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    Episode #79 Chris Coney – The Marketing Monk

    April 10th, 2016 by John Barrett

    On today's show I am privileged to be speaking with the Marketing Monk, Chris Coney. Chris teaches an online course called Digital Money Revolution that can be found by going to http://digitalmoneyrevolution.com. This course promises to get you up to speed on the exciting and sometimes challenging new world of bitcoin and altcoins. Welcome to the Dawn of the Age of Cryptocurrencies!

    And I'd like to thank our sponsor CryptoCompare.com the absolute best resource on ...

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    Episode #78 Fernando Gutierrez Explains Dash

    March 9th, 2016 by John Barrett

    On today's show I take a trip to Madrid, Spain where I have a great conversation with Fernando Gutierrez of Dash. For those of you not familiar with Dash, Dash is Digital Cash. More importantly, Dash is a technology leader in the digital currency space, with a rapid pace of deploying new innovations. The Dash developers have delivered a number of "firsts", such as the first privacy-centric transaction system, the first to enable nearly instant payments, the first to enable user governance and th...

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    Episode #77: Innovation and Cryptoventures at Duke University!

    February 14th, 2016 by John Barrett

    On today's show I am very happy to be speaking with Professor Campbell R. Harvey. Mr. Harvey is a Professor of Finance in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Professor Harvey is a trail blazer in that he is currently teaching an MBA course in Blockchain technology and all things related! Listen now to this great conversation with an educator who truly cares about the future of finance and the power of disruptive technologies.

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    Bitcoins and Gravy EP #76: Paul Snow talks Block Size, The Hearn Affair & Factom!

    February 6th, 2016 by John Barrett

    On today's show I am privileged to have back on the show, Paul Snow. Many of you know Paul from the Texas Bitcoin Conferences and also from what I consider to be one of the most important platforms emerging from the bitcoin space - Factom. Paul and I talk about the progress being made by Factom, the great Block Size debate and we also touch on the Hearn Affair affectionately known as the Hearnado or the Hearnia and how it has affected morale in the Bitcoin Community.

    MAGIC WORD:

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    Episode #75 BTC Media Now in Nashville!

    January 12th, 2016 by John Barrett

    On today's show I am thrilled to welcome to the studio the CEO of BTC Media, Mr. David Bailey. I also welcome John Riggins of BTC Media who will be heading up BTC Media's new office opening soon in Shanghai, China. In this episode we have a great conversation about how BTC Media aims to change the digital landscape here in the South with many exciting developments coming this year!

    BTC Media recently moved to Nashville and is now the world's preeminent Bitcoin media group, reaching millions o...

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    A Message to The Bitcoin Foundation

    January 3rd, 2016 by John Barrett

    In this sermon the right Reverend Johnny preaches about the evils that exist in todays world and about the path that we must follow if we hope to find redemption.

    A good life is not about fame and fortune and it's not about wielding power or controlling others. We must have the strength of character to fight the good fight and to fight as Peaceful Warriors against hierarchical structures that shroud themselves in opacity and persuade people to tithe.

    Life should be about putting your love...

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    Holiday Bitcoin Song: Let It Grow!

    December 22nd, 2015 by John Barrett

    Let It Grow

    To the tune of:
    Let It Snow
    By Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn, 1945

    Lyrics by John Barrett
    Copyright 2015 RJM Publishing
    BMI – Nashville, Tennessee

    Oh the currencies they’re all crashing
    While my bitcoin friends are stashing
    Deflation is all we know - so
    Let It Grow, Let It Grow, Let It Grow

    While the bankers are busy cryin
    And the Wall Street crooks are fryin
    My stash will be building - so
    Let It Grow, Let It Grow, Let It Grow

    A...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy EP #74: BitLunch & Bitcoin Music 2015

    December 20th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I head over to Tenn 16, one of East Nashville's great little eateries where I meet up with Melvin, Aaron, Kate and Bob of the New Nashville BitLunch meetup group. During lunch we talk about the youth unemployment crisis here and abroad, the miserable failure of a Vancouver bitcoin ATM machine, the prestigious Vanderbilt University Computer Science Department and everything else bitcoin related. The BitLunch meetup group is a revolving group of great folks who enjoy getting togeth...

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    Episode #73: Distributed Consensus on Cannabis Genetics

    August 2nd, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I interview Kevin McKernan the Chief Scientist at Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Lifesciences. Kevin talks to us about everything from the Human genome project gone bad to free market regulations and testing in the Cannabis field, families moving to Colorado to help their children get relief from epileptic seizures, the opiate crisis in America and how Bitcoin blockchain technology is helping us move toward personalized medicine and away from the dangers inherent in one size fi...

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    EP #72: Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It!

    July 19th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I interview film producer Torsten Hoffman about the release of his new Bitcoin Documentary, Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It which recently picked up two awards at the Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. In the words of Calvin Tran, this important documentary is: "Dynamic and filled to the brim with hard-hitting history. There’s electricity in the pace, a kineticism in the narration, a fervor in the subject matter and the high-stakes world of finance. It is a rapid film that ca...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #71 The Bitcoin Trader - Venzen speaks!

    July 5th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I travel to the remote coastal village of Krabi in Thailand to speak with Bitcoin Trader Venzen Khaosan. Venzen is a market analyst and trader with over 6 years of experience in stocks, forex and commodities trading. After completing school, he studied anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and became interested in the pre-14th century Indian Ocean trade routes that connected Southern African Gold supply with South East Asian porcelain and bead industries. This...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #70 Bitsapphire & the Moonstone Wallet!

    June 7th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On Today's show I am privileged to be speaking with Taulant Ramabaja, the CEO of Bitsapphire. Bitsapphire aims to change the face of how society works through the development of Distributed Autonomous Corporations (DAC's) and applications which utilize this revolutionary technology. We also talk about the Moonstone Wallet - a free crypto wallet that allows transfers and trades among Bitcoin, BitAssets (like bitUSD and bitGOLD), User-Issued Assets (UIA), and other tokens without the need to go th...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #69: Grantcoin is Here to Empower!

    May 30th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I have the privilege of speaking with the three founders of the Grantcoin. Grantcoin is a global alternative currency distributed by a non-profit organization, The Grantcoin Foundation. Their mission is to incentivize a sustainable economy and environment. Grantcoin is sold on exchanges and given as grants to people, businesses and organizations that are making the world a better place. Friends this is a lively interview where we push technology to it’s limits by using Skype i...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #68: Are Cryptocurrencies & Appcoins Doomed?

    May 24th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I speak with Daniel Krawisz, one of the founders of the Nakamoto Institute. Daniel and I discuss the merits and the pitfalls of Cryptocurrencies, Altcoins and Appcoins. What’s an appcoin? Well I guess you’ll just have to listen to the episode to find out now won't you? We also discuss Bitcoin's cypherpunk and crypto anarchism Roots.

    Halfway through the interview we get to hear my new single, Crypto (The Official Cryptocurrency Song) with vocals by our very own Rasta Mon J...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #67 Brain Wallets Explained!

    May 11th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I am thrilled to be talking with Nick Pudar in Detroit, Michigan. Nick takes us on a journey to a place that very few people even know exists. That place is the brain wallet where it is now possible to store a small or a large amount of bitcoin wealth in your memory. We talk about Entropy, Diceware, bathtubs and 50 million, billion Jupiter water balloons. Nick does a fantastic job of helping us understand the true dangers of bitcoin brain wallets and the true value of them as we...

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    Bitcoins And Gravy #66: Pamela Morgan: Third Key Solutions is Here!

    May 3rd, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I interview attorney Pamela Morgan, the CEO of Third Key Solutions. Third Key Solutions provides consulting and cryptographic key management solutions for companies using decentralized digital currencies.

    Working closely with Andreas Antonopoulos who serves as the Chief Technology Officer and with Richard Kagan the Business Advisor, Pamela puts her entrepreneurial and legal skills to work to help her clients reduce risk in the Bitcoin sphere. Third Key Solutions can customize...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #65: Men Will Be Angels?

    April 26th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I have the great privilege of speaking with Ian Panchevre. Ian is a political scientist from Yale whose primary studies include political theory and political psychology. Most recently, Ian has been researching the internal politics of the Bitcoin community. He's interested in both the "informal power networks" that have formed among miners and core developers, as well as the "formal power structures" like the Bitcoin Foundation. He will be self-publishing his research paper at ...

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    EP 64: Bitshares on the Open Road!

    April 19th, 2015 by John Barrett

    This past week I had the privilege of sitting on my front porch and chatting with 3 great fellows from the Bitshares community, Brandon Lovejoy, Tim Fesenko and Rob Konsdorf. These guys are on a road trip, traveling around the region telling people about Bitshares. I learned more about Bitshares from these guys in 1 hour than I have in reading about Bitshares over the past year.

    Hidden in each episode of Bitcoins and Gravy is a Magic Word. I know that it may sound absurd, but listen for the...

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    Bitcoins and Gravy #63: Airbitz the Wallet of the Future!

    April 12th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I travel to beautiful San Diego, California for a conversation with my good friend Paul Puey the founder and CEO of Airbitz.co. The Airbitz wallet is a leap forward for Bitcoin wallets where data is strongly encrypted on each user’s device using each individual user’s login and password. The Airbitz wallet does not host user funds on their servers so your chance of being goxed is nil, zero, nunca, nada. With meta data options the Airbitz bitcoin wallet is one of the most use...

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    EP #62: The Texas Bitcoin Conference!

    April 5th, 2015 by John Barrett

    On today's show I travel to Austin, Texas for the 2nd annual Texas Bitcoins Conference! Friends I had the time of my life and despite a bit of audio tech difficulty on my part, the conference was a massively huge success! Please forgive me listeners as some of the audio is BELOW the normal quality of my show.

    Much thanks to Paul and Linda Snow for going waaaaaay beyond the call of duty in putting this conference together. The venue was perfect, the speakers were brilliant and it was really...

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