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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB98 – Robin Hanson: Futarchy, Prediction Markets And The Challenge Of Disruptive Technology

    September 28th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    When Robin Hanson invented the concept of prediction markets almost thirty years ago, he felt he had stumbled on a concept with huge implications. By allowing people to bet on the likelihood of future events, prediction markets promise to allow better forecasts and better decision making. Research into the area has been vibrant, culminating in Hanson's concept of Futarchy: A prediction-market based governance system. At the same time, the real-world applications have been few and far. ... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #17 - Back to work

    September 28th, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #17: 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 CoinMarketCap.com in addition to TOPFOLDER tokens, please click below [![](https://xcpasset... Read More
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    Categories: Guest Blog

    Blockstack Summit 2015 Review, Part 2

    September 28th, 2015 by john
    This is part 2 of my review of Blockstack Summit 2015, a conference I helped organize for developers of decentralized applications. You can read part 1 of my review here. As the lunch hour at Blockstack Summit drew to a close, I began to prepare for the workshop agenda planning session. This session, inspired by the unconferences I had attended in the past and further helped along by Christopher Allen, would last about an hour and see the group vote on proposals for topics to be discusse... Read More
  • 18 Comments
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #250 If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You Might Wind Up Someplace Else

    September 26th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Today's Show We sit in on the Q&A panel from Blockstack Summit NYC 2015, a one-day technical event at NYU for developers of decentralized applications. The panel was moderated by Princeton Professor JP Singh, featuring Albert Wenger, partner at USV; Jalak Jobanputra, founder of Future/Perfect Ventures; Naval Ravikant, co-founder of AngelList; and William Mougayar, founder of Startup Management. This recording was provided by John Light --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBN Al... Read More
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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #73 My Take on Tim Ferriss' Four Hour Work Week

    September 25th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this podcast, John Bush introduces the concepts present in Tim Ferriss' best-selling book, The Four Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. While explaining the basics, John shares how he is applying the Four Hour Work Week in his personal life with his business, Brave New Books. In the book, Ferriss shares how readers can become part of the ever-growing, "New Rich", or those people who abandon the deferred-life plan and create luxury lifestyles in the present ... Read More
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    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #26 - Jeff Garzik’s The Future of Bitcoin

    September 24th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 26 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. Back some months ago, Los Angeles had its first Bitcoin conference called *The State Of Digital Money*. Jeff Garzik (Bitcoin Core Developer for BitPay and CEO of Dunvegan Space Systems) was the featured speaker, and he gave a presentation called *The Future of Bitcoin*. I originally believed the presentation needed the accompanying visual slides, but after giving the audio of Jeff's presentation a fresh listen, I realized... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #17 Surfing the SAFE Network

    September 23rd, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Another interview on The Crypto Show, talking more basics about the SAFE Network, and an interview with Will Gallo, member of the San Francisco SAFE Pod, regarding application--proposed as well as well developed--to run on top of the SAFE Network. The field for creation is wide open and waiting for talented coders to get busy. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week's listener awar... Read More
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    Categories: Guest Blog, Conferences

    Blockstack Summit 2015 Review, Part 1

    September 22nd, 2015 by john
    I awoke on September 12, 2015 to the sound of Slack notifications going off just a few feet away from me. It was the morning of Blockstack Summit, and I was due to arrive at NYU for a sound check in less than two hours. I reached over and grabbed my phone to see who was pinging me and saw a message from Guy Lepage, UI/UX designer at blockchain authentication company and Blockstack sponsor Onename and one of the several people who helped me organize the Summit. “I'm at the office, ne... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin #249 You Can Observe A Lot By Just Watching

    September 22nd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) sits down with Ryan and Muneeb of [Onename.com](http://onename.com) to talk about their part in a [recent bitcoin blockchain mystery](https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3k8dnq/someone_has_got_cash_to_burn_40_btc_sent_to/) * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) reads a recent, brief article which appeared in the [New York Times on 9/21/2015](http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/business/deal... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB97 – Paul Sztorc: Truthcoin & Prediction Markets, From Information-Overload To Crowd Intelligence

    September 21st, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Prediction markets are considered one of the most promising applications of blockchain technology. Although the concept and some early implementations have existed for years, decentralized prediction markets present a number of advantages to their centralized counterparts. Paul Sztorc joins us to discuss Truthcoin, a “Peer-to-Peer Oracle Protocol which absorbs accurate data into a blockchain so that Bitcoin-users can speculate in Prediction Markets”. We dive deep to explore the advan... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin #248 It Ain't the Heat, It's the Humility

    September 19th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) sits down with [Eli Dourado](https://twitter.com/elidourado) to talk about Forks, Governance and what Our Future might hold. --- ###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. --- #Sponsors: #**Tokenly** ---- ##Credits for Episod... Read More
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    The Tatiana Show with guests Brennan Byrne of Clef & director Jeremiah Rounds

    September 18th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    In this episode of The Tatiana Show, Tatiana interviews Brennan Byrne, CEO of Clef, and Jeremiah Rounds, director of the independent film, Liberty: A documentary about freedom in America. Byrne discusses password security storage, looks at how people leave themselves vulnerable to data compromise, and explains how Clef has addressed these problems. He and Tatiana also talk about privacy issues and ways in which people can protect their personal data. Liberty: A documentary about freedom in... Read More
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    54,011 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #247 Understanding the New Economy Movement

    September 15th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with the Core Development team behind the [New Economy Movement (NEM)](http://nem.io/). ---- #Sponsors: ###[Tokenly](http://tokenly.com) ###[**KeepKey Hardware Wallet**](http://getkeepkey.com) (*Available Q3 2015*) --- ##Credits for Episode 247 Image Credit: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/uk-university-it-staff-being-excluded-from-transnational-education-delivery-finds-joint-sector... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB96 – John Clippinger: Developing A Social Ecosystem Of Trusted, Self-Healing Digital Institutions

    September 14th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    It is often said that technology is neutral. It’s certainly commonplace for Bitcoin to be thought of as such. In reality, technologies may be characterized as an embodiment of human intention, and therefore, cannot be considered as culturally or politically neutral. At least, this is the opinion of our guest, John Clippinger. A research scientist at MIT Media Lab and CEO of ID3, a nonprofit which aims to deploy a new generation of trusted digital institutions, John has spent the last seven... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #16 - Joel and Thomas from SWARM

    September 13th, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #16: 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 CoinMarketCap.com in addition to TOPFOLDER tokens, please click below [![](https://xcpasset... Read More
  • 18 Comments
    61,821 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #246 Smart Contracts with Nick Szabo

    September 12th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam), [**Stephanie**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/stephanie) and [**Andreas**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) spend an hour with crypto-scholar of note [Nick Szabo](https://twitter.com/NickSzabo4) in a wide ranging discussion covering Smart Contracts, Bitcoin and Blockchains. You can find more of Nicks perspective at his [homepage](http://szabo.best.vwh.net/) or [blog](http://unenumerated.b... Read More
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    Categories: The Africoin Report

    The Africoin Report #4: Introducing Mr. Carl to Bitcoin

    September 11th, 2015 by cherotech
    Carl Humper, Jr. (Mr. Carl) is the CEO of [Sierra Leone Music Television](http://slmtvbeatz.com/radio/?page_id=318) (SLMTV). He is the first guy I met in my community to discuss bitcoin and my project, SLBNet. Read More
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    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #25 - Mining At Scale with Marco Streng

    September 10th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 25 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. If I were to meet Marco Streng on the street, I’d never guess he hands-on controls perhaps the largest amount of hashing power in the world. Marco is the CEO and cofounder of Genesis mining, a company that mines for profit, and also offers cloud mining. I met Marco back at the State Of Digital Money conference in Los Angeles earlier this year, as he was one of the speakers. I've always been skeptical about cloud minin... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #16 René van de Polder, Proponent of the Exponent

    September 9th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### René van de Polder is very involved in a number of projects in the crypto space, most especially the SAFE Network. He shares his thoughts and experiences as a participant in various projects and his experiences as a forum moderator. He also has some great insights as to the expansion of technical progress and the SAFE Network in particular. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week... Read More
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    49,300 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #245 Omni (mostly) Uncut!

    September 8th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [**Adam**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) speaks with Patrick Dugan of the Omni Project (formerly known as Mastercoin) about this wide ranging project, their bounties and upcoming relaunch. --- ##Links * [Omni Wallet](http://omniwallet.org) * [Omni Main Page](http://omnilayer.com) * [Omni Foundation](http://omni.foundation) * [Omni's Recommended Market](poloniex.com/exchange#btc_msc) * [Omni Testing Page](http://www.omnilayer.org/#!testin... Read More