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    Join LTB in Las Vegas Get 20% OFF

    November 22nd, 2013 by MediaBistro
    The holidays are here, and the whole team at Let's Talk Bitcoin are headed to Las Vegas for... Talking about Bitcoin obviously!

    Join Adam, Andreas and Stephanie at the Inside Bitcoins West conference for two days of panels, talks and meetups! We're in town for the Inside Bitcoins Conference Dec 10-11 and would love to see you there!

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    New Alt-ZeroCoin Faster, More Private

    November 18th, 2013 by mark
    In the wake of Coinvalidation proposing strict approvals, blacklists, ZeroCoin's Matthew Green has made a bold statement; ZeroCoin, once just a Bitcoin derivative, will be streamlining proofs and increasing user anonymity, and ultimately launching an independent Altcoin. ZeroCoin is now placing itself squarely in the middle of cryptocurrency and Federal regulation, and a standoff may be imminent. Read More
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    Big in China; What's Different Now?

    November 16th, 2013 by george
    Man, oh man. It's happening again. Prices are going absolutely insane. So Bitcoin is big in China, and now values are skyrocketing. What do we do? What does this mean? It's not time to bunker down for a crash... but it's not time to invest your life savings, either. George Ettinger gets into the complexities of Bitcoin's new "bubble." Read More
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    DACs That Spawn DACs?

    November 13th, 2013 by stan
    The automation of decentralized protocols like Bitcoin and Bitshares is what gives them their objectivity- their perceived "incorruptibility." With that automation and lack of corruptible human elements, however, comes vulnerability to interpretation and regulation. How do you set a foundation for an Autonomous Corporation that can keep flying high on autopilot? Read More
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    The DAC Associated Press

    November 11th, 2013 by daniel
    Building upon the concepts in his previous "DAC Revisited," Daniel Larimer deconstructs how content aggregators and news sites centralize their authority and resources, and what keeps them from achieving functional autonomy. How can such a service provider become truly decentralized, and will it be durable enough to persist? Read More
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    Bitcoin Simply Cannot Replace Fiat

    November 9th, 2013 by johnd
    We're all here because we love Bitcoin. There's no denying that it's as versatile as it is brilliant, but is it really the future of money? Sometimes we need to put aside our ideals and look at the serious challenges that Bitcoin faces- challenges that, as John Delono illustrates, it may never overcome. Read More
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    Join LTB @ Inside Bitcoins, Las Vegas!

    November 7th, 2013 by adam
    For the first time since the San Jose Bitcoin Conference, all the hosts of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! will be in attendance. Adam will be hosting a panel on New Ideas in Bitcoin, Stephanie will be conducting her trademark conference interviews and Andreas will be absolutely exhausted after flying directly from Buenos Aires to Las Vegas in order to be there. Hope to see you there! Read More
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    Highway Robbery? Bitcoin User Not Affected!

    November 6th, 2013 by dan
    Asset forfeiture, unsurprisingly, can be shady business. The seizing of funds and resources by law enforcement isn't just easy to abuse- the abuse is systemic. Civil forfeitures of fiat currency can take resources for nearly any reason, and leave citizens with no means of recovering it. Bitcoin, however, has natural advantages. Read More
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    The Ripple Problem

    November 4th, 2013 by adam
    Mentions at the recent C2SV conference have brought fresh attention to Ripple, the alternative-alternative to cryptocurrency- but attention doesn't always bring understanding. Ripple takes a very different approach to digital transactions and ultimately carries a very different philosophy with it. LTB's Adam B. Levine discusses Ripple's purpose, and prices of anonymity and compliance. Read More
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    DAC Revisited

    November 2nd, 2013 by daniel
    In recent months, the concept of "Distributed Autonomous Corporations" has evolved from jargon to terminology. The DAC concept is a highly promising ideology for the array of disruptive, innovative technologies that are emerging in Bitcoin's wake... but how does it really apply? Are any really in use right now? DAC pioneer Daniel Larimer of Invictus Innovations returns to Let's Talk Bitcoin to help make sense of what is- and perhaps what ISN'T- a DAC. Read More
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    Keynes

    October 28th, 2013 by nmendoza
    Propaganda comes in all forms, on all sides. Bitcoin, as apolitical as we like to think of it, gets politicized left and right, with few debates more furious than Keynesians versus Austrians. Is Bitcoin really so incompatible with Keynes, or is it just a matter of perspective? Guest writer Nicolás Mendoza suggests it has plenty in common. Read More
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    Infinitely-Divided We Stand

    October 26th, 2013 by george
    Deflation isn't just a far-off oddity of Bitcoin's future. At the rate that we are losing Bitcoins from circulation -often permanently- there won't be many to go around in the years to come. Divisibility seems like the shining hope for the long-term future, but it's a future we need to prepare for right now. Read More
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    Why Bitcoin IS Intrinsically Valuable

    October 19th, 2013 by dan
    The common outsider complaint is that Bitcoin has no quantifiable value. Without physical mineral resources or obvious physical efforts behind it, people seem to think it cannot be used as currency- even if transactions every day prove them wrong. As Dan Roseman reports, Bitcoin retains value more like the US Dollar than many realize... and has plenty of advantages over it. Read More
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    Silk Road Seized Coins' Soapbox

    October 14th, 2013 by justin
    The US Government might not be THE biggest holders of Bitcoin on the blockchain, but they've certainly hit a windfall in the form of Silk Road's seized assets. With so much digital wealth hoarded into federal hands, everyone is asking what will become of it. Thanks to the blockchain, some users are speaking up. Read More
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    Money's Future May Lie in Its Past

    October 12th, 2013 by g_instrument
    The mad scramble of competing currencies and a frustrated federal government fumbling to keep up is nothing new. In fact, before the centralization of federal reserve notes, banks, currency, and tax collection were an anarchic new frontier that took years to tame. Independent columnist The Greatest Instruments shares a story of money as a tool, a weapon, and a means of control over a young nation, and how it affects the digital age. Read More
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    The Music Industry Needs Innovative Currency

    October 10th, 2013 by justin
    Digital distribution of currency is now foremost on our minds, but digital distribution of entertainment media went through many similar growing pains a decade ago. Zealous litigation ultimately destroyed early fileshares like Napster, slowing piracy but stalling the growth and development of digital media for years. Now, the utility of Bitcoin may be just the thing to bring it to the masses. Read More
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    The Great Silk Road Experiment

    October 9th, 2013 by justin
    The Fall of Dread Pirate Roberts is a dramatic enough tale already, but behind the excitement and intrigue there's a lot it teaches us. Silk Road wasn't just a market; it was a social experiment with enormous repercussions. Justin O'Connell reports on the ups and downs of business in the freest free market. Read More
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    Michigan Mayor's Campaign Accepts Bitcoin Donations

    October 7th, 2013 by dan
    In the face of Silk Road's closure and the wealth of complexities and regulations involved, one enterprising Michigan mayor is accepting Bitcoin campaign donations towards his re-election. Dan Roseman reports. Read More
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    Bitcoin's Finally Growing Up

    October 6th, 2013 by adam
    Cryptocurrency has been moving fast this past year, and we've all seen how innovation can move in just months or weeks at a time. The roots have grown deep and far enough that, ultimately, the closing of Silk Road hasn't shaken the community. LTB's Adam B. Levine discusses stability, monetization, and the wide diversity with which Bitcoin is accomplishing both. Read More
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    OIG Hands Virtual-Currency Reins to FinCEN

    October 5th, 2013 by bcohen
    Seemingly moments before the US Government went offline, the Treasure Office of Inspector General quietly released the U.S. Treasury's Annual Plan for 2014. Unlike its 2013 predecessor, the new plan makes several new distinctions for the concepts of "virtual currency." Brian Cohen researches and explains many of the subtle points of the new plan, and how new lines of authority may lead to future regulations. Read More

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