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    The Decentralization Itch

    July 25th, 2015 by fergish
    *Decentralization.* The buzzword of our times. Increasing numbers and types of people are possessed of an elusive, but very real, visceral “itch” tied to the concept of decentralization. It’s hard to tell if the itch is caused by the concept or if the concept is simply being deployed in an effort to scratch the itch. It can have the appearance of both. “Decentralization, good; centralization, bad.” We see more and more sectors of society plugging this idea into their thoughts and... Read More
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    Peer to Peer Since the Beginning [Updated With Video]

    July 20th, 2015 by rockbarcellos
    Hello there! My name is [Rock Barcellos]( (It's my name, for real.) I'm an illustrator from Brazil and I have been participating here at Let's Talk Bitcoin! for a while, offering my services as an illustrator off and on. This post came from an idea I had, and I wanted to give it a shot and share it with everyone. Basically, in this piece, I wanted to think about the role and importance of the peer-to-peer concept throughout history, putt... Read More
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    Less Liberty, More Freedom

    July 19th, 2015 by cryptowanderer
    This post grows out of the comments and responses to [Let’s Talk Bitcoin #231 on Diversity and Consensus]( Check it out first, if only to hear two of the smoothest voices you’ll hear anywhere online. Read More
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    Leading Equity: Collective Intelligence in the Age of Collaboration

    July 3rd, 2015 by cryptowanderer
    Leadership in the Age of Distributed Collaborative Organisations (DCOs). Your idea needs to be tangible, credible, inclusive, and epic. Read More
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    New Bitcoin Documentary: 'Ulterior States'

    June 28th, 2015 by TomerKantor
    Producer Tomer "IamSatoshi" Kantor released his new Bitcoin documentary, *Ulterior States,* on June 27. He writes [on his website]( >Ulterior States, an IamSatoshi production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with with some thought leaders within the Bitcoin ecosystem. Read More
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    Brooklyn Graffiti Artist 'Gadse' and the Spread of Bitcoin

    June 25th, 2015 by kristovatlas
    *This article originally appeared on the blog of [Kristov Atlas](* If you’ve spent any time in Brooklyn, you’re probably familiar with the works of Gadse. A typical intersection in the Bushwick neighborhood displays his anti-totalitarian art. Read More
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    May 6th, 2015 by pooktwo
    After going through the forums for Counterparty, I noticed that there have been many requests for a website that displays all of the actively developed tokens for Counterparty. So I decided to build []( Read More
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    Ghana's Dream Bitcoin Foundation Envisions Tools to Empower Young Minds

    April 25th, 2015 by Drimin
    My Name is [Philip Agyei Asare]( I am the founding president of Dream Bitcoin Foundation (DBF), a nonprofit organization that aims to empower young entrepreneurs in Ghana through education about entrepreneurship and cryptocurrencies. DBF's founders aim to stand on the leading edge of the liberty to which they are dedicated – for themselves and all of their fellow humans. We have developed a plan to bring about such liberty. For this, for this we need an office space to help us toward our goal of becoming a self-funding enterprise. Read More
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    A Lighthouse at the End of the Tunnel

    April 8th, 2015 by OurEverydayEarth
    I first learned about Mike Hearn's wonderful [Lighthouse]( fundraising platform last year and proceeded to download it from his [GitHub]( page and get the client running on my Ubuntu install without too much hassle. Now there's an easier way: [Lightlist]( Read More
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    The Story of Chero from Sierra Leone: Interview with dmnyc, Part 2

    March 18th, 2015 by cherapple
    In part one, I interviewed [Daniel Modell]( (dmnyc) about the [ChangeCup]( project he started, using [ChangeTip]( and Bitcoin to buy coffee and food for the homeless during the cold winter in NYC. When I asked him whether he had anything else he wanted to share during the interview, he said he has been corresponding with a young man named Chero. Read More
    Categories: Interviews, General

    Victoria Van Eyk Interviews Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin for the Other 6.5 Billion (Audio)

    March 14th, 2015 by OurEverydayEarth
    In April 2014, [Victoria van Eyk]( of ChangeTip had the pleasure of sitting down with Bitcoin thought leader [Andreas Antonopoulos]( to ask in-depth questions about the industry. The following is a recorded interview that explores how Bitcoin and blockchain technology can actually change the world for the other 6.5 billion. (Warning: Contains strong language in the later stages of the interview.) Read More
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    An Alternate Reality for LTBcoin

    March 13th, 2015 by john
    Recently on my LTB network podcast, P2P Connects Us, Matthew Deiters joined the show to talk about his company, Assembly. Assembly is a collaboration platform for open source software projects with a twist: contributors actually get paid if the project is successful in the market. The way it works is that someone with an idea for an app creates a project on Assembly and is issued an initial sum of “Assembly coins.” At the time that they are issued, the coins aren't worth anything bec... Read More
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    Dream Bitcoin Foundation to Organize March 21 CoinFest Event in Ghana, Africa

    March 11th, 2015 by davidareallen
    Earlier this year, I met a young man while experimenting with [Getgems]( messenger. His goal was clear: to bring awareness to his city and country about the use of Bitcoin. [Philip Agyei Asare]( is active in his community and needs financial help to follow his dream. The [Dream Bitcoin Foundation]( will be organizing a Bitcoin-focused event on March 17, 2015 in Kumasi called [CoinFest]( . . . Read More
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    Transparency: A Fresh Look at the Bitcoin Foundation, Part Two

    March 2nd, 2015 by samj
    In my first post in this series I introduced some basic aspects of the foundation and provided a single example of what I call fragmented communication; in part two, I will look at what information is and isn't currently available from the Bitcoin Foundation website. Read More

    A Chinese Lawyer's Thoughts on Crypto

    February 28th, 2015 by totteplott
    China has recently [surpassed the US]( as the world's biggest economy, and although China has had problems with its shadow banking system, corruption and more, it has shown to be surprisingly open about cryptocurrencies. This may seem surprising coming from a country that is communist, at least on paper. In order to get better understanding of how the Chinese are reasoning about this topic, here is an interview with [Roland Sun]( (孙铭), a leading cryptocurrency lawyer in China. Read More
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    A Fresh Look at the Bitcoin Foundation, Part One

    February 25th, 2015 by samj
    This series of posts will show the perspective of a relative newcomer to Bitcoin, focus on the function of the Bitcoin Foundation, and cover aspects such as such as communication, public perception, efficiency, as well as transparency. I only recently joined the foundation, after looking for a way in which I could provide support towards Bitcoin’s development. The foundation is arguably the "official" organisation behind Bitcoin for many reasons, although it is important to note that the two are independent. One is a decentralized, open-source cryptocurrency. The other is a nonprofit organization. Read More
    Categories: P2P Connects Us, General

    P2P Connects Us Episode 13 - Steve Dekorte

    February 23rd, 2015 by john
    On today's episode we're going to be talking about a workshop in London for p2p projects, building a mesh network in Oakland, the Subspace p2p messaging protocol, p2p ridesharing kind of maybe allowed in San Diego, and last but certainly not least, Steve Dekorte joins the show to tell us about his work at DarkleaksFLOSS4P2P WorkshopPeople's Open"Building Out Our Backbone"Bitcoin AuthenticatorSubspace p2p anonymous messaging protocolECDH in the Payment Protocol  SDIA TNC... Read More
    Categories: General, Columns

    Which altcoins and why

    February 19th, 2015 by Tron
    At the first Bitcoin conference I ever attended, which took place in San Jose in 2013, I encountered *Bitcoin bigotry*. ASIC mining had begun, and those mining on home computers were switching to Litecoin. Although the altcoin mania was in full bloom, I was at a *Bitcoin* conference, and it was clear that many long-time bitcoin holders perceived altcoins as a threat. For them, it was all about the network effect, and any service poaching from the Bitcoin user base was not viewed favorably. F... Read More
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    Nature is still doing its thing

    February 16th, 2015 by arturodelia
    Blockchain technology is nothing new. We have lived with blockchains since our inception as *homo sapiens*. Each cell in our body contains a copy of our unique string of DNA. We have different kinds of cells, so each cell follows a portion of the instructions set out in the DNA, yet each cell contains the full DNA copy. Of course, the cells don't need to worry about bloat since the chain of instructions doesn't change, that is until it merges with the DNA of another human. Amazingly, we can infe... Read More
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    Could China consider investing in Bitcoin?

    February 13th, 2015 by totteplott
    China has, for a long time now, been [buying tons of gold](, literally, in anticipation of the future. There are a lot of speculations in why China is doing such a move, especially since the CEO of CitiGroup made a statement recently [claiming]( that "gold is in a 6,000 year bubble". One the... Read More

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