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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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    The Bitcoin Game #26 - Jeff Garzik’s The Future of Bitcoin

    September 24th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 26 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    Back some months ago, Los Angeles had its first Bitcoin conference called The State Of Digital Money. Jeff Garzik (Bitcoin Core Developer for BitPay and CEO of Dunvegan Space Systems) was the featured speaker, and he gave a presentation called The Future of Bitcoin. I originally believed the presentation needed the accompanying visual slides, but after giving the audio of Jeff's presentation a fresh listen, I realized...

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    The Bitcoin Game #25 - Mining At Scale with Marco Streng

    September 10th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 25 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    If I were to meet Marco Streng on the street, I’d never guess he hands-on controls perhaps the largest amount of hashing power in the world. Marco is the CEO and cofounder of Genesis mining, a company that mines for profit, and also offers cloud mining. I met Marco back at the State Of Digital Money conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, as he was one of the speakers.

    I've always been skeptical about cloud minin...

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    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. ...

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    The Bitcoin Game #23 - Mainstream Investing with the Bitcoin Investment Trust

    August 14th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 23 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I decided to experiment with buying Bitcoin a new way; I bought shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust. The trust is the first, and I believe the only current way a U.S. citizen can add an investment in Bitcoin to a recognized retirement account. You can buy shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust with symbol GBTC using a standard brokerage account, just like buying a stock or ETF. You could argue that one doesn't actually o...

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    The Bitcoin Game #22 - Blockchain Technology Panel from SODM15

    July 30th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 22 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    In today’s podcast you’ll hear the Blockchain Tech panel from the State Of Digital Money conference, which took place earlier this year in Los Angeles. I thought it was a very fun panel that was filled with many insights. You might say the panel was stacked a bit on the side of blockchain tech over Bitcoin, and Bitcoin maximalists (amongst others) may not agree with some of the points made. But hopefully everyone can st...

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    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...

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    The Bitcoin Game # 20 - Transforming to Digital Currency

    July 2nd, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 20 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    On April 18th, 2015, Los Angeles Bitcoiners were treated to our city’s first Bitcoin conference, called The State Of Digital Money 2015 (or SODM15). I recorded a lot of great content at this conference, and in today’s episode, I bring you the first of these recordings.


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    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...
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    The Bitcoin Game #18 - Jeremy Gardner & Adam Hayes

    May 29th, 2015 by Rob

    Hello, welcome to episode 18 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    In today's show we start with a presentation by Jeremy Gardner, who co-founded the College Cryptocurrency Network and is Director of Operations at Augur. In his talk, Creating a Sustainable Blockchain Ecosystem, Jeremy gives his views on blockchains now and into the future.

    Then we turn to experienced market trader and economist Adam Hayes, who presents *What Factors Give Cryptocurrencies Their Value: An Empirical Anal...

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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.

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    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 ...

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    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...

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    The Bitcoin Game #14 - Cryptocurrency Regulation Talk from the Texas Bitcoin Conference

    April 7th, 2015 by Rob

    Welcome to episode 14 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I recently attended the Texas Bitcoin Conference, and had a great time. I got to meet fellow LTB podcasters John Barrett and John Bush, people I listened to well before I started this podcast. I also got to meet some Bitcoin heroes of mine, as well as listeners to this show.

    To kick off my content from the conference, I bring you this informative but somewhat scary talk about Cryptocurrency Regulation, delivered by the very kno...

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    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...

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    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.

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    The Bitcoin Game #11 - Paul Puey - How Bitcoin Will Revolutionize Mobile Payments

    March 1st, 2015 by Rob

    Welcome to episode 11 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    It's great to live in a big city such as Los Angeles because of the opportunity to network with people doing amazing things in the Bitcoin space. While Paul Puey founded Airbitz from San Diego, he still has managed to attend enough Los Angeles Bitcoin meetups that he seems like a local. In January of this year, Airbitz was selected by Plug and Play to take part in their Startup Camp Accelerator in Silicon Valley. Paul still had no...

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    The Bitcoin Game #10 - Talking Taxes with Jake Benson

    February 15th, 2015 by Rob

    Welcome to episode 10 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

    I wanted to really have fun and celebrate this 10th episode. I never knew if I'd be able to get ten episodes out, so this is quite an achievement for me. With that in mind, I decided to focus on something the entire cryptocurrency community loves to talk about… Taxes!

    While cryptocurrency taxes may not be a favorite topic, I actually had a lot more fun than I expected, speaking to Jake Benson, CEO and founder of LibraTax. Thi...

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