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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #262 - Classic Episode: Tree Chains with Peter Todd

    November 10th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 262... Hey folks, i'm still working on those conference episodes so on today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, we're going back in time for a classic episode and one of my all time favorites. We'll spend most of today's show with Andreas, Stephanie and Peter Todd during one of our rare in-person recordings, talking about Peter's revolutionary Tree Chains concept: What it is, why solo mining is worth saving and how it could change how Bitcoin works for the better. This is also the episode where I explained Tokens from the ground up for the first time. six months before Tokenly was founded I was focused on helping projects like MyPowers and Swarm deliver token solutions to the world of crowdfunding. Eighteen months later, Tokenly is now fixated on providing token solutions to Crowdfunding platforms except this time instead of building a new crowdfunding platform, we're able to provide all of the possibilities to campaigns and platforms wherever they are. This episode is the original 2014 edit. Read More
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    Categories: Opinion

    Mike Ward on 'Internet in Chains'

    November 10th, 2015 by mdw
    Seems like quite a bit of controversy was stirred up by the recent Economist article, "The great chain of being sure about things," which they say "has implications far beyond the cryptocurrency." Their point seems to be spot-on in my view. Bitcoin is a substrate for token-based systems of many sorts. But is it the most appropriate choice for all use cases? Aren't we likely to see MILLIONS of blockchains in the future? Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB104 - The Gyft Of The Blockchain And Improving Prepaid Cards

    November 9th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Businesses with the alleged potential to become the next Google are plentiful in Bitcoin-land, but finding actual commercial success is a lot harder. The best example of a commercial success is gift card company Gyft that became known as the first place to give access to a wide range of merchants for bitcoin holders and later achieved the largest exit so far in the crypto space in an acquisition by payments company First Data. Gyft CTO Giyom Lebleu joined us to talk about how he got invol... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Bitso, Viva la Bitcoin in Mexico, and 'Reaching the Finish Line' with Kallen Diggs

    November 9th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    Jose Rodriguez, VP of payments at Bitso, fills us in on the plan to integrate with BitPay in Mexico and what to expect at the Latin American Bitcoin Conference in December and Anarchapulco 2016. Kallen Diggs talks about his bestseller *Reaching the Finish Line* and his recent article in The Huffington Post, and also offers valuable tips regarding student loan debt. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #261 Understanding Tauchains

    November 7th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show **[Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) digs into the limits of possibility with Ohad Asor, Founder of Tau Chain** Tauchain home page http://www.idni.org/ >Writing a script that outputs the integers 1 through 10: > >1 log:outputString 1. > >{ ?x log:outputString ?x. (1 ?x) math:sum ?y. ?y math:lessThan 11 } => { ?y log:outputString ?y }. ...and that is discussed more thoroughly on the bitcointalk thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=950309.msg12260764#msg12260764 Read More
    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Ether Review #4: Augur

    November 7th, 2015 by Legendface66
    [Tony Sakich](https://twitter.com/TonySwish) and [Joey Krug](https://twitter.com/joeykrug447) of the [Augur](http://www.augur.net/) project join Jarad and Arthur to discus the decentralized prediction market and the challenges of marketing in the Dapp sphere. Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Karaokonomist Bob Murphy, and Roger Stone, Author of 'The Clintons' War on Women'

    November 6th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    Dr. Robert Murphy discusses Austrian economics and the recent flux in Bitcoin price, as well as his new book *Choice.* Then we talk to Roger Stone and Robert Morrow, the authors of the book *The Clintons' War on Women.* Read More
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #29: Bitcoin Journalist Brian Cohen

    November 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](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/bcohen) 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

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #23 SAFE School, Class VI, Autonomous, Really?

    November 4th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### In Class VI of SAFE Network School, we round out a deeper view of the remaining component factors necessary to establishing and maintaining the SAFE Network as an autonomous entity. We've come far pilgrims, and through the heaviest going--hopefully--but there is more to come. So take time to really let everything we've covered so far sink in. Put in some time going over it all a time or two more, if you can. It will help as you go forward. ####Magic Word#### ... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB103 - Emin Gün Sirer & Ittay Eyal: Bitcoin-NG, Scientists Versus The Church

    November 2nd, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    One of the concerns confronting the Bitcoin community is that of scaling the transaction throughput rate: How do we go from the current rate of approx. 5 transactions per second to a thousand times that? In this episode, we talk to Emin Gun Sirer and Ittay Eyal from Cornell University regarding Bitcoin NG; a next generation Bitcoin blockchain design that addresses some protocol based limitations preventing Bitcoin from increasing transaction throughput. Their proposal also enables fast (in... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Justus Ranvier of Bitcoinist.Liberty.me and Jay Dyer of JaysAnalysis.com

    November 2nd, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    [Justus Ranvier](https://twitter.com/JustusRanvier) with [Open Transactions](http://opentransactions.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) and [Bitcoinist.Liberty.me](https://bitcoinism.liberty.me/) breaks down the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and what crypto can do to lessen the strangle hold. We also talk with Jay Dyer of JaysAnalysis.com. Due to daylight savings time and our lack of preparedness, Jay's interview was cut short. We ... Read More

    XCP Update 11/01: October Report

    November 1st, 2015 by pooktwo
    **This show is not intended for investment advice.** #Episode 21 ##Counterparty News * Counterparty released a new [Community Update](http://counterparty.io/news/counterparty-community-update-oct-31/) discussing some recent Counterparty related updates. I will read the update in its entirety. * To go more in depth about the CIP process, Community Director Devon Weller posted the following on a [counterpartytalk.org](https://counterpartytalk.org/t/beginning-the-counterparty-improveme... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #260 New Growth

    October 31st, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 260... Adam sits down with Daniel Larimer, leader of the Bitshares project. They talk about the new release, the lessons learned over the last nearly three years and what comes next. **Relevant Links** >[Download Bitshares 2 Lite Client](https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares-2/releases) > >[Download Muse Lite Client](https://github.com/peertracksinc/muse/releases) > >[Migrating as an existing user to Bitshares 2.0 guide](http://blog.smartcoin.pw/2015/09/bitshares-how-to-prepare-your-wallet.html) > >[Bitshares 0.9.3c download](https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares-0.x/releases) --- Read More
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    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Ether Review #3: Roman Mandeleil

    October 31st, 2015 by Legendface66
    Roman Mandeleil, builder of the Ethercamp blockchain explorer and the java implimentation of Ethereum, discusses (among other things) what it is like to be a longtime developer in the Ethereum community. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Content: Roman Mandeleil, Arthur Falls Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Darth Vader vs. Chewbacca, Ladar Levison, and Cliff Baltzley

    October 29th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    We're joined in studio by Cliff Baltzley, creator of Hushmail and partner of StashCrypto. Ladar Levison, creator of Lavabit and DarkMail, also joins in. This is all one show, not two separate interviews. This was one of the funnest episodes we've had the privilege of doing to date. We also have a cameo appearance by Darth Vader and Chewbacca. *Original air date on the [Logos Radio Network](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheCryptoShow): October 28, 2015* ###Links and Info * http://DarkMail... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #22 SAFE School, Class V, Connecting All

    October 28th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Class V of the School of the SAFE Network brings clarity on another component of the SAFE Network configuration which is critical to the autonomous functioning of the network. We explore some of the problems and solutions of peer-to-peer networking, and explore some of the key terminology necessary to communicating about it. We really only scratch the surface enough to better understand what the SAFE Network needs to accomplish to operate properly, but the mirac... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #259 Perspectives on Turbulence

    October 27th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 259... First, [Bruce Fenton](http://brucefenton.com) shares his concerns about the newly announced Blockchain Alliance project. Then we're joined by Jason Weinstein of the [Blockchain Alliance](https://coincenter.org/2015/10/announcing-the-blockchain-alliance/) who addresses some of Bruce's questions and introduces the organization and effort. For the second half of the show, we listen in as [Josh Cincinatti of Blockcypher](http://blockcypher.com) talks about the cause, impact,... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB102 - Flavien Charlon: Openchain, Centralized Digital Assets Without Blockchains or Consensus

    October 26th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Among the dividing themes in the Bitcoin space is the idea of public versus private blockchains. While some argue that private and permissioned blockchains can offer better scalability and lower latency for enterprises, others insist the Bitcoin blockchain will offer the best level of security and robustness longterm. Recently, projects have emerged that propose the best of both worlds by leveraging both off-chain and on-chain transactions. This is the idea behind Openchain, an “open so... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Bruce Fenton on the Blockchain Alliance

    October 26th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    We speak with Bruce Fenton about the recent [Blockchain Alliance](http://blockchainalliance.org/), which has joined with the cluster of three-letter agencies who want to get their hooks into Bitcoin. We start off the show with a local musician who wants to learn about Bitcoin. Then Christian Blaze of Death Row Democracy (DRD) fills us in on his plan to fully fund and pay out his web series of the same name. *Original air date on [Logos Radio Network](http://www.logosradionetwork.com/pm.cg... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #258 Liquidity and Malleability

    October 24th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 258... [**Stephanie**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/stephanie), [**Andreas**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) and [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam), talk about [the first Sidechain](http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/10/13/bitbeat-blockstream-releases-first-so-called-sidechain-liquid/), called 'Liquid' coming early next year from the Blockstream team that aims to prevent future gox-like events by creating an almost voting-pools like multi-sig protected, bitcoin escrow'ing structure tying together different exchanges for liquidity and stability purposes. Then they get into the recent [Bitcoin Malleability issue](https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0062.mediawiki) that first had headlines in the aftermath of the MtGox calamity and has recent re-emerged on the network in force. Adam explains his mis-understanding of the issue and how he's dealing with it at Tokenly and Andreas corrects his misconceptions and puts things into perspective. Read More