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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #4 Ben Bollen Talks Dessert, and Rust on Bare Metal

    June 17th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We are delighted to present an interview with MaidSafe Core Developer, Benjamin Bollen, starting with topics of basic computer and networking technology (to undercut the latter part of the interview for as many people as possible) and working our way to why the MaidSafe team decided shift the project to a brand new programming language so late in the game. There are lots of exciting ramifications of this. Why the title? You’ll just have to listen. You will not be d... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #222 - Understanding Augur

    June 16th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with with Joey Krug (lead core dev) and Tony Sakich (marketing) about the upcoming decentralized prediction market Augur. Some of the topics covered are why they've chosen a fork of Ethereum as their vehicle, why decentralized prediction markets can be more than gambling and their concept of Reputation as a token that powers it all. --- ###Additional Links #####Links: * [How Augur Works V... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB83 – David Andolfatto: Fedcoin And The Implications Of Cryptocurrencies Issued By Central Banks

    June 15th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Many people think of Bitcoin as the ultimate contender against the power of central banks, most importantly the Federal Reserve System. But that is certainly not the only way that cryptocurrencies and the blockchain can be used and one particularly interesting idea is that central banks could issue their own cryptocurrencies. To discuss how this could be done and what the consequences could be we were joined by David Andolfatto, a Vice President of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of ... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #3 with Robert Ross

    June 14th, 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](https://xcpassets.org/2015/06/14/counterparty-update-67-613/) news blog. Thank you to Chris DeRose, a Community Direc... Read More
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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #67 F*** REGULATION!

    June 13th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this edition of the SoveriegnBTC Podcast, which marks the beginning of Season 6, John Bush shares the speech he delivered at the Texas Bitcoin Conference on Bitcoin, Anarchism, and Radical Social Organization. John's talk followed a regulation panel where regulators and pro-interventionists took to the stage to provide their arguments for why Bitcoin needs regulation. Not holding anything back, John explains to the crowd why he is an anarchist, why regulation would only serve to harm bitcoi... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #221 Names and Places

    June 13th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) interviews Justin Newton of Netki, a service providing platform agnostic Wallet Names to solve the "Bitcoin Address" sharing problem. * Then, Adam speaks with Shay Zluf - One of the minds driving La'Zooz, a distributed ridesharing application looking to bring Hitchiking back as a reliable service to better use some of those 3.9 seats left empty in the average vehicle on the road. La'Zooz currently has a Token Sale act... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #19 - The Mega Interview Episode

    June 12th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to *The Bitcoin Game* 19, the Mega Interview Episode! I’m Rob Mitchell, and in today’s episode you’ll hear 17, yes 17, never-before heard interviews from the Texas Bitcoin conference. In order of appearance: 1. Nick Spanos – New York Bitcoin Center 2. Elisabeth Grothe-Møller – CommonCollection 3. Troy Fearnow – CryptoArt 4. Kimberly Morgan – Texas Coinitiative 5. Robert P. Murphy, Ph.D. – Economic Consultant 6. Catherine Bleish – The Bit Mom 7. Andy... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads #2 Daniel DaBek and the Future of Commerce

    June 10th, 2015 by fergish
    ##In This Episode## We’re very happy to present an interview with Daniel DaBek, the Co-founder and CEO of Infinity Algorithms, the first company created specifically to exploit the SAFE Network commercially. We talk about Daniel’s remarkable background and fully break down (simply) the first project of Infinity Algorithms, SafeX, the technology which will allow truly decentralized commerce with the launch of the SAFE Network. This is exciting stuff, folks. Don’t miss it! If you ge... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #220 The Blockchain Is Everything

    June 9th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) talks about his concept of "Idealists and Entrepeneurs" and presents two selections from the recent [Exponential Finance Conference](http://exponential.singularityu.org/finance/) * CNBC's Bob Pisani shares his enthusiasm for the Blockchain * Blythe Masters, formerly of JP MorganChase shares her perspective on the Blockchain and its potential. --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn All Podcasts feed**](http://feeds.feedbu... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB82 – Mike Hearn - Blocksize Debate at the Breaking Point

    June 8th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Whether the block size should be increased to 20MB has created more controversy than any other question in Bitcoin's recent history. For some, it is an urgent and necessary step in Bitcoin's evolution. Their view is that leaving the block size at 1MB would be irresponsible inaction with potentially catastrophic consequences. Others see increasing the block size as unnecessary and a dangerous first step down a slippery slope towards a more centralized Bitcoin. We were joined by Mike Hearn,... Read More
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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy #70 Bitsapphire & the Moonstone Wallet!

    June 7th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On Today's show I am privileged to be speaking with Taulant Ramabaja, the CEO of Bitsapphire. Bitsapphire aims to change the face of how society works through the development of Distributed Autonomous Corporations (DAC's) and applications which utilize this revolutionary technology. We also talk about the Moonstone Wallet - a free crypto wallet that allows transfers and trades among Bitcoin, BitAssets (like bitUSD and bitGOLD), User-Issued Assets (UIA), and other tokens without the need to go th... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #2 with Robert Ross

    June 7th, 2015 by pooktwo
    Robert Ross is a Counterparty Foundation Community Director and the Director of FoldingCoin Inc. Each week Robert 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](https://xcpassets.org/2015/06/07/counterparty-update-531-66/) news blog. Thank you to ["Cyrus Youngman and the Kingfishers"](http://cyru... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #219 Understanding Payment Channels

    June 6th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/) and [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) question [Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) about Microtransactions, Payment Channels and who holds the power in these new off-blockchain solutions. --- ###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... Read More
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    The Tatiana Show: An Interview with Lyn Ulbricht

    June 5th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz

    Shortly after Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in a maximum security prison with no chance of parole, and an additional $183 million in fines, Tatiana spoke with his mother, Lyn Ulbricht.

    In this interview, Lyn reflects on the experience of Ross's trial, and discusses his involvement in the Silk Road, the implications of the result of the trial, and the reaction of the Bitcoin community to his fate.

    She and Tatiana also look ahead at ways that the community can suppo...

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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #1 What Is the SAFE Network, Anyway?

    June 3rd, 2015 by fergish
    ##In This Episode## John Ferguson, the Simpleton of Project SAFE, introduces the SAFE Network so that most anybody can get the idea of what it's about, and why it matters. Also, suggestions are given about where and how to go about finding out what else you need to know to take advantage of this revolutionary technology that offers Secure Access For Everyone (S.A.F.E.). Remember to listen for the magic word and redeem you LTB coin prize! ####Links:#### - safecrossroads.net [link](http... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #1 with Robert Ross

    June 2nd, 2015 by pooktwo
    Thanks for listening to the first episode of XCP Weekly Update! Here are the topics discussed in the episode: ###Counterparty News - Update Blog [HERE](http://counterparty.io/news/counterparty-update-may-29/) * The support ticket system has been completely moved over to the Counterpartytalk.org forums and support.counterparty.io will no longer work. You can still send private tickets as explained in the provided link. A big thanks goes out to Counterparty forum user “Something” for tak... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

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

    June 2nd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) interviews **Chris Pacia**, the main guy behind [The Subspace Protocol](https://medium.com/@chrispacia/subspace-73059a1cff71), 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](https://github.com/cpacia/Subspace) --- ###Subscribe to the [**LTBn ... Read More
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    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
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    Categories: Guest Blog

    Charles Hoskinson: Thoughts on Ross

    May 30th, 2015 by charleshoskinson
    *Original post from http://hoskinsoncharles.blogspot.ca/2015/05/thoughts-on-ross.html* 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