E56 – Progress & the Pay Protocol

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Shownotes for Episode 56 – Progress and the Payment Protocol

On episode 55 of Let’s Talk Bitcoin we got through digesting the first half of the major upcoming Bitcoin 0.9 update.  Today we kick right back into it, talking new, smarter mining fees and then getting into the meaty topic and major upcoming change generically called “The Payment Protocol”.

Are you one of the nearly all of us that find alphanumeric Bitcoin addresses really difficult to use much less remember?   That’s one of the problems the Payment Protocol aims to fix, and it’s a pretty big deal.    This discussion, Q&A and explanation occupies most of todays show, and I’m joined for the topic by Stephanie Murphy and Andreas M. Antonopoulos.

On October 5th, in the wake of the Silk Road arrest, I spoke at the Crypto Currency Conference about the maturation of the bitcoin landscape as I see it, why the things that used to mean everything hardly matter at all any more and where we go from here.

Wrapping up the episode, I’ve been thinking a lot about some of the memes surrounding the Ripple project and how it compares to Bitcoin, and in a LTB first I tell you what I think without any guests or co-hosts.   Am I coming out of my shell?  Did we just only have forty minute long interviews and not enough time to do any of them justice?  Really who can know?   Either way, enjoy The Problem of Ripple & The Liabilities of Legitimacy.

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