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    EB139 – Martin Köppelmann: Gnosis - The Ethereum Prediction Market

    July 11th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
    Few things arouse excitment among free market believers and enthusiasts of decentralization as prediction markets do. By allowing people to bet on any range of outcomes they promise more efficient markets and better information. Few people have worked with as much dedication on making the promise of prediction markets a reality as Martin Köppelmann. After founding the Bitcoin prediction market Fairlay, he turned to Ethereum and started the Ethereum-based prediction market Gnosis. We dis... Read More

    EB138 - Sergio Lerner: How RSK Will Bring Smart Contracts To Bitcoin

    July 4th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
    Security researcher and RSK co-founder Sergio Lerner joined us to discuss RSK (also Rootstock), the project to launch a turing-complete smart contract sidechain to Bitcoin. We talked about how he got into the industry, spending countless days analyzing Bitcoin for vulnerabilities and finding a few along the way. And, of course, RSK, the ambitious project to strenghten the Bitcoin ecosystem through adding smart contract capabilities. Topics covered included: - How Sergio initially got inv... Read More
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    EB137 – Siân Jones: Regulatory Update - The Brexit, The EU And The DAO

    June 29th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
    With recent news surrounding The DOA and the Brexit vote causing a stir in the blockchain world and beyond, it seems like a regulatory update is due. So we called up our favorite regulatory affairs specialist Siân Jones to enlighten us on some of the recent developments in Bitcoin and blockchain regulation. Topics covered in this episode include: - The Brexit and it's potential impacts on the Blockchain and Fintech space in the UK - The Bank of England opening its doors to more t... Read More
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    EB136 - Arthur Breitman: Tezos - A Self-Amending Crypto-Ledger

    June 20th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
    The lack of an explicit governance mechanism has created deep problems for Bitcoin. Ethereum, with the DAO-related soft/hard-fork discussions, may face similar challenges ahead. Yet, already in 2014 Arthur Breitman quietly started working on cryptocurrency network Tezos that has an explicit mechanism to let coinholders vote on protocol upgrades. Our discussion with Breitman centered around how explicit governance could lead to a more secure and evolutionary protocol. We also discussed Te... Read More

    EB134 - Emin Gün Sirer And Vlad Zamfir: On A Rocky DAO

    June 6th, 2016 by epicenterbitcoin
    Raising $150m+ through its toke sale, 'The DAO' has become the most notable decentralized application to date. The ambitious goal of the project is to form an decentralized organizations that efficiently makes investment decisions and generates a return for the token holders. Computer Science professor Emin Gün Sirer and researcher Vlad Zamfir joined us to discuss the various security issues with the daring project and why they've called for a temporary moratorium on funding proposals. ... Read More
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    The StartUp #5: Walter Cole talks Music, Fashion, and Marketing

    November 26th, 2015 by pairmike
    ###The StartUp Show Notes Walter Cole of Stella Monro' and The Aural Tree talks about the services of each of his companies. We have a pretty extensive discussion about marketing on social media and how to be effective. He shares insights that will help other entrepreneurs. ###Credits for The StartUp #5 The first musical selection was entitled 'The Green Eye Theory'. The Latin tune 'We Should Do This Again Sometime' was played during the magic word segment. Walter Cole compose... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Biographies: Rob Mitchell of the Bitcoin Game

    November 13th, 2015 by cherapple
    When [Rob Mitchell](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/rob) mentioned that he had recorded an introduction about himself for his podcast *[The Bitcoin Game](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/category/the-bitcoin-game)* several times, but he hadn’t yet created one he wanted to use, I jumped at the chance to interview him. Mitchell started his podcast a little more than a year ago. He has since published 29 biweekly episodes, including memorable ones such as interviews with Johoe, the white hat hacker, Jake Benson of LibraTax  —  which I remember because I didn’t want to listen, but when I did, it was very helpful  —  and two of his latest with [John Barrett](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/johnbarrett) of [Bitcoins and Gravy](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/category/bitcoins-and-gravy-ltb-network-shows), and writer [Brian Cohen](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/bcohen). He also created the Bitcoin keychains that appear in images all over the Internet. I asked him to tell me more about everything he's been doing "in Bitcoinland." Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #24 - Exploring Purse with Andrew Lee

    August 27th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 24 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. Earlier this month I got to speak with Andrew Lee from Purse, a company that allows people to use Bitcoin to buy stuff on Amazon, and at pretty large discounts. My own first thought about Purse was that it was some strange company trying to shoehorn its way between Bitcoiners and Amazon. But after talking to Andrew, I now see Purse as a company that is helping to spread the use and adoption of Bitcoin throughout the world. ... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #21 - Bitcoin Option Trading

    July 17th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 21 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. This podcast is my opportunity to learn from all types of people involved in cryptocurrency. For today’s episode I spoke to Marco Cuesta of Alt-Options. This company is aiming to bring a high-end option trading platform to Bitcoin. Alt-Options earned 2nd place at the startup pitch competition at Inside Bitcoins in Chicago shortly after this interview took place, and the company is planning to go live with Bitcoin option t... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #19 - The Mega Interview Episode

    June 12th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to *The Bitcoin Game* 19, the Mega Interview Episode! I’m Rob Mitchell, and in today’s episode you’ll hear 17, yes 17, never-before heard interviews from the Texas Bitcoin conference. In order of appearance: 1. Nick Spanos – New York Bitcoin Center 2. Elisabeth Grothe-Møller – CommonCollection 3. Troy Fearnow – CryptoArt 4. Kimberly Morgan – Texas Coinitiative 5. Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. – Economic Consultant 6. Catherine Bleish – The Bit Mom 7. Andy... Read More
  • The Tatiana Show with Guest Catherine Bleish

    May 18th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz

    Hey everyone! I started doing the Tatiana Show on Liberty.me a couple months ago. I got the OK to take the audio and share it here on LTB. I hope you like it! This week's guest is Catherine Bleish, an unschooling mom who has travelled with her husband and kids across America, spreading the word about bitcoin and freedom. On this episode, I talk with Cat about the Bitcoin Bus and how their journeys have evolved over the past three years.

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    The Bitcoin Game #17 - Yoshi Goto, Nicolas Courtois & Shawn Wilkinson

    May 14th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 17 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. In this episode I speak with Yoshi Goto of BitMain (maker of the AntMiner), outspoken cryptographer Nicolas Courtois, and Storj creator Shawn Wilkinson. These interviews took place at the 2015 Texas Bitcoin conference. Nicholas Courtois and Shawn Wilkinson were both speakers at this conference, while Yoshi Goto has presented at other Bitcoin events. [![alt text](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7717/17596358146_58aedebc84_... Read More
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    Bitcoin Consumer Fair 2015

    April 29th, 2015 by pairmike
    #Shownotes * First, is a panel discussion with Eric Martindale of BitPay, Dmitry Murashchik of Mycelium, and Shawn Wilkinson of Storj.io. This panel was moderated by Stan Johnson. They explore several aspects and issues within the Bitcoin ecosystem. * Adella Toulon-Foerster is the Vice President of Coin Outlet, a distributor of Bitcoin ATMs focusing on the needs of the under banked. * Eric Martindale returns to talk about a history of BitPay and their new multi signature solution ca... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #16 - Meeting Bruce Fenton and Scott Rose

    April 22nd, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 16 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I was excited to talk to Bruce Fenton at the recent Texas Bitcoin Conference. It was a fun conversation, and I think it gives a good sense of Bruce as a person. He answered my questions about the exclusive Satoshi Roundtable Bitcoin retreat he organized, and filled me in about his impressive background in financial management. Our interview concluded with passionate exposition by Bruce. Note that we spoke before Bruce was elected ... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #15 - Fun & Interviews at the Texas Bitcoin Conference Kickoff Party

    April 15th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 15 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. While I usually try to be extremely professional on my podcast, this episode from the Friday night Kickoff Party for the Texas Bitcoin Conference may expose a slightly different side of me. I went straight from Austin–Bergstrom International Airport to Maria's Taco Express, where the party was held. I arrived to the sound of live music and a large patio area completely packed with Bitcoiners. I made my way through the crowd a... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #13 - Rivetz and Trusted Computing with Steven Sprague

    March 26th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 13 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. For today’s episode I spoke with Steven Sprague, an expert in an under-utilized technology called the Trusted Execution Environment that exists in many of our devices. Steven leveraged his extensive knowledge in this field to launch Rivetz, a company dedicated to bringing personal security to Bitcoin transactions, and more. The capabilities of this technology give me hope that there will soon be a migration past the current brok... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #12 - Hacking and Security with Jaime Cochran

    March 15th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 12 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. My interview today is with Jaime Cochran, who's been very involved the hacking community, having been a hacker since her youth. Currently, Jaime works at Bitcoin company Gem as a security engineer. We talk about her background, and get her take on personal information security. ![Alt](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/16822530485_0eb74c9f1d_c.jpg "Jaime Cochran and I at Gem in Venice Beach, California") ##Magic Word ... Read More
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    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](https://twitter.com/victoriavaneyk) of ChangeTip had the pleasure of sitting down with Bitcoin thought leader [Andreas Antonopoulos](https://twitter.com/aantonop) 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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    ChangeCup NYC Brings Coffee and Care to Homeless: Interview with dmnyc, Part 1

    March 13th, 2015 by cherapple

    After countless people walked over the body of a homeless man on the Upper West Side of New York City before someone called an ambulance, Daniel Modell (dmnyc on the forums) decided he didn’t want to be “the one who walked by.” He wrote on the blog that he created:  "If just one person had decided not to walk past this man, and instead, stop to talk to him, ask if he needed some help, just show him that someone cared, he might not have died that day in such a sad way." ...

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    A Chinese Lawyer's Thoughts on Crypto

    February 28th, 2015 by totteplott
    China has recently [surpassed the US](http://www.marketwatch.com/story/its-official-america-is-now-no-2-2014-12-04) 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](https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=381543277) (孙铭), a leading cryptocurrency lawyer in China. Read More

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