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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #218 Wallets Talking to Wallets

    June 2nd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin]( interviews **Chris Pacia**, the main guy behind [The Subspace Protocol](, a new communications layer that would allow, among other things, individual user wallets to send payment requests directly from user to user. You can find this open source protocols [Github Repository here]( --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn ... Read More
    Categories: Tokenly Blog

    Using Tokens Built on Bitcoin to Fix DRM and Morph Software into Property

    June 1st, 2015 by adam

    One of the biggest pain points in software exists at the intersection of sales and the replicability of data. Digital Rights Management (DRM) hasn't been what you would call a great success. Too many others have already said it well for me to waste your time rehashing why DRM is a problem, but the outcome is relevant. DRM doesn’t work. At Tokenly, we're creating other options.

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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB81 – Nathaniel Popper: Digital Gold - The Inside Story Of Bitcoin

    June 1st, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    From the mysterious creation story, to the early development among a small group of cypherpunks, to the emergence of the Silk Road, the collapse of MtGox, to the entry of a tidal wave of VC money and the Silicon Valley elite, Bitcoin's short history has been action-packed. It's no surprise that this could make for a riveting story and NY Times journalist Nathaniel Popper's book 'Digital Gold - Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money' is precisely... Read More
    Categories: Guest Blog

    Charles Hoskinson: Thoughts on Ross

    May 30th, 2015 by charleshoskinson
    *Original post from* From time to time, I enjoy investing an afternoon considering politics and the state of affairs here in the United States. Our country is the first hyperpower forcing all other nations to consider us in whatever policy happens to be the day's grock. This reality is divorced from ethical or moral metrics and the war on drugs is no different. For whatever reason (religious, practical, dystopian, etc), po... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #217 The Bitcoin Block Size Discussion

    May 30th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](, [Andreas]( and [Adam]( speak first with Bitcoin Foundation Chief Scientist **[Gavin Andresen](** about the Bitcoin Block Size debate, where it came from, why it matters and what he thinks we should do about it. During the second half of the show, Bitcoin Developer and outspoken block size i... Read More
    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy #69: Grantcoin is Here to Empower!

    May 30th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I have the privilege of speaking with the three founders of the Grantcoin. Grantcoin is a global alternative currency distributed by a non-profit organization, The Grantcoin Foundation. Their mission is to incentivize a sustainable economy and environment. Grantcoin is sold on exchanges and given as grants to people, businesses and organizations that are making the world a better place. Friends this is a lively interview where we push technology to it’s limits by using Skype i... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #18 - Jeremy Gardner & Adam Hayes

    May 29th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 18 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. In today's show we start with a presentation by Jeremy Gardner, who co-founded the College Cryptocurrency Network and is Director of Operations at Augur. In his talk, *Creating a Sustainable Blockchain Ecosystem*, Jeremy gives his views on blockchains now and into the future. Then we turn to experienced market trader and economist Adam Hayes, who presents *What Factors Give Cryptocurrencies Their Value: An Empirical Anal... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin #216 A Look at Ledger

    May 26th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin]( interviews **Thomas France**, CEO of [Ledger Wallet](, an inexpensive bitcoin hardware wallet available now --- ###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 216 Con... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB80 – Joseph Poon & Tadge Dryja: Scalability And The Lightning Network

    May 25th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Since Gavin Andresen's proposal to increase the Bitcoin block size, how Bitcoin can scale to accommodate higher transaction volumes has been heatedly debated among developers. One of the most promising long-term options to allow near infinite scalability is the Lightning Network. Joseph Poon and Tadge Dryja, the co-authors of the whitepaper, joined us for a discussion of scalability and how the lightning network could allow massive numbers of off-chain transaction in a trustless way. Topi... Read More
    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy #68: Are Cryptocurrencies & Appcoins Doomed?

    May 24th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I speak with Daniel Krawisz, one of the founders of the Nakamoto Institute. Daniel and I discuss the merits and the pitfalls of Cryptocurrencies, Altcoins and Appcoins. What’s an appcoin? Well I guess you’ll just have to listen to the episode to find out now won't you? We also discuss Bitcoin's cypherpunk and crypto anarchism Roots. Halfway through the interview we get to hear my new single, Crypto (The Official Cryptocurrency Song) with vocals by our very own Rasta Mon J... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #215 Innovation On and Around the Blockchain

    May 23rd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin]( interviews **Melanie Shapiro**, CEO of [Case Wallet](, an advanced bitcoin hardware wallet coming soon. * [Adam B. Levine]( chats with **Gideon Greenspan**, CEO of CoinSciences and creator of the [CoinSpark]( protocol, a colored-coins style layer built on top of bitcoin that allows new and different abilities and weak... Read More
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    Uncoinventional Bitcoin Bus Tour Trouble with the Bus on the Final Leg Home

    May 22nd, 2015 by SovBTC
    This is the final update from the Uncoinventional Bitcoin Bus Road Trip! In this podcast you'll hear about the trials and tribulations that took place on the final leg of the trip. It was a rough and rocky road home but the Blush Family made it back and finally have the bus at home in Central Texas. Sorry for the delay in getting this podcast out. Listen to the podcast and learn how rough the final days of the trip were. After this podcast, we will return with another regular season of ... Read More

    The Soul of Bitcoin - The Tatiana Show

    May 20th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    [**Tatiana Moroz**]( is a [pioneer](, a [musician]( and an [entrepreneur]( Join her this week on The Tatiana Show to talk about the possible futures for the Soul of Bitcoin - does it belong to banks or people? #On todays show: John Light and Chris DeRose. In this thoughtful discussion Tatiana, John, and Chris debate the merits of regulation and way... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #214 - Refreshing Perspectives

    May 19th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show Thanks to [Rob]( from the [Bitcoin Game]( for recording content on todays show, live at the Texas Bitcoin Conference. * We listen in on the Bitcoin in Latin America Panel, featuring Chris & Danny of the [Crypto Show]( as Moderators The Panel Features: >* Helena Margarido * Guillermo Peña Pantin * Pablo Gonzalez * Jose Rodriguez --- ... Read More
    Categories: P2P Connects Us

    P2P Connects Us Episode 18 - Kyle Drake

    May 18th, 2015 by john
    On today's episode we're going to be talking about the ongoing war on p2p exchange, a Filipino safe haven for ridesharing companies, cryptocurrency and earthships, the Ethereum Olympic release, and last but certainly not least, Kyle Drake joins the show to talk about Neocities and the permanent web. Time Magazine: "Report Finds Airbnb May Contribute to San Francisco’s Housing Woes" Airbnb rentals cut deep into SF housing stock, report says SF Board of Supervisors... Read More
  • The Tatiana Show with Guest Catherine Bleish

    May 18th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz

    Hey everyone! I started doing the Tatiana Show on a couple months ago. I got the OK to take the audio and share it here on LTB. I hope you like it! This week's guest is Catherine Bleish, an unschooling mom who has travelled with her husband and kids across America, spreading the word about bitcoin and freedom. On this episode, I talk with Cat about the Bitcoin Bus and how their journeys have evolved over the past three years.

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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB79 – Rodolfo Novak: Coinkite And The Feature Factory

    May 18th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Started in May 2013, Coinkite has by now almost advanced to senior citizen status in the short-lived Bitcoin startup space. CEO Rodolfo Novak joined us for a discussion about what drove their initial interest in Bitcoin, why they initially focused on providing 'bank-like' services and how they've transitioned to powering the infrastructure of countless Bitcoin startups with their API. We also discussed multi-sig and the business strategy they pursued that allowed them to be profitable and no... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #213 Undertow

    May 16th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](, [Andreas]( and [Adam]( discuss the recent [FINCEN settlement with Ripple]( and its implications both for the protocol and the cryptocurrency space as a whole. --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**]( or the ... Read More

    The Bitcoin Game #17 - Yoshi Goto, Nicolas Courtois & Shawn Wilkinson

    May 14th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 17 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. In this episode I speak with Yoshi Goto of BitMain (maker of the AntMiner), outspoken cryptographer Nicolas Courtois, and Storj creator Shawn Wilkinson. These interviews took place at the 2015 Texas Bitcoin conference. Nicholas Courtois and Shawn Wilkinson were both speakers at this conference, while Yoshi Goto has presented at other Bitcoin events. [![alt text]( Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #212 Hypercapitalsm and the Austrian Approach

    May 12th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show Thanks to [Rob]( from the [Bitcoin Game]( for recording content on todays show, live at the Texas Bitcoin Conference. * [Austin Fatheree]( shares his idea for "Hypercapitalism" and how it's possible with available technologies rightnow. He lays out his plan to tweak our concept of capitalism, change the incentives and empower the wor... Read More