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    The New Renaissance #3 Superorganisms

    August 9th, 2015 by Legendface66
    [**Arthur**]( Speaks with [**Sarah Perry** about how the values of online communities are translated into technology]( and also about a human meta-entity called an egregore. Content for today's episode was provided by Sarah and Arthur. The episode was edited by Arthur. Music was provided by Marcamillion. Read More

    XCP Weekly Update #11 - Old ideas, New Methods

    August 9th, 2015 by pooktwo
    This weeks episode is sponsored by [Coindaddy]( – a crypto 2.0 services company that makes blockchain technologies easier to understand and use. #Weekly Update #11: 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... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #236 Missing Pieces

    August 8th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**]( speaks with Colin Kwan, COO of []( about Greece, Africa and what comes next. * Then we step away from bitcoin for a formerly private and very interesting behind-the-scenes look at what exactly happened in Greece and some of the challenges they face. This recording comes to us courtesy of []( Read More
    Categories: The Africoin Report

    The Africoin Report: Bitcoin Makes It Possible

    August 8th, 2015 by cherotech
    This is the first article in the *Africoin Report,* which was founded for all Africans and people around the world who are interested in Bitcoin — both those already in the community and newcomers. The forum on WhatsApp has already benefited many beginners and has grown bigger than expected. We plan to use this blog as channel for education about the cryptocurrency. I created the Africoin Report to invite all 'Bitcoin gurus' to mingle and share ideas with us in a forum for online teaching and learning. Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #11 Francis Brunelle, Community in Action

    August 5th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### First off we start this episode with several pieces very encouraging news from the MaidSafe development team. Then we have a chat with one of the most active Project SAFE community members, Francis Brunelle, from Montreal, Canada. Francis hosts the largest SAFE Network meet-up in the world and is extremely active pursuing various projects related to forwarding the SAFE Network, before and after launch. He also has other interests which he is working on, including help... Read More

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! Presents: The Start Up #1

    August 4th, 2015 by adam
    ##The Start Up Show Notes * The Start Up is a show featuring the founders of new companies. We want to discover how they took an idea and transformed it into a marketable product or service. Starting a business is challenging and rewarding. Our goal is gain insight into the minds of entrepreneurs on their journey to success. * Our first guest is Adam B. Levine, the founder of The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and **** ##Credits for The Start Up #1 * Content was p... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB90 – Dave Hudson: Insights From The Data Mine And Other Adventures Around The Block

    August 3rd, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Bitcoin mining and the intricate game theory that surround it is a topic that we've visited many times. Difficult to grasp in its complexity, it is these dynamics that determine the security of Bitcoin in the short and in the longer term. This time we were joined by none other than Dave Hudson. He is the author of the leading mining blog, VP of Software at PeerNova and had a long career in chip manufacturing including at Qualcomm. We talked about dynamics in the mining marke... Read More
    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

    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 [ news blog]( o... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #235 Grown Up Conversations

    August 1st, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Marc Hochstein]( speaks out in favor of Bitcoin (and not **just** the blockchain) * [Blythe Masters]('s Keynote at the American Banker Digital Currencies and the Blockchain Conference Audio provided by [Chris Derose]( ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcas... Read More
    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

    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 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
    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
    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
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #234 Doublespends!

    July 28th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [**Andreas**]( and [**Adam**]( talk all about Doublespends in the bitcoin network. ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**]( or the [**Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed**]( and never miss an episode again. --- ##Credits for Episode 234 Image Credit: Read More
    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

    XCP Weekly Update #9 - Storj Development Update

    July 26th, 2015 by pooktwo
    This weeks episode is sponsored by [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

    The New Renaissance and Autonomous, Self Driving Cars

    July 26th, 2015 by adam
    ##[**Arthur S. Falls**]( and [**Adam B. Levine**]( 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](*. --- #On Todays Show * Adam & Arthur speak with [Zack Kanter]( Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin #233 - Recursive Iterations

    July 25th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Andreas**]( speaks at the recent Wired Money conference in one of his best talks to date. * **[John Ferguson](** 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**]( or th... Read More
    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