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

Published on 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 problem trekking back to another Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetup, this time to present a compelling view of Bitcoin's place in the future of mobile payments. Paul also talks about the Airbitz mobile wallet, an app for Android and iOS that is aimed squarely at making Bitcoin as easy to use for mobile payments as possible.

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Show Links

Presentation Slide Show (slick, requires Adobe Flash or special app to view)
https://prezi.com/nyeeozca95pw/how-bitcoin-will-revolutionize-mobile-payments-la

Presentation Slide Show (simple Flickr gallery of slides)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/btckeychain/sets/72157648781096203

AirBitz
https://airbitz.co

Gyft
https://www.gyft.com

eGifter
https://www.egifter.com

Fold App
https://foldapp.com

Purse
https://purse.io

Plug and Play
http://www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

Perhaps the first well-attended Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetup
http://spelunk.in/2013/06/07/los-angeles-bitcoin-meetup-2

UPDATE: Paul referred to a presentation about Lightning Network (a payment channel technology) given at the San Francisco Bitcoin Devs Meetup. The name of the presentation he referred to is "Scaling Bitcoin to Billions of Transactions Per Day" and it can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/8zVzw912wPo

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Sponsor

Bitcoin Keychains by Bkeychain
http://bkeychain.com

Music

All music in this episode was created by me, or with friends and family. Ganesh Painting Company is the name of one of the jam bands I feature live recordings of regularly. Some of the musicians you're hearing in the band are Mike Coleman, Rick Marshal, and Mark Denham. Feel free to contact me if you want more info about any music you hear on the podcast.

Thanks for listening!

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