E58 – The Price of Money

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Money made of stone might not seem like a modern topic but turns out it’s one of the best allegories for not only why bitcoin is valuable but the very nature of how they’re transacted. LTB Contributing editor George Ettinger tells us all about in The Island of Stone Money

Then, the price is going nuts and the frenzy in china may be to blame – We wrap up today’s show talking numbers, ATMs, the yuan and the upcoming congressional hearings

But first, I’m joined by Stephanie Murphy and Andreas M. Antonopoulos to talk the recent Inputs.io Wallet hack, Web Wallet safety (as if that exists) 2 factor authentication and wonder what it would take to see insured, reputable online wallets?

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  • http://profiles.google.com/getur0 Gétur Fránsson

    the MP3 that my podcatcher downloads via RSS reports 34 minutes. but actually it’s 56 minutes long. so that drives crazy my player when I try to rewind or fast-forward the episode. it jumps apparently at random, so if by accident I press FF or RW, it’s better to re-start the episode from the beginning. that’s terribly unnerving, to say the least.

    and this is the 3rd or 4th LTB episode in a row with such bug.

    Adam, could you keep an eye on that? Thanks.

    keep up the good work!

  • Let’s Talk Bitcoin!

    Hey Getur,
    Thank you for reporting this, you’re actually the first. I know what caused the change but I’m not sure how to fix it, I use Auphonic.com to do METADATA on the mp3s but for the last few weeks it has been not operating appropriately so instead I’ve been uploading straight to the new soundcloud interface. I believe it is Soundclouds conversion that is borking the metadata, although things like the length should and always have been autodetected…. I’ll look into it.

  • E

    The “Island of Stone Money” segment by George Ettinger was amazing. Nice work.

  • auphonic


    Thanks for the great show, didn’t know that you are using us … ;)
    Regarding the soundcloud problem:
    the soundcloud API was very unstable in the last weeks, however, in the last days everything seems to work again as before – so you should be able to export from auphonic to soundcloud again as usual …

    If you have any problems, just let us know – we will try to fix them as soon as possible!

  • Let’s Talk Bitcoin!

    Thank you for letting me know, I’ll try this out with tomorrows show – Would be great to use Auphonic again, saved me so much time!

    I see you guys are accepting Bitcoin donations, last time I checked you wern’t – Thanks! One on the way.

  • Anarcoin

    I loved The Island of Stone Money segment by George Ettinger a very funny listen. tipped.

  • http://profiles.google.com/getur0 Gétur Fránsson

    hello Adam.

    sorry for responding late. just to acknowledge that since episode 59 the time of the episode is correct again. what a relief!

    thanks again for the good work.

    p.s. tipped!