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Bitcoins and Gravy #88: Decentralized Cloud Storage!

Published on December 21st, 2016 by John Barrett


On today's show I feel privileged to be speaking once again with Shawn Wilkinson, the brains behind Storj. Storj.io is decentralized cloud storage utilizing the world’s best blockchain - that's right the Bitcoin Blockchain.

In the first half of the show I take us all back in time to the 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference in Austin, Texas and to an interview from the lost Tree House Studio archives. Back in 2015 I had an opportunity to sneak into the Bitcoin conference hackathon and interview the 2014 winner of the hackathon who was... you guessed it... Shawn Wilkinson - the mastermind behind Storj.io.

The 2nd half of the show features Shawn once again as he walks me through how to rent out 20 gigs of storage space on my Macbook Pro. I ask some silly questions and with the patience of a saint, Shawn answers my questions and gets me set up and running my computer as a farmer growing Storj coins and supporting a really great decentralized cloud storage service.

Also on this episode youlll get to hear the one and only Santa Claus perform for us his rendition of It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Bitcoin - a new holiday tradition celebrating the birth of our beloved... bitcoin. And while it may be true that you can't wrap Bitcoin in swaddling clothes or lay Bitcoin in a manger, it's fair to say that Bitcoin is capable of miraculous things and of helping humanity in our age old struggle to create Peace on Earth.

For more detailed information about Storj, check out John Fergusons podcast Technology and Choice - Episode #11 on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network. You can find that great interview here: https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/technology-and-choice-11-storj-shawn-wilkinson

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TRANSCRIPTIONS:

The professional transcriptions found on my website are provided by one of our fans who can be found at: http://diaryofafreelancetranscriptionist.com

CREDITS & VALUABLE LINKS:

http://Storj.io

Technology and Choice - Episode #11:
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/technology-and-choice-11-storj-shawn-wilkinson

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin
Copyright 2016 RJM Publishing, Nashville
To the tune of,
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
By Meredith Wilson - 1951

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin
Everywhere you go
Take a look at your nation's debt - honey it's safe to bet
Inflation's coming sooner than you know!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin
Help is on the way
And the thing that will make us free is the new technology
That we use each day

We've got better encryption than ancient Egyptian
With privacy for every one
Foreign remittance at only a pittance
Hoorah when the workers have won!
And we can do it all without a missile or a gun!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin
All around the world
We've got currency wars galore - knockin on every door
The kind that keep the people really poor

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin
Crowd funding SOON
But the prettiest site to see is the price above the trees
When it's too the moon

INSTRUMENTAL

We've got better encryption than ancient Egyptian
With privacy for every one
Foreign remittance at only a pittance
Hoorah when the workers have won!
And we can do it all without a missile or a gun!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Bitcoin
Crowd funding SOON
But the prettiest sight to see is the price above the trees
When it's too... the... moon
Merry Christmas everyone!

Ode To Satoshi

Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John Barrett
Copyright 2014 RJM Publishing - BMI Nashville.

Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John Barrett
Harmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij Shaw
Guitar: Jonathan Brown
Mandolin: Ben Miller
Bass Guitar: Michael Rinne

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN. All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
Engineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don "The Don" Bates
Produced by John Barrett & Elijah "Lij" Shaw

Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that's some pickin' man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.

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