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 and checked in with the very nice Linda Snow. She handed me drink tickets and offered to keep an eye on my bags, which I appreciated. I went to the outdoor bar and ordered a beer and a shot of tequila. Hey, this was a party, and I was ready to have fun! But because only drinks were available at the outdoor register, and I was in a hurry to join the party, I skipped going inside to order food. I didn't think about how long it had been since I had eaten, or how much an empty stomach might intensify the effects of the alcohol I was consuming. Lesson learned! Before I knew it, I had my phone out and I started interviewing every friendly face I bumped into. That ended up being a team from A.I. Coin, Texas-based Sheldon Weisfeld from CoinVault ATM, the Swiss-based team behind ShapeShift, and finally I spoke with Joey Krug from Augur. It was quite a lot of fun!
I hope you'll tune in for upcoming episodes of The Bitcoin Game that will include interviews with Bruce Fenton, Erik Vorhees, Shawn Wilkinson, John Bush, Scott Rose, and many many more. Don't worry, the rest of my interviews were executed in a totally sober state, and with first-rate sound quality. Though I may have felt some intoxication from being around so many impressive Bitcoiners!
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Texas Bitcoin Conference
Maria's Taco Express
A.I. Coin (New cryptocurrency based on Artificial Intelligence)
Coinfire's first piece implicating Josh Garza
ShapeShift (Easy way to exchange cryptocurrency)
Epicenter Bitcoin (Podcasters who recently joined the LTBn, early ShapeShift users)
CoinVault ATM (World's largest bidirectional ATM network)
Augur (Decentralized prediction market)
The State of Digital Money (The first real Los Angeles Bitcoin Conference!)
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Note that I'll be on stage MCing this event
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 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.
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