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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB95 – Adam Back: Why Bitcoin Needs A Measured Approach To Scaling

    September 7th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    As the debate about forks, the blocksize and decision making in Bitcoin continues, we are joined by Adam Back. Adam is best known for his invention hash-cash which became one of the fundamental building blocks of Bitcoin. He is also the inventor of the sidechains concept and founder and president of Blockstream, the single biggest employer of Bitcoin core developers. With Adam we talked about the different blocksize proposals and how a decentralized cryptocurrency should be governed in ge... Read More
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    Categories: The New Renaissance

    Does UBER Know It's the NAPSTER of the Decentralized Sharing Economy?

    September 7th, 2015 by adam

    In March of 2014, David Johnston, an influential early adopter and angel investor in the cryptocurrency space coined what he called “Johnston's Law”.

    “Anything that can be decentralized, will be decentralized.”

    It's a bold statement

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    The New Renaissance #4 - Continuity and a Call For Collaborators

    September 6th, 2015 by adam
    #On Todays Show * Adam & Arthur talk about Continuity, Automation, Nam-shubs and how You can help make TNR a better show ##[**Arthur S. Falls**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/legendface66) and [**Adam B. Levine**](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) are pleased to present the fourth episode in their new, twice monthly (mostly) show exploring the intersection of **disruption**, **open source** and **the individual** which they call *[The New Renaissance](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/the-new-renaissance)*. --- Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #15 - The SWARM Article

    September 6th, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #14: 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: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #244 - Investing in the Blockchain

    September 5th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * We listen in to the [Investing in the Blockchain Panel](http://www.keynote2015.com/session/investing-in-the-blockchain/) at the recent [Keynote 2015 Conference](http://www.keynote2015.com/) * EVAN HANSEN (Moderator) * BILL TAI * STEVE WATERHOUSE * BROCK PIERCE * RAFE FURST * MARC VAN DER CHIJS --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow) or the [**Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed**](http://feeds.feedb... Read More
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    Categories: The Africoin Report

    The Africoin Report #3: Flooding in Freetown

    September 4th, 2015 by cherotech
    I live in a community called Old Wharf under the Wellington section, the eastern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. My family and I have lived in this community for a good six years since we migrated from Kenema, the Eastern Province, in 2009. Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #15 Getting Technical, with Ben Bollen

    September 3rd, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Things are rocking at MaidSafe in Troon, and around the world, with the initial SAFE Network software installers just released. We talk with MaidSafe core developer Ben Bollen about the release and what it means (and what it doesn't mean), then go on to get technical about some very important improvements in the network architecture that are enabling incredible innovation as the project moves forward. The ants advance! ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic wo... Read More
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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #72 Will Pangman of AirBitz

    September 3rd, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this edition of SovereignBTC Podcast, John Bush interviews Will Pangman of Airbitz on the value of decentralization, the bitcoin grassroots, and why AirBitz is such a kick-ass wallet. ####SOVEREIGNBTC PODCAST SPONSORS [The Individual is Rising](http://theindividualisrising.com/) - Joe Withrow's cutting edge book about the primacy of the individual over the state and other centralized institutions. The book examines monetary history, presents current economic analysis focusing on the ... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #243 - 'I Can't Bank with Bitcoin'

    September 1st, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * We listen in to a fireside chat at the recent [Keynote 2015 Conference](http://www.keynote2015.com/) with the three founders of Fintech startup [Token](https://twitter.com/token_io) as they explain how they came to cryptocurrency, its strengths, weaknesses and the product they created to fill the gap. --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow) or the [**Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed**](http://feeds.feed... Read More
  • 37 Comments
    50,178 views
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB94 – Gavin Andresen: On The Blocksize And Bitcoin's Governance

    August 31st, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    As the debate about the blocksize continues to roar through the Bitcoin community, Gavin Andresen joins us to take a step back and ask the big questions: How should these decisions be made in the first place? What does the governance of Bitcoin look like now and what do we want it to look like in the future? In a challenging time for Bitcoin, it's a critical discussion to have with the Chief Scientist of the Bitcoin Foundation and successor of Satoshi. We cover everything from the current... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #14 - New Symbiont Development

    August 30th, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #14: 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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    53,679 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #242 - Ride The Lightning Network

    August 29th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with **Rusty Russell** of Blockstream about his work on the Lightning Network. They talk what it is, what it does, how it does it, why it matters and when it'll be something you're actually using. Read More
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    The Tatiana Show w/ guests from Spells of Genesis

    August 27th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    This week on The Tatiana Show, Tatiana Moroz will be joined by Erik Voorhees and Shaban Shaame to chat about Spells of Genesis! It's a brand new fantasy game that will use the blockchain and cryptocurrency as core elements of the in-game economy. Look for limited edition SoG special cards from Shapeshift - The Wanderer Watch this interview on YouTube.     Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #24 - Exploring Purse with Andrew Lee

    August 27th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 24 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. Earlier this month I got to speak with Andrew Lee from Purse, a company that allows people to use Bitcoin to buy stuff on Amazon, and at pretty large discounts. My own first thought about Purse was that it was some strange company trying to shoehorn its way between Bitcoiners and Amazon. But after talking to Andrew, I now see Purse as a company that is helping to spread the use and adoption of Bitcoin throughout the world. ... Read More
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    Categories: Guest Blog, Conferences

    The Road to Blockstack Summit

    August 27th, 2015 by john
    Earlier this summer, a group of developers from several blockchain projects started a forum to discuss the development of a standardized software stack for the development of decentralized applications. Just like the LAMP stack helped democratize webapp development, this new “Blockstack” would democratize decentralized application development. The initial group of about half a dozen Blockstack developers has quickly grown into a community of almost 200 decentralized application ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #14 Max Hernandez, A Frontier on Every Doorstep

    August 26th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Your host and Max Hernandez, author of *Thieves Emporium,* take time to explore the new frontier, the electronic frontier, where people have new choices. We cover aspect of this gripping and educational tale, and then turn to utilize Max's knowledge and experience to examine the potential effects of the SAFE Network and similar technologies on the shape and form of civilization, and the experiences of individuals faced with different choices and new possibilities for nav... Read More
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    51,428 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #241 - The 'Big Blockist' Perspective

    August 25th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) shares [an extensive forum post by BitcoinTalk user DeathAndTaxes](https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=946236.0) from February of this year that does a good job of exploring the mind of one who sees the logic and necessity of bigger blocks for the good of Bitcoin. ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheDailyBitcoinShow) or the [**Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed**](http://... Read More
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    50,203 views
    Categories: Guest Blog

    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.](http://wallstreettechnologist.com/2015/08/23/articles-of-bitcoin-constitution-a-genesis-block-of-governance/)]* 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
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    51,368 views
    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
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    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 CoinMarketCap.com in addition to TOPFOLDER tokens, please click below [![](https://xcpasset... Read More