013 by Brian Cohen
BREAKING – Over the American Thanksgiving holiday, the US Patent and Trademark Office published the details of a patent application filed by JPMorgan Chase in August.
The patent suggests Chase bank is attempting to construct a rival digital-cash network with a number of startling similarities to existing Bitcoin protocol- Brian Cohen has first details.
Published on December 5, 2013 by Adam B. Levine
Ever wanted to start your own Let’s Talk Bitcoin!? Now’s your chance! LTB is turning into a network in addition to the twice weekly show, and we’re looking for promising teams and individuals to create the next generation of Cryptocurrency content!
Full details, deadlines and prizes inside!
Published on November 27, 2013 by John Light
Even with all its established infrastructure and progress, Ripple is still a difficult product for many to make sense of. When you peel away the familiar trapping of a cryptocurrency, Ripple can be seen for what it really is; a nearly universal exchange for digital and traditional currencies. As returning guest author John Light shows us, the one universal currency is, in fact, Trust.
Published on November 22, 2013 by Mediabistro
The holidays are here, and the whole team at Let’s Talk Bitcoin are headed to Las Vegas for… Talking about Bitcoin obviously!
Join Adam, Andreas and Stephanie at the Inside Bitcoins West conference for two days of panels, talks and meetups! We’re in town for the Inside Bitcoins Conference Dec 10-11 and would love to see you there!
Published on November 16, 2013 by George Ettinger
Man, oh man. It’s happening again. Prices are going absolutely insane. So Bitcoin is big in China, and now values are skyrocketing. What do we do? What does this mean?
It’s not time to bunker down for a crash… but it’s not time to invest your life savings, either. George Ettinger gets into the complexities of Bitcoin’s new “bubble.”
Published on November 11, 2013 by Daniel Larimer
Building upon the concepts in his previous “DAC Revisited,” Daniel Larimer deconstructs how content aggregators and news sites centralize their authority and resources, and what keeps them from achieving functional autonomy. How can such a service provider become truly decentralized, and will it be durable enough to persist?
Published on November 7, 2013 by Adam B. Levine
For the first time since the San Jose Bitcoin Conference, all the hosts of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! will be in attendance. Adam will be hosting a panel on New Ideas in Bitcoin, Stephanie will be conducting her trademark conference interviews and Andreas will be absolutely exhausted after flying directly from Buenos Aires to Las Vegas in order to be there. Hope to see you there!
Published on November 4, 2013 by Adam B. Levine
Mentions at the recent C2SV conference have brought fresh attention to Ripple, the alternative-alternative to cryptocurrency- but attention doesn’t always bring understanding. Ripple takes a very different approach to digital transactions and ultimately carries a very different philosophy with it. LTB’s Adam B. Levine discusses Ripple’s purpose, and prices of anonymity and compliance.
Published on October 28, 2013 by Nicolás Mendoza
Propaganda comes in all forms, on all sides. Bitcoin, as apolitical as we like to think of it, gets politicized left and right, with few debates more furious than Keynesians versus Austrians. Is Bitcoin really so incompatible with Keynes, or is it just a matter of perspective? Guest writer Nicolás Mendoza suggests it has plenty in common.
Published on October 19, 2013 by Dan Roseman
The common outsider complaint is that Bitcoin has no quantifiable value. Without physical mineral resources or obvious physical efforts behind it, people seem to think it cannot be used as currency- even if transactions every day prove them wrong. As Dan Roseman reports, Bitcoin retains value more like the US Dollar than many realize… and has plenty of advantages over it.
Published on October 12, 2013 by Greatest Instruments
The mad scramble of competing currencies and a frustrated federal government fumbling to keep up is nothing new. In fact, before the centralization of federal reserve notes, banks, currency, and tax collection were an anarchic new frontier that took years to tame. Independent columnist The Greatest Instruments shares a story of money as a tool, a weapon, and a means of control over a young nation, and how it affects the digital age.
Published on October 9, 2013 by Justin O'Connell
The Fall of Dread Pirate Roberts is a dramatic enough tale already, but behind the excitement and intrigue there’s a lot it teaches us. Silk Road wasn’t just a market; it was a social experiment with enormous repercussions. Justin O’Connell reports on the ups and downs of business in the freest free market.
Published on October 6, 2013 by Adam B. Levine
Cryptocurrency has been moving fast this past year, and we’ve all seen how innovation can move in just months or weeks at a time. The roots have grown deep and far enough that, ultimately, the closing of Silk Road hasn’t shaken the community. LTB’s Adam B. Levine discusses stability, monetization, and the wide diversity with which Bitcoin is accomplishing both.
Published on October 3, 2013 by Michael Magan
How Bitcoin Could Develop the Developing World:
We hear talk of Bitcoin in Africa and South America often, but how plausible is a technocratic concept like cryptocurrency in underdeveloped nations? Michael Magan suggests that not only is the demand there, so is the infrastructure.
Published on September 30, 2013 by Robert Berry
What does a crypto-currency economy look like? How can we describe a Bitcoin future to the huge stretches of society that have yet to grasp it?
Sometimes we need to step back from the individual components of the crypto revolution and look at the big picture. Only then, do the really big implications become clear.