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EP #62: The Texas Bitcoin Conference!

Published on April 5th, 2015 by John Barrett


On today's show I travel to Austin, Texas for the 2nd annual Texas Bitcoins Conference! Friends I had the time of my life and despite a bit of audio tech difficulty on my part, the conference was a massively huge success! Please forgive me listeners as some of the audio is BELOW the normal quality of my show.

Much thanks to Paul and Linda Snow for going waaaaaay beyond the call of duty in putting this conference together. The venue was perfect, the speakers were brilliant and it was really hard to leave after meeting so many new Bitcoin friends and future business partners.

I interviewed some great folks and I only regret not being able to interview more people. But hey I had to have some fun too and I also had to give myself the gift of sitting in on a few of the many amazing talks that were given over the weekend. Sheesh! I didn't go all the way to Austin, Texas just to work!

A special hello and thanks to Nima and James, to Mr. Bennett and Mr. Vape, Christian for his support and generosity, Carrie and Scott for their most excellent humor and wit, Jake for the lift and ergonomic advice, Dale Malone and family for the stellar accommodations, Doug S. for his advice about how to meet women, Paul Puey for the great trip down that unforgettable Bay Area memory lane and last but not least, a special thanks to Zach. Zach thanks for the ride man and thanks for sharing with me your story. I'm sure that these words of Polonius will resonate with you:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1) I Am looking for a Brain Wallet Expert to interview on the show. That's write folks, writer Max Hernandez has come up once again with some amazing new short fiction and the subject this time is BRAIN WALLETS! In conjunction with reading Max’s recent works on the show, I would like to interview a Brain Wallet expert - someone who can tell us all about brain wallets, when and why to use them, the benefits of using them and the potential dangers. If you are a brain wallet expert, email me now at Howdy@BitcoinsAndGravy.com

2) And the second announcement today is this: I am now ready to hire someone to be my social media guru. Being my social media guru is an opportunity for YOU to be a part of the Bitcoins and Gravy Podcast team while earning LTB coin. But that’s not all. By being the Bitcoins and Gravy Social Media Guru, you can also earn Bitcoin tips. Yowza!

3) If you've enjoyed the show, please take a minute to scan my QR code or copy my public key and send me 50 cents in Bitcoin. If you’ll do this every once in a while, it will make my day. It’s not easy being a podcast host - and putting in 10 hours each week to produce the show sometimes takes its toll. Remember that giving someone a small tip in Bitcoin is what makes us Bitcoin folks stand out in this world. I know personally that whenever I tip someone on Reddit or on Let's Talk Bitcoin, I feel better about myself knowing that I've given back just a little to help that person continue creating.

Transcriptions:

Great news listeners! Our transcription page is now live on the website. All new show transcripts will be rolled out Approximately one week following the release of the audio version. We are also working on eventually going back and transcribing ALL of the archived episodes starting at Episode #51 and working backwards until we hit the very first episode, Episode #1, Numero Uno of Bitcoins and Gravy! Our ultimate goal is have every single episode of Bitcoins and Gravy transcribed and available to you the listener for free - because we love you (Max’s voice).

All new show transcripts will be rolled out Approximately one week following the release of each podcast. We are also working on eventually going back and transcribing ALL of the archived episodes starting with Episode #51 and working our way back until we hit the very first episode, Episode #1, Numero Uno of Bitcoins and Gravy! Our ultimate goal is have every single episode of Bitcoins and Gravy transcribed and available to you the listener for free. These Professional transcriptions are provided each week by one of our fans who can be found at:
http://diaryofafreelancetranscriptionist.com/2015/01/21/free-transcript-project-8/

And of course you can find a link to this website in the weekly show notes.

Magic Word:

Hidden in each episode of Bitcoins and Gravy is a Magic Word. I know that it may sound absurd, but listen for the Magic Word and you can earn LTBcoin! First set up a free account at LetsTalkBitcoin.com. Then tune in to your favorite LTB podcast and when you hear the Magic Word, don’t delay! Submit it to your account and by doing so you will earn a portion of the week’s LTBcoin distribution. Setting up an LTB account has always been fast and easy... and now it’s profitable!!!

CREDITS:

http://Factom.org

http://HopeGoldCoin.org

http://WatchMyBit.com

http://CoinJabber.com

http://Rivetz.com

http://BitcoinGeneralStore.com

http://BitBrew.net

http://Hypercapital.info

http://MaidSafe.net

Cover image: CoinTelegraph

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.

Theme song Gravy by the band, Eleanor Roosevelt with Lij on fiddle.

And a big thank you to the moral support from my friends at The Tennessee Bitcoin Alliance: TennesseeBitcoin.org

Questions or Comments?

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