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    Bitcoins and Gravy #70 Bitsapphire & the Moonstone Wallet!

    June 7th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #69: Grantcoin is Here to Empower!

    May 30th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #68: Are Cryptocurrencies & Appcoins Doomed?

    May 24th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #67 Brain Wallets Explained!

    May 11th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins And Gravy #66: Pamela Morgan: Third Key Solutions is Here!

    May 3rd, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #65: Men Will Be Angels?

    April 26th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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 ... Read More
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    EP 64: Bitshares on the Open Road!

    April 19th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #63: Airbitz the Wallet of the Future!

    April 12th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    EP #62: The Texas Bitcoin Conference!

    April 5th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    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... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy EP #61 = EP #36 revisited! Airbitz & Open Bazaar

    March 29th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    *On today’s show, due to a serious lack of time, I ask my listeners to forgive me for repeating a past show. I’ll be at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in Austin this weekend and will be back next week with a slammin show that is sure to make you stand up and shout Yee Haa!!!!* **** Original Episode: https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/bitcoins-and-gravy-episode-36-airbitzco-openbazaarorg On today's show I travel to San Diego to speak with Paul Puey, the CEO and co-founder of Airbit... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy EP 60: Texas Bitcoin Conference THIS weekend!

    March 22nd, 2015 by johnbarrett
    In the first half of today's show I am thrilled to be speaking with Paul Snow, the Chairman of the Texas Bitcoin conference which is coming up in less than one week, March 27th through 29th. Of course there is still time to register for the conference by going to [TexasBitcoinConference.com](http://TexasBitcoinConference.com). Make sure to use the Bitcoins and Gravy discount code which is easy to remember because it is: BitcoinsAndGravy, not to be confused with Biscuits and gravy, wink, wink. ... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy EP #59: Yanis Varoufakis

    March 15th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I travel all the way to the beautiful island of Greece to speak with finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Yanis sets us straight about the history of economics and about how some of the old models we hold onto need to be left behind as we open our minds to new paradigms and new freedoms for all people. ##Magic Word Hidden in each episode of Bitcoins and Gravy is a Magic Word. I know that it may sound absurd, but listen for the Magic Word and you can earn LTBcoin! First set up... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #58 Mad Potcoins!

    March 8th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I am speaking with Hubert, the host of Mad Potcoins. Hubert lives in Denver where he enjoys legally growing a small crop of Marijuana plants for his own enjoyment. Hubert I and talk about everything under the sun including organic growing versus using chemicals and pesticides, the difficulties growers, head shops and dispensaries are having in procuring and keeping bank accounts and how some of these problems might just be solved by Potcoin, the official coin of the International... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #57 Alpha Point: Powerful Software!

    March 1st, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I speak with Vadim Telyatnikov, the CEO of Alpha Point. Alpha Point is powerful software that allows you to launch an exchange in days not months. Alpha Point supports multiple languages, interfaces and protocols. It also supports any and all fiat and cryptocurrencies. Throughout the interview we talk about Hedge funds and exchanges, how Alpha Point is different from its competitors and of course about the future of everyone’s favorite currency - Bitcoin! ##MAGIC WORD Hi... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #56: Michael Connell – Bitcoin Comedian!

    February 22nd, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I travel to Australia’s Gold Coast, the Miami beach down under where beer does flow and men do indeed chunder - all except my special guest Bitcoin Comedian Michael Connell. Michael talks to us about how he got into comedy and how he got into bitcoin. And throughout this episode we get to hear Michael’s classic and hilarious bits about money, the NSA, philosophy and of course bitcoins! Listeners get ready to laugh your butts off and rest assured that this is clean comedy that... Read More
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    Episode #55: BitTunes: Setting Music Free!

    February 16th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    #On today’s show... I travel down under to Adelaide, Australia to speak with Simon Edhouse, the CEO of BitTunes. BitTunes is reinventing global music distribution by creating a people powered platform. Simon talks to us about how this platform allows P2P file sharing to achieve its full potential as the optimal internet distribution mechanism and how he aims to monetize the exchange of digital data. Simon is a man of conscience who has been following the legacy of his family in working for... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #54: David Schwartz explains Ripple!

    February 9th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I speak with David Schwartz, the Chief Cryptographer at Ripple Labs and one of the architects of the Ripple protocol. David was developing encrypted cloud storage and messaging systems for organizations like CNN and the NSA when he discovered Bitcoin in 2011 and soon became active in the Bitcoin community as "JoelKatz". In late 2011, he was hired by Jed McCaleb to design and implement what is now the Ripple network. David gives us a fantastic explanation of what Ripple really is... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #53: Patrick Byrne Speaks!

    February 2nd, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I am honored to be speaking with a modern day American patriot, Mr. Patrick Byrne - the CEO of [overstock.com](http://overstock.com). Patrick teaches us about public education in the United States and how it is sadly broken on many levels - with more money often going to administration than to our teachers and our students. Patrick also tells us the truth about the SEC. He talks to us about mobsters on Wall Street and the crooked games they've all but perfected to rob this co... Read More
  • Bitcoins and Gravy Episode #52: Fool’s Gold & Dolphin Tanks!

    January 25th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I am honored to be speaking with Dr. Charles Evans, Professor of Finance and Economics at Barry University in beautiful Miami Shores, Florida. Dr. Evans talks to us today about fool’s Gold, Dolphin tanks that replace shark tanks, the Lighthouse project by Mike Hearn and how a lot of people may be unknowingly stepping over sacks of money in their rush to get rich. **Magic Word** Hidden in each episode of Bitcoins and Gravy is a Magic Word. I know that it may sou... Read More
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    Bitcoins and Gravy #51: Bitcoins in Bali!

    January 18th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I interview Gary Dykstra a Detroit transplant living in Indonesia on the beautiful island of Bali. Gary tells us about Bitcoin in Bali and how it’s now possible to vacation in Bali and spend only Bitcoins. We get an update on the Ubud weekly meetup and we learn about the [BitIslands.com](http://BitIslands.com) social experiment going on right now. Gary also tells us about late night parties, monkeys that will steal your sunglasses and off road motorcycling through the jungle.... Read More

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