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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB88 – Sian Jones: Bitlicense And The Regulatory Straitjacket

    July 20th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    In this episode, we revisited the perennial topic of digital currency regulation with Siân Jones, our regulatory correspondent and founder of the regulation-focused virtual currency consultancy COINSULT. With the final version of the BitLicense, what may turn out to be the most influential document for digital currency regulation, is now out. Besides diving into many different aspects of the onerous BitLicense, we talked about California's coming rules, how Bitcoin startups will be affected... Read More
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    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    Peer to Peer Since the Beginning [Updated With Video]

    July 20th, 2015 by rockbarcellos
    Hello there! My name is [Rock Barcellos](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/rockbarcellos). (It's my name, for real.) I'm an illustrator from Brazil and I have been participating here at Let's Talk Bitcoin! for a while, offering my services as an illustrator off and on. This post came from an idea I had, and I wanted to give it a shot and share it with everyone. Basically, in this piece, I wanted to think about the role and importance of the peer-to-peer concept throughout history, putt... Read More
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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    EP #72: Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It!

    July 19th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I interview film producer Torsten Hoffman about the release of his new Bitcoin Documentary, *Bitcoin: The End Of Money As We Know It* which recently picked up two awards at the Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. In the words of Calvin Tran, this important documentary is: "Dynamic and filled to the brim with hard-hitting history. There’s electricity in the pace, a kineticism in the narration, a fervor in the subject matter and the high-stakes world of finance. It is a rapid film that ca... Read More
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    Categories: General

    Less Liberty, More Freedom

    July 19th, 2015 by cryptowanderer
    This post grows out of the comments and responses to [Let’s Talk Bitcoin #231 on Diversity and Consensus](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-231-diversity-and-consensus). Check it out first, if only to hear two of the smoothest voices you’ll hear anywhere online. Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #8 - The first Counterparty Mobile App

    July 19th, 2015 by pooktwo
    This weeks episode is sponsored by [Tokenly](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/tokenly) – an open source company building tools to make tokens more useful and usable to everyone #Weekly Update #6: 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
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #231 Diversity and Consensus

    July 18th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) and [Stephanie](http://smvoice.info) discuss the ongoing Block Size Debate and what it means for bitcoins future. --- ###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. Check out the [CONTRABAND coffee Swapbot](http://swapbot.tokenly.com/public/vale... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #21 - Bitcoin Option Trading

    July 17th, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 21 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. This podcast is my opportunity to learn from all types of people involved in cryptocurrency. For today’s episode I spoke to Marco Cuesta of Alt-Options. This company is aiming to bring a high-end option trading platform to Bitcoin. Alt-Options earned 2nd place at the startup pitch competition at Inside Bitcoins in Chicago shortly after this interview took place, and the company is planning to go live with Bitcoin option t... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #8 Perspectives on Africa, Nhial Majok

    July 15th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Nhial Majok, a Project SAFE member who is a system administrator for backup and storage with IBM Australia. He reached out recently to share some insights on the impact of Bitcoin and the SAFE Network on his home continent of Africa. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and submit it to your LetsTalkBitcoin.com account to claim a share of this week's listener award distribution of LTBcoin. Listeners now have a ful... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #230 The Regulatory Burden

    July 14th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) and [Jerry Brito](https://twitter.com/jerrybrito), Executive Director of non-profit research and advocacy group [Coin Center](http://coincenter.org/). They discuss what "good" regulation could look like, the highs and lows in California/New Yorks respective efforts and more. If you want more of Coin Centers perspective [don't miss their blog](https://coincenter.org/category/blog/?future=false) --- ###Subscribe... Read More
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    The Tatiana Show with guest Jeffrey Tucker

    July 13th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz

    On this episode of The Tatiana Show: Guest Jeffrey Tucker of Liberty.me shares his thoughts on the philosophy of Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement. He and Tatiana also discuss the American justice system and the injustices of the Prison Industrial Complex. Drawing on his own experience, Tucker makes the point that while Americans pay lip service to human rights and compassion, but this generosity doesn't extend to those who are incarcerated. 

    Jeffrey Tucker is the Chief Liberty Officer...

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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB87 – John McDonnell: How Bitcoin Will Win Online Payments

    July 13th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Solving the pain points of online payments was the applications that garnered the most attention in Bitcoin's early days. In recent times, as consumer adoption of Bitcoin payments has been underwhelming much of that attention has shifted elsewhere. Nevertheless, companies keep working hard on making the vision of a universal, global payment system a reality. Among those companies, one stands out as the top contender to compete with existing payment systems: Bitnet. Funded with a heavy wa... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #7 - WOODSHARES and Wallet Genie

    July 13th, 2015 by pooktwo
    This weeks episode is sponsored by [Tokenly](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/tokenly) – an open source company building tools to make tokens more useful and usable to everyone #Weekly Update #6: 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
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    4,876 views
    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #70 Bitcoin Merchants Share their Stories

    July 11th, 2015 by SovBTC
    This episode of SovereignBTC, the first edition taped LIVE in front of a studio audience as part of the Brave New Variety Show, features a panel discussion with Harlan Dietrich of Brave New Books, Michael Cargill of Central Texas Gun Works, and Danny Sessoms of Hill Country Home Improvements. All three entrepreneurs were the first in their industry to start accepting bitcoin. The small business owners share their stories and advice on bitcoin merchant adoption. [Brave New Books](http://br... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #229 Experimenting with Streamium and Decentraland

    July 11th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/stephanie), [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) and [Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) speak with Manuel and Esteban - Two of the founders at [Streamium](http://streamium.io), an innovative first use of payment channels to enable pay-per-second streaming p2p video and [Decentraland](http://decentraland.org), a first step towards blockchains designed to guard the sanctity of virtual ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #7 A Different Perspective

    July 8th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### In March of this year, an unexpected type of post appeared on the SAFE Network community [forum](https://forum.safenetwork.io/t/a-different-perspective/3232). It was from a teacher with a very unique take on what is being undertaken in Project SAFE, and the effect it was having on a lot of students. This is a very refreshing look to the future, and a shining example of a teacher who knows how to make a difference. ####Magic Word#### Listen for the magic word, and sub... Read More
  • 9 Comments
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #228 - Sidechains with Adam Back and Andreas Antonopoulos

    July 7th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) sits down once again with Father-of-Hashcash Adam Back, this time to deep dive into [Sidechain Elements](https://github.com/ElementsProject/elementsproject.github.io), what it is, how it works and what it means. --- ###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... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB86 – William Mougayar: The Business Of Decentralization

    July 6th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Peter Thiel argued in his book 'Zero to One' that the way to build a great and highly profitable company is to build a monopoly. But with decentralized technologies, there is a real question whether these monopolies can be built or whether the monopolies will end up being publicly owned goods (like Bitcoin) that can't be monetized directly. William Mougayar, who is an experienced tech executive and angel investor, has been writing extensively about these issues and was one of the investo... Read More
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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy #71 The Bitcoin Trader - Venzen speaks!

    July 5th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I travel to the remote coastal village of Krabi in Thailand to speak with Bitcoin Trader Venzen Khaosan. Venzen is a market analyst and trader with over 6 years of experience in stocks, forex and commodities trading. After completing school, he studied anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and became interested in the pre-14th century Indian Ocean trade routes that connected Southern African Gold supply with South East Asian porcelain and bead industries. This... Read More
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    The Tatiana Show with guest Alex Heid: The World of Hackers

    July 5th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz

    On The Tatiana Show, host Tatiana Moroz has in in-depth conversation about the fascinating world of hackers with expert guest, Alex Heid.

    They cover topics like white hat vs black hat hackers, the role of the hackathon in developing secure and robust systems, and the vulnerabilities of the Tor network and the so-called Dark Web. Alex also discusses the role of the state in "policing" the internet and the implications of the prosecution of Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht.

    Want to find out how to...

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    XCP Weekly Update #6 - TOPCOIN and Tokenly

    July 5th, 2015 by pooktwo
    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 [XCPassets.org news blog](https://xcpassets.org/2015/07/05/counterparty-update-628-74/) or read the notes below. I am happy to announ... Read More