From the Front Page - The Bitcoin Game
24,424 viewsJuly 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 ...Read More
5,238 viewsJune 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...Read More
52,224 viewsAugust 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
49,798 viewsSeptember 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...Read More
51,519 viewsAugust 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...Read More
46,257 viewsSeptember 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...Read More
43,616 viewsOctober 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...Read More
42,632 viewsOctober 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...Read More
41,111 viewsNovember 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...Read More
39,915 viewsNovember 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...Read More
7,239 viewsMarch 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...Read More
12,565 viewsDecember 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 ...Read More
5,525 viewsApril 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.
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10,580 viewsJanuary 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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31,904 viewsDecember 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...Read More
7,699 viewsFebruary 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.
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28,493 viewsJanuary 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...Read More
26,428 viewsFebruary 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...Read More
26,167 viewsFebruary 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...Read More
22,901 viewsMarch 6th, 2016 by Rob
July 08, 2017The Bitcoin Game #46: Jameson Lopp - The Benefits of Coopetition in Adversarial Environments
June 05, 2017The Bitcoin Game #45: Pamela Morgan, Crypto Estate Planning & Key Management
August 27, 2015The Bitcoin Game #24 - Exploring Purse with Andrew Lee
September 10, 2015The Bitcoin Game #25 - Mining At Scale with Marco Streng
August 14, 2015The Bitcoin Game #23 - Mainstream Investing with the Bitcoin Investment Trust
September 24, 2015The Bitcoin Game #26 - Jeff Garzik’s The Future of Bitcoin
October 09, 2015The Bitcoin Game #27 - John Barrett of Bitcoins and Gravy
October 22, 2015The Bitcoin Game #28: Would You Trust a Bitcoin Trading Bot?
November 05, 2015The Bitcoin Game #29: Bitcoin Journalist Brian Cohen
November 19, 2015The Bitcoin Game #30: The Biggest Blockchain Company You've Never Heard Of
March 28, 2017The Bitcoin Game #43: Monero's 'FluffyPony' Part 2
December 30, 2016The Bitcoin Game #40: 2016 Year End Special!
April 24, 2017The Bitcoin Game #44: Ryan Shea, Blockstack for Beginners
January 14, 2017The Bitcoin Game #41: Charlie Shrem
December 19, 2015The Bitcoin Game #31: Bitcoin, Micropayments, Action! With Valerian Bennett
February 26, 2017The Bitcoin Game #42: Monero's Riccardo 'FluffyPony' Spagni
January 15, 2016The Bitcoin Game #32: Brock Pierce
February 17, 2016The Bitcoin Game #34: Bitcoin Core Dev Peter Todd
February 05, 2016The Bitcoin Game #33: Hacker J. Maurice
March 06, 2016The Bitcoin Game #35: Tales from Two Roundtables