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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #69 Derrick Broze on Agorism, Technology, and Bitcoin

    June 30th, 2015 by SovBTC
    This episode of the SovereignBTC podcast starts out with John Bush giving his take on the current Greece crisis and why it's important to prepare for a potential collapse. John Bush then interviews Derrick Broze, author and activist, about agorism (revolutionary market anarchism), the state and technology, and how bitcoin enables Derrick to live a more free life. Check out Derrick's work here: [The Conscious Resistance](http://bit.ly/1Caweza) [Derrick's Contently](http://bit.ly/1Jxv... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #226 The Unicorn is Exempt

    June 30th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/stephanie), [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) and [Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) discuss the recently released [New York Bitlicense](https://coincenter.org/2015/06/our-thoughts-on-the-bitlicense-california-is-winning/) as well as some [better definitions from CoinCenter](http://coincenter.org/2015/04/state-digital-currency-principles-and-framework/) that they might have been a... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB85 – Adam Draper: Accelerating 100 Bitcoin Startups With Boost VC

    June 29th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Revolutionary progress doesn't happen without lots of work and in the case of Bitcoin that requires many different startups building technology. Few have contributed to this as much as Silicon Valley based startup accelerator Boost VC, which has been focusing on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency startups since 2013. Focusing exclusively on Bitcoin for an extended time, they've invested in companies such as Blockcypher, Coinprism, Coinjar, Mirror, Snapcard, Zapchain and many others. Boost VC Foun... Read More
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    Categories: Tokenly Blog

    What Tokens Do & Don't Do (And Why You'd Want One!)

    June 29th, 2015 by adam
    ##Thinking with Tokens I’ve been fascinated with the concept of tokens for some time now. **Tokens are easy to create application specific cryptocurrencies that borrow the infrastructure of a larger blockchain like Bitcoin**, and give many of the same broad, powerful and inexpensive features to purposes that might not warrant its own blockchain, miners, etc. In order to send a token, you not only need that token but a very small amount of bitcoins. You can think of the bitcoins as a... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #5 with Robert Ross

    June 28th, 2015 by pooktwo
    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/2015/06/28/counterparty-update-621-627/) or read the notes below. Thank you to Daniel... Read More
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    Categories: General

    New Bitcoin Documentary: 'Ulterior States'

    June 28th, 2015 by TomerKantor
    Producer Tomer "IamSatoshi" Kantor released his new Bitcoin documentary, *Ulterior States,* on June 27. He writes [on his website](http://www.iamsatoshi.com/): >Ulterior States, an IamSatoshi production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with with some thought leaders within the Bitcoin ecosystem. Read More
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    Categories: Satire

    The Pseudonymous Life #3 — 'Show Me Your Wallet'

    June 28th, 2015 by Disengage
    ![webcomic](http://activelydisengaged.com/tpl/images/comics/TPL003.jpg "The Pseudonymous Life #2") Previous Comics: [The Pseudonymous Life #0](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-pseudonymous-life-0) [The Pseudonymous Life #1](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-pseudonymous-life-1) [The Pseudonymous Life #2](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-pseudonymous-life-2) Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #225 The New Renaissance

    June 27th, 2015 by adam
    #On Todays Show ##[Arthur S. Falls](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/legendface66) joins forces with [Adam B. Levine](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) in a new, twice monthly show exploring the intersection of **disruption**, **open source** and **the individual** they call **[The New Renaissance](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/the-new-renaissance)**. **Note: If you were one of the first 600 people to listen to this episode, you heard a version missing about 20 m... Read More
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    The Tatiana Show - Chris Ellis of ProTip

    June 25th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    Chris Ellis of [ProTip](http://protip.me) talks with [Tatiana Moroz](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/tatianamoroz) about his [open-source project](https://github.com/Leo-ajc/ProTip) that allows people to track their own internet habits and send bitcoin tips to the content creators they enjoy the most. They begin the conversation with a quick Bitcoin 101 session, allowing newcomers to discover the political and social implications of putting the power of Bitcoin into the hands of the people. Follow Chris Ellis and the ProTip project on Twitter: @protiphq Read More
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    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    Brooklyn Graffiti Artist 'Gadse' and the Spread of Bitcoin

    June 25th, 2015 by kristovatlas
    *This article originally appeared on the blog of [Kristov Atlas](http://www.kristovatlas.com/brooklyn-graffiti-artist-gadse-and-bitcoin/).* If you’ve spent any time in Brooklyn, you’re probably familiar with the works of Gadse. A typical intersection in the Bushwick neighborhood displays his anti-totalitarian art. Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #5 Tim Coomber on the New Renaissance

    June 24th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We are delighted to present a recap of important aspects of the SAFE Network ecosystem and why they are important, followed by a great interview with Tim Coomber of Scotland, one of the hosts of the LIFE IS PEOPLE videocast on Google Hangouts/Youtube. We explore the subject of how the SAFE Network--through the application N99 (Network 99)--will allow content creators to be compensated by the network itself, whether consumers pay for their content or not! This is a game c... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #224 - Rating Wallets with the Open Bitcoin Privacy Project

    June 23rd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/), [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) and [Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) talk to [Justus Ranvier](http://bitcoinism.liberty.me/), one of the founders of the [Open Bitcoin Privacy Project](http://openbitcoinprivacyproject.org) about [their first report](http://www.openbitcoinprivacyproject.org/2015/05/spring-2015-wallet-privacy-rating-report/), what it means and how you can get ... Read More
  • 22 Comments
    5,113 views
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB84 – Tim Swanson: Permissioned Ledgers And The Case For Blockchains Without Bitcoin

    June 22nd, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    One topic that is guaranteed to cause heated discussion among cryptocurrency enthusiasts is the idea that blockchains can be controlled by known validators and function without an underlying cryptocurrency. Some think this is a non-sensical idea fabricated by those spineless enough to want to appease regulators and but clueless enough to miss the whole point of cryptocurrencies. But others believe that Bitcoin is unsuited for a lof of 'Bitcoin 2.0' applications and that permissioned ledgers ... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #4 with Robert Ross

    June 21st, 2015 by pooktwo
    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](https://xcpassets.org/2015/06/21/counterparty-update-614-620/) news blog or read the notes below. Thank you to Anthem... Read More
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    4,656 views
    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #68 Joseph Castillo of VeldtGold.com

    June 20th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, John talks with Joseph Castillo, the CEO of Veldt Gold, a bitcoin accepting precious metals dealer that also buys precious metals in exchange for bitcoin. The two talk about the economy, the precious metals business, why privacy and encryption is a big part of the Veldt Gold model, how Veldt will buy precious metals for bitcoin, and more. ####SOVEREIGNBTC PODCAST SPONSORS [Veldt Gold](http://bit.ly/1FaPjQT) - Recognized and trusted in the Bitcoin communit... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #223 Some Other Castle

    June 20th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) interviews Daniel Larimer, Founder of the [Bitshares project](http://www.bitshares.org). It's been almost two years since the project got started, we talk about what's happened, what they've learned and what comes next. --- ###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 neve... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #4 Ben Bollen Talks Dessert, and Rust on Bare Metal

    June 17th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We are delighted to present an interview with MaidSafe Core Developer, Benjamin Bollen, starting with topics of basic computer and networking technology (to undercut the latter part of the interview for as many people as possible) and working our way to why the MaidSafe team decided shift the project to a brand new programming language so late in the game. There are lots of exciting ramifications of this. Why the title? You’ll just have to listen. You will not be d... Read More
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    7,352 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #222 - Understanding Augur

    June 16th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with with Joey Krug (lead core dev) and Tony Sakich (marketing) about the upcoming decentralized prediction market Augur. Some of the topics covered are why they've chosen a fork of Ethereum as their vehicle, why decentralized prediction markets can be more than gambling and their concept of Reputation as a token that powers it all. --- ###Additional Links #####Links: * [How Augur Works V... Read More
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    6,434 views
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB83 – David Andolfatto: Fedcoin And The Implications Of Cryptocurrencies Issued By Central Banks

    June 15th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Many people think of Bitcoin as the ultimate contender against the power of central banks, most importantly the Federal Reserve System. But that is certainly not the only way that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain can be used and one particularly interesting idea is that central banks could issue their own cryptocurrencies. To discuss how this could be done and what the consequences could be we were joined by David Andolfatto, a Vice President of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of ... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #3 with Robert Ross

    June 14th, 2015 by pooktwo
    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](https://xcpassets.org/2015/06/14/counterparty-update-67-613/) news blog. Thank you to Chris DeRose, a Community Direc... Read More