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    Categories: General

    Charles Hoskinson: A Brief Introduction to Smart Contracts

    October 20th, 2015 by charleshoskinson
    Charles Hoskinson provides a succinct overview of smart contracts from the perspective of a Bitcoin transaction. He categorizes them into two broad groups: deterministic and non-deterministic, and then provides some canonical examples to further explain the concepts. He concludes with some additional resources for learning more about the topic and writing your own smart contracts using Solidity. ####Resources * http://nakamotoinstitute.org/formalizing-securing-relationships/ * https:/... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB101 - Ryan Shea & Muneeb Ali: Bringing Decentralization to Identity with Blockchain ID and Onename

    October 19th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    A brilliant fact about crypto-economic blockchains is that they enable the construction of naming systems that transcend limits imposed by Zooko's triangle. Traditional naming systems such as human names, Domain Name System (DNS) and Facebook profile names are subject to Zooko's triangle and cannot be secure, human memorable and decentralised at once. For instance human names such as Meher Roy are human-memorable and decentralised but not secure (nothing prevents hundreds of people being cal... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: The Creators of E-Coin — Dimitry, Georgy, and Tim

    October 19th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    We talk with the creators of E-Coin.io, a new Bitcoin-funded debit card available in 140 countries that works with multiple currencies. Dimitry Lazarichev, Georgy Sokolov, and Tim Frost discuss E-Coin features not available with some of the other cards, such as multisig wallets, insurance by BitGo, no limits on funds, plastic and virtual cards, as well as a mobile app. Read More

    XCP Update 10/18 - Scott Fargo Joins the Chit Chat

    October 18th, 2015 by pooktwo
    ####**Warning: Immature Language** **This show is not intended for investment advice.** ##Counterparty News * Counterparty released a new [development update](http://counterparty.io/news/counterparty-community-update-oct-17/) this week. ##Project News * Spells of Genesis continues to release cards each and every week. Make sure that you follow their [Tumblr](http://spellsofgenesis.tumblr.com/) and [twitter account](https://twitter.com/SpellsofGenesis) to make sure you catch the c... Read More
    Categories: Opinion

    MMM Global Republic of Bitcoin: Crypto's Next Scandal?

    October 17th, 2015 by William
    Recently I came across a scam of alarming proportions. It is called “MMM Global Republic of Bitcoin.” Those who follow Ponzi schemes will immediately recognize the name MMM. In the 1990s, Russian fraudster Sergey Mavrodi ran one of Russia’s largest Ponzi schemes with the same name. Savvy marketing and promises of 1000%+ returns suckered tens of thousands of people into investing their savings in Mavrodi’s scheme. By 1994, when MMM’s offices were closed due to tax evasion, Mavrodi owed his investors beween 100 billion and 3 trillion rubles (between tens of millions and billions of dollars). Mavrodi spent a few years in jail, but by 2011, he was responsible for at least two other pyramid schemes. Now Mavrodi is back in business, bigger and badder than ever. This time he is using Bitcoin. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #256 Keep it Simple, Stupid!

    October 17th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Today's Show We're zooming in on two projects that are keeping things simple with the idea that once you've solved the basic problems you can do all of the fun stuff. As technology enthusiasts we love the fun stuff, but even more we love projects actually getting to the people who can prove their value (or not!). * Adam speaks with the founder of [Joystream.co](https://joystream.co), a Bittorrent Client with a built-in bitcoin wallet that uses Payment Channels to let Downloaders pay Uploaders using market-based pricing. * Matthew digs into the [Bitmarkets](https://voluntary.net) project with founder Steve for an in-depth look at the choices they've made and why they make sense. This is a great interview. I'm very interested in this project and its ethos after hearing this interview. Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Hayek Gold, Anarchapulco, Anthem Blanchard, and Nathan Freeman

    October 17th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    During our trip to NYC for [Liberty Fest](http://lfnyc.com/), we were able to squeeze out a few podcasts. In this episode, we talk with Anthem Blanchard about his purchase of the company Amagi Metals, now known as Anthem Vault. Anthem has also created a gold-backed crypto on Counterparty called Hayek Gold. Our second guest is Nathan Freeman, who has taken the reins of organizing the Anarchapulco 2016 conference in February in Acapulco, Mexico. Read More
    Categories: The Ether Review

    The Ether Review #1: Joseph Lubin

    October 17th, 2015 by Legendface66
    Arthur speaks with [Joseph Lubin](https://twitter.com/ethereumjoseph), one of the founders of the [Ethereum](https://www.ethereum.org/) project and also [Consensys](https://consensys.net/), a constellation of Ethereum focused companies. This is the first episode of a weekly show featuring interviews with the people building the Ethereum ecosystem. **[Note: This episode does not contain a magic word.]** Production: Arthur Falls Content: Joseph Lubin, Arthur Falls Additional assist... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Bitcoin Wallet Smackdown

    October 16th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    On our trip to NYC for [Liberty Fest](http://lfnyc.com/), which took place on October 10 and 11, [Tone Vays](https://twitter.com/Tone_LLT) of Brave New Coin opened his home to our mobile studio for a pretty fun episode with Paul Puey of AirBitz, Dimitry Murashchik of Mycelium, and himself. Contrary to the silly title, Paul and Dimitry do not compete in this episode, but they do compare the different features of each wallet. We also get into a whole range of other topics, such as sports bettin... Read More
    Categories: New Shows

    Disruptek.info: Bitshares 2.0 Release Overview and Interview with Christoph Hering

    October 15th, 2015 by JuanS.Galt
    In this first episode of Disruptek.info, I cover Bitshares 2.0, which was released on October 13. I interview Christoph Hering, business developer at Bitshares, and member of the Munich Bitshares community. Read More
    Categories: The Startup

    The StartUp #4: Pay Per View with Bitcoin

    October 15th, 2015 by pairmike
    Doug Scribner of WatchMyBit.com talks about his new service and how he offers an alternative to advertising-sponsored video sites. Content providers can earn more for their videos and get paid instantly by receiving bitcoin. Read More

    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #20 SAFE School, Class III, Deep and Wide

    October 14th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### In Class III of the SAFE Network School we break down some of the underlying computer technology needed to get a better grip on why the SAFE Network can do what it is designed to do. We take a closer look at the Vault structure and get an understanding of what a distributed hash table is about, and much more. Find out what David Irvine has to say about how to go about understanding the technology of the SAFE Network, from his years of experience telling others about it... Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Adam B. Levine, Ray Youssef, and Will Pangman

    October 14th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    Will Pangman of AirBitz sits in as cohost as we talk with Adam B. Levine of the LTB Network and Ray Youssef of Paxful. With Adam, we get into the block size debate, the new roll out of the LTB Network, and more. Ray fills us in on Paxful and the Backpage effect. Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #255 Controlling Bitcoins in Time

    October 13th, 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) sit down for an hour of discussion on the recent government supported launch of Monetas in Tunisian Post Offices. * They talk about how Bitpay continues to knock down the reasons why you wouldn't use bitcoin in a brick-and-mortar retail situation * Andreas explains the new dimension of programmability coming to the Bitcoin Blockchain with [BIP65 (OP_CHECKLOCKTIMEVERIFY)](https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0065.mediawiki) and [BIP112 (CHECKSEQUENCEVERIFY)](https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0112.mediawiki) Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB100 - Juan Benet: Decentralizing the Web With the Inter-Planetary File System (IPFS)

    October 12th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    We've made it to episode 100! Our guest for our celebratory episode is Juan Benet, inventor of the Inter-Planetary File System and founder of Protocol Labs. IPFS is a distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files. The possibilities for IPFS could range from distributed cloud hosting to websites without central servers to even replacing HTTP. It's a project as audacious as any we've had on the podcast. Read More

    XCP Update 10/11/15: Charles Hoskinson Talks Blockchain

    October 11th, 2015 by pooktwo
    #Weekly Update #19 Robert Ross is a [Counterparty Foundation](http://counterpartyfoundation.org/) Community Director and the Director of [FoldingCoin](http://foldingcoin.net/) Inc. Each week Robert and various guests will bring you the news of what has been going on in the Counterparty communities and also touch base on the other Bitcoin 2.0 communities. I am happy to announce the ability for paid sponsorships. I accept any Counterparty Token that is on CoinMarketCap.com in addition to TOP... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #254 State of the Art

    October 10th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Today's Show We're at the recent "Scaling Bitcoin" conference for another one. This time we'll catch up on the day 2 roundtables covering Payment Channels, Collaboration, The challenges of China, Non-Currency Applications and more. ###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.com... Read More
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #27 - John Barrett of Bitcoins and Gravy

    October 9th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 27 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. I’ve been a podcast listener for many years now, so when I got interested in Bitcoin, listening to Bitcoin podcasts was a natural. I think Adam B. Levine launched *The Daily Bitcoin* the same day I first searched for Bitcoin podcasts. And I've been hooked on Bitcoin podcasts ever since. *Bitcoins and Gravy* has always been a hugely influential show for me. In a sea of podcasts with poor audio quality and barely exist... Read More
    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #74 John McAfee on Privacy, Politics, and His Presidential Campaign

    October 9th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, John Bush and Danny Sessoms of the The Crypto Show interview John McAfee, founder of the McAfee antivirus software suite, about privacy, politics, and his presidential campaign, for which he is accepting bitcoin donations. Listen through til the end to hear an amazing story of how McAfee escaped the crutches of the corrupt Belize government and nearly avoided a potential life in prison. Read More
    Categories: The Crypto Show

    The Crypto Show: Bitcoin Bounty Hunter, Dollar Vigilante, and Factoid Man

    October 8th, 2015 by TheCryptoShow
    We team up to tackle censorship, data layers, the Shemitah, and a range of topics with Jeff Berwick, Roger Ver, and Paul Snow. With Jeff, we get into the Shemitah, the Oregon shooter, and Anarchapulco 2016 (scheduled for February 16 to 21). Roger discusses the launch of the new Bitcoin.com forums, an alternative to r/bitcoin censorship. He fills us in on how you can win $1000 or 4 BTC for the most popular post on the forum. Also, anyone can submit a story to Bitcoin.com. If they use th... Read More