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    Articles of Bitcoin Constitution: A Genesis Block of Governance

    August 24th, 2015 by djc
    *[This article first appeared on August 23 on the blog [The Wall Street Technologist.](]* One of the ongoing issues with Bitcoin, besides the scalability issues, is the fact that it lacks a clear governance model. The fact that we don’t have one is likely an artifact of Satoshi not really knowing how far Bitcoin would go. Indeed, it was designed to be an (almost) foolproof solution to the problem of consensus without governance. Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB93 – Simon Dixon: How Bank To The Future Is Rethinking Finance

    August 24th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Ever since the financial system collapsed in 2007, the call for alternatives has grown louder. Bitcoin itself can be seen as such an alternative. Simon Dixon's search for a way to put capitalism on a sounder financial footing began before Bitcoin with a focus on equity crowdfunding. Since then he has built Bank to the Future into an innovative crowdfunding business that takes an aggressive contrarian stance. He has also launched an investment fund focused on cryptocurrencies together with Max Ke... Read More

    XCP Weekly Update #13 - The Bitcoin Core Argument

    August 23rd, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #13: 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. I am happy to announce the ability for paid sponsorship’s. I accept any Counterparty Token that is on in addition to TOPFOLDER tokens, please click below [![](https://xcpasset... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #240 As They See It

    August 22nd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [John Ratcliff]( reads his recent article Confessions of an R/Bitcoin Moderator which talks about the "is BitcoinXT an Altcoin" controversy that was used to justify banning discussion of the proposed fork from several prominent community hubs. * Adam reads a recent article from the [Wallstreet Technologist]( Read More

    The Tatiana Show with guest Alyse Killeen, VC

    August 21st, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    Venture Capitalist Alyse Killeen discusses the breaks down the mysterious role of the venture capitalist and distinguishes it from the angel investor in this episode of The Tatiana Show. She also discusses the attraction to bitcoin and blockchain businesses from the perspective of an investor. Alyse also offers some words of wisdom for the average person wanting to make investments in the tech space or seek investor support for a new business venture. Follow Alyse Killeen on Twitter @Alyse... Read More
    Categories: General

    Confessions of an /r/bitcoin moderator

    August 19th, 2015 by jratcliff63367
    ##It's Not What You Think I apologize for the title of this article because it is pure unadulterated click-bait. You started reading this because you thought you were going to to hear the **dirty details** of the inner sanctum of the bitcoin moderators; a **secret cabal** of initiates who conduct **ceremonies** and **rituals** under the cover of darkness to **control** the bitcoin community. Sadly, that is **not** the case. The vast bulk of our time and energy is devoted to removi... Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #13 Rich Beer and The Crypto Show

    August 19th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### This week chronicles a mini adventure I had trying to connect with others in the south Texas area who might want to form a meet-up regarding the SAFE Network. It started with a post on the [SAFE Network Community Forum](, on to connecting with and appearing on [The Crypto Show](, and back to an interview with the Project SAFE member who suggested The Crypto Show connection, Rich Beer. All in all, it was an interesting... Read More
    Categories: General

    Erik Voorhees: My End Goal for Bitcoin Is the Complete Abandonment of Fiat Currency

    August 19th, 2015 by kyletorpey CEO Erik Voorhees participated in a fireside chat with Decentralized Applications Fund Managing Director David Johnston at the Texas Bitcoin Conference in late March. During this conversation, Voorhees revealed his overall goal for Bitcoin’s eventual level of success. Some say that Bitcoin only needs to keep existing on a daily basis for it to succeed over the long term, but Voorhees has larger ambitions for the digital money.

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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #239 Solving Problems

    August 18th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](, [**Stephanie**]( and [**Andreas**]( dig into the **Tokenly** project discussing use-cases and implications. Contact [email protected] with questions or comments ##Relevant Links: * [Get Tokenly Pockets Multi-Token Wallet]( * [Get Your Own Swapbot]( Read More

    The Tatiana Show with Joshua Scigala of Vaultoro

    August 18th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    The latest and greatest crypto talk with host Tatiana Moroz. Tune in to learn how Bitcoin is setting the world free! This week’s special guest is Joshua Scigala, the director of a Bitcoin gold exchange called Vaultoro. He’ll explain his service and why he thinks it’s great for all liberty lovers! (Hint: You can store your wealth in super-secure gold but still have the convenience of buying and spending with bitcoin. The best part - NO BANKS!) Check out Vaultoro’s ... Read More
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    'Money Is Now an Image'

    August 18th, 2015 by TravisPatron
    *Travis Patron is a digital money researcher and author of the [2015 Bitcoin Investor's Report]( Here he explains why the blockchain represents a snapshot of the bitcoin digital economy at any given point in time.* Over the course of the last several months, one of the most consistent debates in the circles of bitcoin enthusiasts has been whether a blockchain can function successfully without the "inconvenience" of its underlying cryptocurrency. Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB92 – Stefan Thomas: Understanding Ripple

    August 17th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    In a long-overdue episode, we finally had the chance to dive into one of the most known but poorly understood cryptocurrency/blockchain project: Ripple. Reviled by many in the Bitcoin space, we put aside any prejudices and sat down for a fascinating conversation with Ripple Labs CTO Stefan Thomas. We talked about his early days in the Bitcoin space, how Ripple came about, what the Ripple network looks like today and how its consensus protocol works. Topics covered included: - Stefan T... Read More

    XCP Weekly Update #12 - BitcoinXT Released

    August 16th, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #12: 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. I am happy to announce the ability for paid sponsorship’s. I accept any Counterparty Token that is on in addition to TOPFOLDER tokens, please click below [![](https://xcpasset... Read More

    The StartUp #2: Spells of Genesis — Different Perspectives

    August 16th, 2015 by pairmike
    ##The StartUp Show Notes * On this episode of the StartUp, we have three guests; Shaban Shaame, CEO and Founder of EverdreamSoft, the Swiss-based game company maker of Spells Of Genesis, Robert Ross, Director and Founder of, and Nicola Minichiello, Project Manager at, also a team member of several crypto projects. We explore the Spells of Genesis game from the perspective of the creator, player, marketer, and novice. **** ##Credits for The StartUp #2 * ... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #238 - Law and Code

    August 15th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Jerry Brito](, Executive Director of [Coin Center] speaks about the in-development "California Bitlicense" and responds to [issues raised by the EFF last week]( * Notable Futurist [Cory Doctorow]( presents a ... Read More
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #23 - Mainstream Investing with the Bitcoin Investment Trust

    August 14th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 23 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I decided to experiment with buying Bitcoin a new way; I bought shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust. The trust is the first, and I believe the only current way a U.S. citizen can add an investment in Bitcoin to a recognized retirement account. You can buy shares of the Bitcoin Investment Trust with symbol GBTC using a standard brokerage account, just like buying a stock or ETF. You could argue that one doesn't actually o... Read More
    Categories: The Africoin Report

    The Africoin Report #2: My Trip to Kenema City

    August 14th, 2015 by cherotech
    I was born in Kenema in 1992, during the rebel war. Kenema was among the towns that the rebels captured from early 1997 to 2000. They killed thousands and destroyed properties, which led to the backwardness of the people there and the country as a whole. ... My trip to Kenema was another dream come true. I was eager to return back to my childhood town that I left in 2009 when I was 17. I was welcomed there like a prince, due to my hard work. People promoted my visit via social media, and I felt at home again. I brought them news of a great technology that will change the mindsets of many in the future.… The good news was bitcoin. Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #12 David Yamanaka, A Network Aborning

    August 12th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We have the pleasure of talking with David Yamanaka, a consumer experience specialist and avid supporter and pursuer of that which empowers the individual. He has been a very active member in the Project SAFE community and is great at doing all manner of quantitative analyses regarding any system you might throw at him. The installers are coming!! ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your account to claim a share of th... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #237 The Stars that Shine

    August 11th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Stephanie**](, [**Andreas**]( and [**Adam**]( engage in a wide ranging discussion about bitcoin's role in the world of cryptocurrency and whether we're still calling the plays in a game whose outcome has already been determined. --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**]( Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB91 – Vitalik Buterin: Ethereum Frontier Launch, Scalability And The Road Ahead

    August 10th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Close to two years after the initial whitepaper, the revolutionary Ethereum network has finally launched. The decentralized smart contract platform is, without a doubt, the most exciting cryptocurrency project since Bitcoin. The versatile platform with its turing-complete scripting language aspires to power the distributed applications of the future. Ethereum Founder Vitalik Buterin joined us for the second time to discuss the Frontier Launch, future plans for scalability, governance and ... Read More