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  • 27 Comments
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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Episode #73: Distributed Consensus on Cannabis Genetics

    August 2nd, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I interview Kevin McKernan the Chief Scientist at Medicinal Genomics and Courtagen Lifesciences. Kevin talks to us about everything from the Human genome project gone bad to free market regulations and testing in the Cannabis field, families moving to Colorado to help their children get relief from epileptic seizures, the opiate crisis in America and how Bitcoin blockchain technology is helping us move toward personalized medicine and away from the dangers inherent in one size fi... Read More
  • 7 Comments
    52,990 views

    XCP Weekly Update #10 - American Banker and Bitnation

    August 2nd, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #10: Robert Ross is a Counterparty Foundation Community Director and the Director of FoldingCoin Inc. Each week Robert and various guests will bring you the news of what has been going on in the Counterparty communities and also touching base on the other Bitcoin 2.0 communities. You can find a complete breakdown of everything discussed on this show by going to this [XCPassets.org news blog](https://xcpassets.org/2015/08/02/xcp-weekly-update-10-american-banker-and-bitnation/) o... Read More
  • 14 Comments
    54,643 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #235 Grown Up Conversations

    August 1st, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Marc Hochstein](http://www.americanbanker.com/authors/marc-hochstein-34.html) speaks out in favor of Bitcoin (and not **just** the blockchain) * [Blythe Masters](http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/blockchain-technology-can-transform-banking-blythe-masters-1075707-1.html)'s Keynote at the American Banker Digital Currencies and the Blockchain Conference Audio provided by [Chris Derose](https://www.chrisderose.com/) ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcas... Read More
  • 10 Comments
    5,596 views
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #22 - Blockchain Technology Panel from SODM15

    July 30th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 22 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. In today’s podcast you’ll hear the Blockchain Tech panel from the State Of Digital Money conference, which took place earlier this year in Los Angeles. I thought it was a very fun panel that was filled with many insights. You might say the panel was stacked a bit on the side of blockchain tech over Bitcoin, and Bitcoin maximalists (amongst others) may not agree with some of the points made. But hopefully everyone can st... Read More
  • 6 Comments
    51,735 views

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #10 Paige Peterson and the Seeds of SAFE

    July 29th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Paige Peterson, who works for MaidSafe in the area of community and development outreach, and much more. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week's listener award distribution of LTBcoin. Listeners now have a full week from the release date to submit a magic word. The magic word for this episode must be submitted by 1pm Pacific Time on Aug... Read More
  • 6 Comments
    4,940 views
    Categories: General

    The Power of Nothing

    July 29th, 2015 by cryptowanderer
    This is a post about bitcoin and the zero, the omphalos, the womb that contains us all, that begins us all and welcomes us back when we have lived through whatever heaven or hell we make of this one life we are given. Read More
  • 4 Comments
    5,471 views
    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #71 Dmitry Murashchik of Mycelium

    July 28th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, John Bush interviews Dmitry Murashchik, Community Manager at Mycelium. Dmitry is responsible for bringing community feedback about Mycelium Wallet and other applications to Mycelium Developers. In this interview, John and Dmitry talk about the latest from Mycelium, the the state of the economy, and insights surrounding the recent blockchain spam attacks. They also both revel in their disdain for all things government and regulation. Also in this podcast, ... Read More
  • 15 Comments
    53,148 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #234 Doublespends!

    July 28th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [**Andreas**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) and [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) talk all about Doublespends in the bitcoin network. ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow) or the [**Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/ltb/ltb) and never miss an episode again. --- ##Credits for Episode 234 Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos... Read More
  • 12 Comments
    5,278 views
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB89 – Greg Slepak: The Turtle Crawl Towards Internet Decentralization

    July 27th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Amidst all the discussion of alternative uses of blockchains, it is often forgotten that the very first fork of Bitcoin, Namecoin, pursued a daring vision for a decentralized, censorship-resistant internet. Greg Slepak, co-founder of the okTurtles Foundation joined us for an interesting discussion of DNS, Namecoin and how blockchains can be used to decentralize the internet. Topics covered included: - What DNS is and the role it plays in the architecture of the internet - What man-in-th... Read More
  • 2 Comments
    8,365 views

    XCP Weekly Update #9 - Storj Development Update

    July 26th, 2015 by pooktwo
    This weeks episode is sponsored by [Tokenly](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/tokenly) – an open source company building tools to make tokens more useful and usable to everyone #Weekly Update #9: Robert Ross is a Counterparty Foundation Community Director and the Director of FoldingCoin Inc. Each week Robert and various guests will bring you the news of what has been going on in the Counterparty communities and also touching base on the other Bitcoin 2.0 communities. You can find a compl... Read More
  • 4 Comments
    6,914 views

    The New Renaissance and Autonomous, Self Driving Cars

    July 26th, 2015 by adam
    ##[**Arthur S. Falls**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/legendface66) and [**Adam B. Levine**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) are pleased to present the second episode in their new, twice monthly show exploring the intersection of **disruption**, **open source** and **the individual** which they call *[The New Renaissance](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/the-new-renaissance)*. --- #On Todays Show * Adam & Arthur speak with [Zack Kanter](http://qz.com/403628/... Read More
  • 16 Comments
    6,908 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin #233 - Recursive Iterations

    July 25th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Andreas**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) speaks at the recent Wired Money conference in one of his best talks to date. * **[John Ferguson](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/fergish)** shares his impressions and thoughts on what he terms the "Decentralization Itch" in a reading of his recently published article by the same title. --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow) or th... Read More
  • 8 Comments
    4,762 views
    Categories: General

    The Decentralization Itch

    July 25th, 2015 by fergish
    *Decentralization.* The buzzword of our times. Increasing numbers and types of people are possessed of an elusive, but very real, visceral “itch” tied to the concept of decentralization. It’s hard to tell if the itch is caused by the concept or if the concept is simply being deployed in an effort to scratch the itch. It can have the appearance of both. “Decentralization, good; centralization, bad.” We see more and more sectors of society plugging this idea into their thoughts and... Read More
  • 6 Comments
    5,008 views

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #9 SAFE Is For People

    July 22nd, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Today we have the pleasure of speaking with two members of the Project SAFE community, James Lindsey and David McCauley, about there involvement in the project and why they chose to invest their time and energy in helping it along. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week's listener award distribution of LTBcoin. Listeners now have a full week from the release date to submit a magic... Read More
  • 16 Comments
    6,337 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    LTB E232 - A Chain of Custody

    July 21st, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) and [**Stephanie**](http://smvoice.info) discuss the prospect, potential and threat of corporate blockchains. * **Adam** interviews **Pavlo**, CEO of [Blockverify](http://www.blockverify.io/) about how they're using a dual blockchain solution to track ownership of nearly everything to eliminate fraud, theft and other foul play. --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/... Read More
  • 1 Comment
    5,109 views

    The Tatiana Show - Connie Gallippi of BitGive

    July 21st, 2015 by TatianaMoroz

    Singer-songwriter and musician Tatiana Moroz returns for more crypto discussion on The Tatiana Show! This week, she is joined by Connie Gallippi, the Founder and Executive Director of the BitGive Foundation.

    On the show, Connie talks about the organization's fundraising efforts, including the #BitGiveAuction, and how the funds raised will help BitGive to continue its important global initiatives on behalf of the bitcoin community. She also announces the launch of BitGive's Bitcoin Charity 2....

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  • 7 Comments
    5,442 views
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB88 – Sian Jones: Bitlicense And The Regulatory Straitjacket

    July 20th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    In this episode, we revisited the perennial topic of digital currency regulation with Siân Jones, our regulatory correspondent and founder of the regulation-focused virtual currency consultancy COINSULT. With the final version of the BitLicense, what may turn out to be the most influential document for digital currency regulation, is now out. Besides diving into many different aspects of the onerous BitLicense, we talked about California's coming rules, how Bitcoin startups will be affected... Read More
  • 18 Comments
    7,528 views
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    Peer to Peer Since the Beginning [Updated With Video]

    July 20th, 2015 by rockbarcellos
    Hello there! My name is [Rock Barcellos](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/rockbarcellos). (It's my name, for real.) I'm an illustrator from Brazil and I have been participating here at Let's Talk Bitcoin! for a while, offering my services as an illustrator off and on. This post came from an idea I had, and I wanted to give it a shot and share it with everyone. Basically, in this piece, I wanted to think about the role and importance of the peer-to-peer concept throughout history, putt... Read More
  • 32 Comments
    7,567 views
    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    EP #72: Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It!

    July 19th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I interview film producer Torsten Hoffman about the release of his new Bitcoin Documentary, *Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It* which recently picked up two awards at the Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. In the words of Calvin Tran, this important documentary is: "Dynamic and filled to the brim with hard-hitting history. There’s electricity in the pace, a kineticism in the narration, a fervor in the subject matter and the high-stakes world of finance. It is a rapid film that ca... Read More
  • 7 Comments
    4,987 views
    Categories: General

    Less Liberty, More Freedom

    July 19th, 2015 by cryptowanderer
    This post grows out of the comments and responses to [Let’s Talk Bitcoin #231 on Diversity and Consensus](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-231-diversity-and-consensus). Check it out first, if only to hear two of the smoothest voices you’ll hear anywhere online. Read More