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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #423 Decentralization Philosophy Part 1 – From Buddha to the Conquistadors

    January 19th, 2020 by adam

    In today's episode, we apply concepts and stories from "The Spider and the Starfish: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations", a formational book on pre-blockchain decentralization written in the early 2000s, as the centralized US military struggled to effectively dispatch a much smaller decentralized force in Afghanistan.

    While the battlefield is different, the insight is perhaps even more relevant to the world of blockchain projects, their decentralized origins, and ambitions.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #422 ‘The Internet Was Illegal’ and Other Early Stories With Zooko Wilcox

    January 12th, 2020 by adam
    #On Today's Show: In this wide-ranging conversation, CoinDesk Reporter Leigh Cuen and early cypherpunk Zooko Wilcox discuss what crypto can learn from technology successes and failures in the '80s and '90s, and how in the future your personal AI will be a lot like lawyers today. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #421 Stone Money and Echoes of the Past

    December 15th, 2019 by adam
    ##On Today's Show... We're listening to echoes of the past. In the midst of the biggest bubble yet, finding ourselves in the "then they laugh at you" phase, and with the china narrative rising for the first time as trade volumes overtook the rest of the world, I was joined by Stephanie Murphy and Andreas M. Antonopoulos in early 2014 for a conversation that is very different, yet somehow the same as we reacted in real time to all-time high prices of $220, But first, In the nearly seven years since we started talking Bitcoin, my favorite segment from my favorite writer is without question, the island of stone bitcoins by then-LTB managing editor George Ettinger. Bitingly funny and still one of the easiest ways to accurately explain how blockchains and tokens work without the need for technology at all, even if you know this story you'll learn a thing or two, at least I did. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #420 How Can Public Blockchains Have Real Privacy?

    December 8th, 2019 by adam

    On today's show, we discuss the idea of true privacy on public, transparent blockchains and some of the ways it's working (or not) in Bitcoin or related projects right now.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #419 Altcoins and Ancient History with Charlie Lee

    December 1st, 2019 by adam

    On this week's episode….

    The hosts are talking network effects, ad-hoc audits and more with early Bitcoin developer and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show Summer Break

    July 2nd, 2018 by adam
    ###The Let's Talk Bitcoin! show will return in late July / early August 2018. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #387 POW, POS and Self Fulfilling Counter Prophecies

    February 10th, 2019 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy join Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on the ups and downs of consensus reality and the two "big" methods (Proof of Work and Proof of Stake) which we use to define it. Topic 1: Proof of Stake and Proof of Work Discussion Topic 2: Ethereum Update and Upgrade Path Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #418 Statechains, and Trading the Panopticon for Magical Internet Money

    November 24th, 2019 by adam

    On today's episode, we hear from Eric Weinstein on the realities of modern times, and the hosts of Let's Talk Bitcoin! discuss upcoming scaling proposal "Statechains" with innovator Ruben Somsen.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #384 Keys, Complexity and Community

    December 23rd, 2018 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy are joined by Trace Mayer to discuss the nascent #ProofofKeys movement. Later, the hosts answer listener questions as part of the Bitcoin Clock give-away detailed on episode #383. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #246 Smart Contracts with Nick Szabo

    September 12th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam), [**Stephanie**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/stephanie) and [**Andreas**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) spend an hour with crypto-scholar of note [Nick Szabo](https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4) in a wide ranging discussion covering Smart Contracts, Bitcoin and Blockchains. You can find more of Nicks perspective at his [homepage](http://szabo.best.vwh.net/) or [blog](http://unenumerated.b... Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #417 Adoption and Mimicry on the Blockchain

    November 17th, 2019 by adam
    On today's episode of **Let's Talk Bitcoin!**, we’re jumping back into the deep end with a wide-ranging conversation on Mass Adoption, Cargo Cults, Synthetic Shorts and more... Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #375 Blockchains are Forever (Mostly)

    September 16th, 2018 by adam
    ###On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Stephanie, Jonathan, Andreas and Adam are back for a wide ranging conversation covering the now-defunct Bitcoin Alert system, the smart contracts arms race and a lot more. Look out on this episode for a bonus interview on the value of forever-tokens for projects other than money, with Joe Looney, one of the minds behind the Rare Pepe wallet. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #392 “That’s Not a Blockchain, that’s a Sequence of Poor Engineering Decisions!”

    March 24th, 2019 by adam

    On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

    Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a look at the latest Coinbase privacy kerfluffle, JPM's tepid jump into the Stablecoin market, and the still unannounced but inevitably coming "Facebook Coin" and what it means to... Banks?

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    Let's Talk BItcoin! #390 Revisiting Lightning (Part 2)

    March 3rd, 2019 by adam

    Adam B. Levine: Do you think this [collaboratively signing with someone else] solution is becoming more prevalent? You're effectively using coin-join as a way to create composite transactions for a purpose that goes beyond privacy.

     

    Andreas Antonopolous: Yes absolutely. I believe in the long term we're going to see the vast majority of transactions migrate to Lightning channels. Therefore every transaction you do on-chain, you're using the opportunity to bootstrap a channel, fund a channel, increase the funding of a channel, rebalance a channel, whatever you’re doing. We're going to see a lot more complex transactions that involve multiple different steps...

    On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

     

    Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, and Adam B. Levine sit down for part two of our fresh look at the nascent but rapidly improving Lightning Network...

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #391Exploring California's Crypto-Legislation

    March 10th, 2019 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Adam B. Levine explores [AB1489](https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1489) or "The California Bitlicense" and [AB953](https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB953), or what we're calling "The California Stablecoin Cannabis Taxation Bill" through a series of short interviews on various sides of the issues. First, we speak to Colin Gallagher, a longtime community member in California who shares his concerns about the process and substance of both the bills we're discussing today. Next, Peter Van Valkenburgh joins us from Coincenter.org for his perspective on why the California Bitlicense is a de-regulating bill, why they help craft good legislation for those states who want it, and more. We close today's show with Alexandra Medina, Mayor of Emeryville, California, executive director of BlockAdvocacy.org and a relative newcomer to Bitcoin. Ally tells us what AB953 and the option to remit taxes in stablecoins could mean to the cash-rich but unbankable California Cannabis industry. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #363 - Three Hitlers!

    April 15th, 2018 by adam
    ##On Today's Episode... Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine sit down for their last recording before they're all on-stage together in Chicago.   **This week, topics include:** MtGox Back From the Dead? Joking, but not Joking, with Vitalik India's Latest Ban and what it could mean Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #389 Revisiting Lightning (Part 1)

    February 24th, 2019 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... *"This allows you to send Bitcoin into a Lightning channel, send Bitcoin from Lightning out onto the Bitcoin network (make an on-chain Bitcoin payment or traditional on-chain Bitcoin payment), close the channel, and open a channel. All four things in one transaction simultaneously." **- Andreas M. Antonopoulos*** Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, Jonathan Mohan, and Adam B. Levine sit down for the first of our two-part discussion on the nascent but rapidly improving Lightning Network. Just want the highlights? Read more for selected, transcribed excerpts from the show! Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #247 Understanding the New Economy Movement

    September 15th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with the Core Development team behind the [New Economy Movement (NEM)](http://nem.io/). ---- #Sponsors: ###[Tokenly](http://tokenly.com) ###[**KeepKey Hardware Wallet**](http://getkeepkey.com) (*Available Q3 2015*) --- ##Credits for Episode 247 Image Credit: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/uk-university-it-staff-being-excluded-from-transnational-education-delivery-finds-joint-sector... Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #376 Stablecoins (and the Irresistible Urge to Peg)

    September 23rd, 2018 by adam
    ##On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine for an in-depth conversation on pegged, "Stablecoins". We discuss the two approaches that have been tried so far and what's different about this latest generation for better or worse. Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #242 - Ride The Lightning Network

    August 29th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with **Rusty Russell** of Blockstream about his work on the Lightning Network. They talk what it is, what it does, how it does it, why it matters and when it'll be something you're actually using. Read More

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