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    The Bitcoin Game #46: Jameson Lopp - The Benefits of Coopetition in Adversarial Environments

    July 8th, 2017 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 46 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In these times of uncertainty and division, Bitcoin could use some fence menders. Especially if they have technical chops and experience in the space. Jameson Lopp is just that kind of person. This episode contains his entire talk from The Future Of Bitcoin, the recent Bitcoin conference held in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The conference audio includes an extended intro from me as the MC of this event, and you'll hear just a bit ...

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    The Bitcoin Game #45: Pamela Morgan, Crypto Estate Planning & Key Management

    June 5th, 2017 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 45 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Sometimes it’s pretty cool being a Bitcoin podcaster. For instance, I was really curious about estate planning in terms of cryptocurrency and key management. So I reached out to expert Pamela Morgan, and she agreed to come on the show. Pamela has a law practice called Empowered Law, and she’s the CEO of Third Key Solutions. If you've pondered about best practices in key management and estate planning, please give this a li...

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    The Bitcoin Game #44: Ryan Shea, Blockstack for Beginners

    April 24th, 2017 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 44 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In today's episode, Blockstack co-founder Ryan Shea helps me understand what Blockstack is doing to create a decentralized web with local apps, secure DNS, identity anchored to the Blockchain, and more.

    TThe Bitcoin Game #44 - Ryan Shea, Blockstack for Beginners

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    Blockstack - blockstack.org
    Ryan on Twitter - [@...

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    The Bitcoin Game #43: Monero's 'FluffyPony' Part 2

    March 28th, 2017 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 43 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. This is part two of my interview with Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni of Monero. In part one, we focused on Riccardo's past and the early days of Monero. In today's episode, Riccardo gives his views on topics like Ethereum, Proof of Work, Monero's regular hard forks, Barry Silbert's love of Ethereum Classic, tinfoil hat theories about Gav...

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    The Bitcoin Game #42: Monero's Riccardo 'FluffyPony' Spagni

    February 26th, 2017 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 42 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. My guest today is Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni of Monero, a cryptocurrency focusing on user privacy.

    Perhaps the best way to keep an eye on Riccardo (and his trolling antics) is to follow him on Twitter at @FluffyPonyZA. Learn more about Monero at getmonero.org.

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    The Bitcoin Game #41: Charlie Shrem

    January 14th, 2017 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 41 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell, and my guest today is Charlie Shrem.

    When I got into Bitcoin, the two ways I was most familiar with to buy Bitcoin were to wire money to Mt. Gox in Japan, or go to the local 7-Eleven to send cash to BitInstant. It's not hard to see why BitInstant became one of the biggest Bitcoin companies in the U.S., until it stopped doing business in 2013.

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    The Bitcoin Game #40: 2016 Year End Special!

    December 30th, 2016 by Rob

    My name is Rob Mitchell, and it's hard to believe this is my 40th episode of The Bitcoin Game. I was a fan of Let's Talk Bitcoin from day one, since it launched right after I got into Bitcoin. I reached out to Adam B. Levine early on, and worked with the LTB Network in various capacities. During that time, I recorded a number of interviews that weren't quite publishable, for one reason or another. But after attending a Bitcoin Job Fair, I eventually collected enough solid content to release ...

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    The Bitcoin Game #39: Roger Ver

    September 5th, 2016 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 39 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    Odds are, if you are into Bitcoin, then you know Roger Ver, a.k.a. Bitcoin Jesus. And you possibly are aware that Roger is a huge proponent of increasing Bitcoin's maximum block size as soon as possible. But he's not just talking about it, he's taking action, as you'll hear.

    The Bitcoin Game #39: Roger Ver

    Roger is certainly a doer, and besides all th...

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    The Bitcoin Game #38: Rodolfo Novak of Coinkite & Opendime

    August 21st, 2016 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 38 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    It's always great interviewing a knowledgeable person who's not afraid to give an opinion, and Rodolfo Novak is that sort of guest. In this interview, we discuss Coinkite's early days, which started with a Blockchain explorer, custom Bitcoin payment terminals, a widely-used wallet hosting service, and a backend that utilizes hardware security modules of Coinkite's own design. And now, with Opendime, they've moved on to a fa...

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    The Bitcoin Game #37: Back in the Saddle with Christopher Camp

    July 15th, 2016 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 37 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    Everyone has a unique story. When I started this podcast, I really wanted to talk to Bitcoiners who hadn’t been exposed in Bitcoin media. There are a couple of really interesting local Bitcoin traders I've tried to interview, but surprisingly, sometimes it's easier to get a Bitcoin core developer on the show, than many of the lesser-known people who also have Bitcoin-centric lives.

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    The Bitcoin Game #36: The Ethereum Perspective with Arthur Falls

    March 25th, 2016 by Rob

    The Bitcoin Game #36: Ethereum with Arthur Falls

    Hello, welcome to episode 36 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I have to admit, as cool as Ethereum has always sounded to me, I haven’t kept up on it. Then, earlier this month, the market cap of Ether surpassed one billion dollars, about a sixth of Bitcoin’s market cap. The price has come down a bit since then, but seeing the high valuation made me realize I’d b...

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    The Bitcoin Game #35: Tales from Two Roundtables

    March 6th, 2016 by Rob

    The Bitcoin Game #35: Samson Mow and Joseph VaughnPerling

    Hello, welcome to episode 35 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    In today's episode I speak with BTCC's COO Samson Mow, who attended the Bitcoin Roundtable in Hong Kong. Then I speak with Joseph VaughnPerling, who attended the 2016 Satoshi Roundtable.

    And at the ...

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    The Bitcoin Game #34: Bitcoin Core Dev Peter Todd

    February 17th, 2016 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 34 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell, and my guest is Bitcoin Core developer Peter Todd.

    Peter was really open in this interview, and we talked about everything from his relationship with Gavin Andresen, to mistakes he made in his early days working with Bitcoin Core, and a dozen topics in between. A lot of Peter’s focus was on explaining what he feels are the differences between Bitcoin Core and Bitcoin Classic, and why he believes Core is the path to follow...

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    The Bitcoin Game #33: Hacker J. Maurice

    February 5th, 2016 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 33 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    J. Maurice is everything you’d expect in a crypto-anarchist hacker. When I had lunch with him before our interview, Maurice kept his phone powered off and explained he wouldn’t use a credit card, except maybe to pay for already-tracked air travel. After our meal, he used his Trezor to sign a Bitcoin payment on his laptop, via the cafe's W...

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    The Bitcoin Game #32: Brock Pierce

    January 15th, 2016 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 32 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    Today's interview is with Brock Pierce, chairman of the board of The Bitcoin Foundation, and a highly-accomplished VC in digital currency. Brock got involved in digital token entrepreneurship at a very young age, with a focus on gaming, an activity he excelled at. As he reached his mid-twenties, Brock's companies were doing $100,000,000 in business. By the time Bitcoin was released, Brock had become a veteran in the busines...

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    The Bitcoin Game #31: Bitcoin, Micropayments, Action! With Valerian Bennett

    December 19th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 31 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I used to run into Valerian Bennett frequently at Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetups in 2014. I thought he’d disappeared from the Bitcoin scene, only to realize how wrong I was. Valerian has taken his experience in mainstream television production, and combined it with his passion for Bitcoin, to create several online Bitcoin video services, with his partner, payment channels developer James Poole. I hope you enjoy our discussio...

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    The Bitcoin Game #30: The Biggest Blockchain Company You've Never Heard Of

    November 19th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 30 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    What’s the oldest blockchain company you can think of? What if I told you a Blockchain company in Estonia called Guardtime was founded before the Bitcoin white paper was released? And what if I told you they are now a highly profitable company, doing large amounts of business with government, the world’s largest defense contractor, and a multinational communication technology company?

    I only found out about Guardtime...

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    The Bitcoin Game #29: Bitcoin Journalist Brian Cohen

    November 5th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 29 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I first became acquainted with Bitcoin journalist Brian Cohen in mid-2014, as we were both active on the then-new Let’s Talk Bitcoin platform. I saw he was doing some fairly serious Bitcoin journalism. Soon after I launched this podcast, I reached out to Brian for an interview. It took a year for us to finally connect, but I finally spoke to the man who digs up a lot of...

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    The Bitcoin Game #28: Would You Trust a Bitcoin Trading Bot?

    October 22nd, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 28 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.

    When I scheduled an interview with CoinCube CEO Robert Allen, I felt pretty skeptical. My gut told me a cloud-based Bitcoin-trading-bot would be something like a cloud-mining Ponzi-scheme on steroids. I wondered, would this interview be my first exposé? Would my "gotcha" questions be too difficult for Robert to field? Listen to find out!

    *7/19/16 UPDATE: For the sake of being informative, the gains in my CoinCube-traded...

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    The Bitcoin Game #27 - John Barrett of Bitcoins and Gravy

    October 9th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 27 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I’ve been a podcast listener for many years now, so when I got interested in Bitcoin, listening to Bitcoin podcasts was a natural. I think Adam B. Levine launched The Daily Bitcoin the same day I first searched for Bitcoin podcasts. And I've been hooked on Bitcoin podcasts ever since.

    Bitcoins and Gravy has always been a hugely influential show for me. In a sea of podcasts with poor audio quality and barely exist...

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