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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy EP #74: BitLunch & Bitcoin Music 2015

    December 20th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I head over to Tenn 16, one of East Nashville's great little eateries where I meet up with Melvin, Aaron, Kate and Bob of the New Nashville BitLunch meetup group. During lunch we talk about the youth unemployment crisis here and abroad, the miserable failure of a Vancouver bitcoin ATM machine, the prestigious Vanderbilt University Computer Science Department and everything else bitcoin related. The BitLunch meetup group is a revolving group of great folks who enjoy getting togeth... Read More
    Categories: The Africoin Report

    The Africoin Report: 'ChangeTip Isn't Global Anymore,' by Ahmad Al-Hemmally

    December 20th, 2015 by ahmadmanga
    In October, I wrote [an article about bitcoin in my country](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-africoin-report-libya). Since then, I've found a lot of ways to get the most out of it. I was going to write an article about these things, until one thing stopped me — the day I couldn't log in to ChangeTip. Read More
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #31: Bitcoin, Micropayments, Action! With Valerian Bennett

    December 19th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 31 of *The Bitcoin Game.* I'm Rob Mitchell. I used to run into Valerian Bennett frequently at Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetups in 2014. I thought he’d disappeared from the Bitcoin scene, only to realize how wrong I was. Valerian has taken his experience in mainstream television production, and combined it with his passion for Bitcoin, to create several online Bitcoin video services, with his partner, payment channels developer James Poole. I hope you enjoy our discussio... Read More
    Categories: New Shows

    Disruptek.info: Andreas Antonopoulos Makes a Case Against Reputation and Identity Systems

    December 19th, 2015 by JuanS.Galt
    Andreas Antonopoulos makes the case against reputation and identity systems, arguing that with the invention of blockchains, multisignature transactions, and smart contracts, we can minimize default risk without reputation. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #274 Starting Fires

    December 19th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 274 ... Today we're talking about two exciting projects building more functionality on top of the Bitcoin protocol. We end todays show with Ryan Shea, one of the leads at the open source [OneName.io](http://onename.io) project as he talks about the power of identity. But first, capacity is one of the biggest challenges ahead of Bitcoin, [The Lightning Network](http://lightning.network) concept is one of the more promising approaches, and this probably isn't the first time you've heard about it. We kick things off with Tadge Drydja, one of the founders behind the startup implementation of lightning network for an inside look at the possibilities and an update on their progress. Read More
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    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Ether Review #9: Hack.ether.camp, Session 1

    December 18th, 2015 by Legendface66
    On the first of this month, Roman Mandeleil and the [Ether Camp](http://www.ether.camp/) team kicked off the first decentralised Ethereum-based hackathon. It offered a tremendous opportunity to see the developer community showcase the ideas that were simmering away behind the scenes. There were a ton of solid entries and hundreds of people active in the Ether Camp slack. All told, the event was a roaring success and showed that the grass roots development community is vibrant and active. Read More
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    Categories: New Shows

    Disruptek.info: ‘Companies Will Not Bring FinTech to the Third World’ — Andreas Antonopoulos

    December 18th, 2015 by JuanS.Galt
    Andreas Antonopoulos explains why companies will not bring financial inclusion to developing countries. I speak to him at LaBitConf 2015 in Mexico City. He outlines the conditions that would facilitate bringing Bitcoin to the “6 billion unbanked.” He goes on to delineate four standards by which to find developing countries that are ripe for Bitcoin adoption. Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Bnk To The Future's Simon Dixon, and Shawn & Ritchie from Potcoin

    December 17th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    ###The First Hour We talk to Simon Dixon of Bnk To the Future, a crowd-funding venture capital platform for select startups fintech and Bitcoin. Simon lays out some very interesting details on the banking industry and how bitcoin can and should replace it. ###The Second Hour We talk with Shawn and Ritchie from Potcoin. The guys share the history of Potcoin and how it can benefit cannabis based businesses. Read More
    Categories: The Africoin Report

    The Africoin Report: Put Smiles on the Faces of the Needy This Festive Season

    December 16th, 2015 by DBFGhana
    [Dream Bitcoin Foundation](http://www.dreambitcoin.org/), one of the leading bitcoin-related foundations based in Ghana, is embarking on a fundraising drive to raise money to put together a meal for the aged and young who live on the streets. People living on the streets deserve the kindness, love, and good cheer that comes with the holidays and Christmas. In this season of love and abundance, we call on the esteemed Bitcoin community to help bring smiles and joy to their faces. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #273 Improving User Experience in Cryptocurrency Systems

    December 15th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 273 ... Last month, I put on a suit and headed to San Francisco for the Future of Digital Currency and Blockchain conference. Today I'm pleased to share with you the second panel I moderated at the event entitled "Improving UX In Cryptosystems" This panel features... * Melanie Shapiro [of Case Wallet](https://choosecase.com/) * Samo Drole [of Coinbase](https://twitter.com/samodrole?lang=en) * Brennen Byrne [of Clef](http://brennenbyrne.com/) * Nicola Bacca of [Ledger Wallet](https://www.ledgerwallet.com/) Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Lyn Ulbricht and Zhou Tonged, the End of Silk Road

    December 14th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    Lyn Ulbricht talks about her recent heart attack that doctors literally labeled Broken Heart Syndrome. We also talk about the recent postponed appeal efforts and our continuing fundraising efforts. Special thanks to Cody Wilson for putting up another Ghost Gunner. In the second hour, we talk with Zhou Tonged, the Weird Al of Bitcoin, and hear what's on the horizon for him. We also play a few of his songs. *Original air date: December 13, 2015 on LogosRadioNetwork.com 89.1fm in Austin, TX.... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB109 - Tim Pastoor: Rethinking Identity As A Decentralized Web Of Trust With Identifi

    December 14th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Identity is probably one of the most important constructs in our society. In our modern world, protecting one’s identity has become complex, as we no longer rely solely on governments to prove who we are. In addition, most identity sources can be easily compromised. Credit cards and social security numbers weren’t developed with the Internet in mind, and other identifiers such as logins and passwords aren’t well suited truly secure authentication and authorization. We’re joined b... Read More
    Categories: New Shows

    Disruptek.info: Prime Minister of Pontinha Discusses Naming Bitcoin as Official Currency

    December 13th, 2015 by JuanS.Galt
    I interview Joby Weeks, prime minister of Pontinha, the smallest country in the world, located off the shore of Madeira, Portugal. Weeks [announced](https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156214886010063&set=a.450548700062.374450.872995062&type=3&theater) earlier this week that the country has officially recognized Bitcoin as its national currency. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #272 - Exciting Possibilities

    December 12th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 272 ... Last month, I put on a suit and headed to San Francisco for the Future of Digital Currency and Blockchain conference. This time we'll hear from... * [Eric Lombrozo](https://twitter.com/ciphrex) talks about the current reality behind Bitcoin Full nodes and some of his ideas for improving the situation in a talk called "**Incentives for Full Nodes**" * [Peter Todd](https://twitter.com/petertoddbtc) talks about the motivations and rationale behind Proof of Work in a talk called "**The Good, Bad and Ugly of Proof of Work**" Read More
    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Ether Review #8: Digix

    December 11th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Digix is a digital asset issuance and tracking platform built on Ethereum. It is designed to minimise KYC intrusion and offer physical asset shadowing, while offering the protection from loss of funds that customers expect of contemporary financial products. Digix appears to be on track to provide the most comprehensive and customer-oriented digital asset platform around. Initially, they will be offering gold-backed tokens using a powerful Proof Of Asset Certificate. [Note: This episode does ... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Where's Satoshi? With Derrick J Freeman and Steven Zeiler

    December 10th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    Derrick J Freeman and Steven Zeiler from Flaming Freedom join us in studio to talk about a whole host of topics: Bitcoin, Ripple, Satoshi, LGB without the T, and spreading Bitcoin adoption. We have a chat about police abuse and a great app called Cell 411. We even play a little music with special shout out to Rob Hustle for his new song "Good Cops." We also play a cover song by Chris Cantwell about [Pinochet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Pinochet). Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #27 SAFE School, Class VIII, The Parts of the Heart

    December 9th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### First off its some Simpleton perspective on the Safe Exchange, followed by answering some listener questions. Then it's full bore into Class VIII of the SAFE Network School, examining the key persona types and functions in the Vaults that form the heart of the SAFE Network. This one may be a bit of brain work, but it's worth it. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week's list... Read More
    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #78 Black Bitcoins vs. White Bitcoins

    December 8th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this edition of the SovereignBTC Podcast, John Bush talks about the difference between black bitcoins, those bitcoins held in addresses not associated with someone's identity, versus white bitcoins, those bitcoins tied to someone's identity. He encourages entrepreneurs to stand against government regulation of bitcoin as he believes it will end up leading to less prosperity and freedom for the entirety of the space. Finally, John gives tips and advice on how to secure your privacy and finan... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB108 - Brian, Meher & Sebastien: The Big Chain Powwow

    December 8th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    The Bitcoin and blockchain industry has been through a lot this year. While the Bitcoin price has experienced relative stability, perhaps indicating slow growth, the space has grown into a rich and diverse ecosystem of startups and open technologies. Through inspiring proof-of-concepts and exciting use cases, blockchain technologies have gained legitimacy as a viable technology to improve transparency, reduce costs and optimise processes, to name a few of it’s benefits. In this episode... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #271 The Blockchain as a Platform

    December 8th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Episode 271 ... Last month, I put on a suit and headed to San Francisco for the Future of Digital Currency and Blockchain conference. Today, I'm pleased to bring you the first panel discussion I moderated at the event. "Blockchain as a Platform" features [James D'Angelo](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgo7FCCPuylVk4luP3JAgVw), [Patrick](https://www.linkedin.com/in/strateman), [Charley Hine](https://twitter.com/charley?lang=en), and [Elizabeth Stark](http://bigthink.com/experts/elizabeth-stark), moderated by Adam B. Levine. Read More