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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.

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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
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #227 Trezor and More!

    July 4th, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show * [Matthew Zipkin](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/pinheadmz) speaks with **Alena Vranova** Co-founder at [Satoshi Labs](http://satoshilabs.com/) about their Trezor Hardware Wallet as well as other innovative projects being created under the umbrella of Satoshi Labs. --- ###Additional Links * [Trezor Hardware Wallet](http://satoshilabs.com/trezor/) (Use Discount Code LetsTalkBitcoin.com to save & support LTB!) * [Documentation](http://doc.satoshilabs.com/) ... Read More
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    Categories: General

    Leading Equity: Collective Intelligence in the Age of Collaboration

    July 3rd, 2015 by cryptowanderer
    Leadership in the Age of Distributed Collaborative Organisations (DCOs). Your idea needs to be tangible, credible, inclusive, and epic. Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game # 20 - Transforming to Digital Currency

    July 2nd, 2015 by Rob
    Hello, welcome to episode 20 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. On April 18th, 2015, Los Angeles Bitcoiners were treated to our city’s first Bitcoin conference, called The State Of Digital Money 2015 (or SODM15). I recorded a lot of great content at this conference, and in today’s episode, I bring you the first of these recordings. **** [![SODM15 - Steve Beauregard](https://farm1.staticflickr.com/289/19148200810_99b88f6d26_c.jpg)](http://www.cureativ.com/sodm/#digitalmoney) ... Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #6 OFFICIAL UPDATE from MaidSafe

    July 1st, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We're excited to share an interview and update from Nick Lambert, Chief Operating Officer of MaidSafe. A whole lot has been happening at MaidSafe in the last few months, and it's the kind of news a lot of people have been waiting to hear. This is the first "official update" from the MaidSafe team in a long while. Read the full text of the official update at [The Ants Are Coming!](http://blog.maidsafe.net/) ####News#### The SAFE Crossroads is now live on Twitter at @S... Read More
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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #69 Derrick Broze on Agorism, Technology, and Bitcoin

    June 30th, 2015 by SovBTC
    This episode of the SovereignBTC podcast starts out with John Bush giving his take on the current Greece crisis and why it's important to prepare for a potential collapse. John Bush then interviews Derrick Broze, author and activist, about agorism (revolutionary market anarchism), the state and technology, and how bitcoin enables Derrick to live a more free life. Check out Derrick's work here: [The Conscious Resistance](http://bit.ly/1Caweza) [Derrick's Contently](http://bit.ly/1Jxv... Read More
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    5,698 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #226 The Unicorn is Exempt

    June 30th, 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) discuss the recently released [New York Bitlicense](https://coincenter.org/2015/06/our-thoughts-on-the-bitlicense-california-is-winning/) as well as some [better definitions from CoinCenter](http://coincenter.org/2015/04/state-digital-currency-principles-and-framework/) that they might have been a... Read More
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    4,807 views
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB85 – Adam Draper: Accelerating 100 Bitcoin Startups With Boost VC

    June 29th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Revolutionary progress doesn't happen without lots of work and in the case of Bitcoin that requires many different startups building technology. Few have contributed to this as much as Silicon Valley based startup accelerator Boost VC, which has been focusing on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency startups since 2013. Focusing exclusively on Bitcoin for an extended time, they've invested in companies such as Blockcypher, Coinprism, Coinjar, Mirror, Snapcard, Zapchain and many others. Boost VC Foun... Read More
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    Categories: Tokenly Blog

    What Tokens Do & Don't Do (And Why You'd Want One!)

    June 29th, 2015 by adam
    ##Thinking with Tokens I’ve been fascinated with the concept of tokens for some time now. **Tokens are easy to create application specific cryptocurrencies that borrow the infrastructure of a larger blockchain like Bitcoin**, and give many of the same broad, powerful and inexpensive features to purposes that might not warrant its own blockchain, miners, etc. In order to send a token, you not only need that token but a very small amount of bitcoins. You can think of the bitcoins as a... Read More
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    XCP Weekly Update #5 with Robert Ross

    June 28th, 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/2015/06/28/counterparty-update-621-627/) or read the notes below. Thank you to Daniel... Read More
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    5,099 views
    Categories: General

    New Bitcoin Documentary: 'Ulterior States'

    June 28th, 2015 by TomerKantor
    Producer Tomer "IamSatoshi" Kantor released his new Bitcoin documentary, *Ulterior States,* on June 27. He writes [on his website](http://www.iamsatoshi.com/): >Ulterior States, an IamSatoshi production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with with some thought leaders within the Bitcoin ecosystem. Read More
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    Categories: Satire

    The Pseudonymous Life #3 — 'Show Me Your Wallet'

    June 28th, 2015 by Disengage
    ![webcomic](http://activelydisengaged.com/tpl/images/comics/TPL003.jpg "The Pseudonymous Life #2") Previous Comics: [The Pseudonymous Life #0](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-pseudonymous-life-0) [The Pseudonymous Life #1](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-pseudonymous-life-1) [The Pseudonymous Life #2](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-pseudonymous-life-2) Read More
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    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #225 The New Renaissance

    June 27th, 2015 by adam
    #On Todays Show ##[Arthur S. Falls](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/legendface66) joins forces with [Adam B. Levine](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) in a new, twice monthly show exploring the intersection of **disruption**, **open source** and **the individual** they call **[The New Renaissance](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/the-new-renaissance)**. **Note: If you were one of the first 600 people to listen to this episode, you heard a version missing about 20 m... Read More
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    The Tatiana Show with Chris Ellis of ProTip

    June 25th, 2015 by TatianaMoroz
    Chris Ellis of [ProTip](http://protip.me) talks with [Tatiana Moroz](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/tatianamoroz) about his [open-source project](https://github.com/Leo-ajc/ProTip) that allows people to track their own internet habits and send bitcoin tips to the content creators they enjoy the most. They begin the conversation with a quick Bitcoin 101 session, allowing newcomers to discover the political and social implications of putting the power of Bitcoin into the hands of the people. Follow Chris Ellis and the ProTip project on Twitter: @protiphq Read More
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    4,417 views
    Categories: General, Guest Blog

    Brooklyn Graffiti Artist 'Gadse' and the Spread of Bitcoin

    June 25th, 2015 by kristovatlas
    *This article originally appeared on the blog of [Kristov Atlas](http://www.kristovatlas.com/brooklyn-graffiti-artist-gadse-and-bitcoin/).* If you’ve spent any time in Brooklyn, you’re probably familiar with the works of Gadse. A typical intersection in the Bushwick neighborhood displays his anti-totalitarian art. Read More
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    SAFE Crossroads Podcast #5 Tim Coomber on the New Renaissance

    June 24th, 2015 by fergish
    ####In this Episode#### We are delighted to present a recap of important aspects of the SAFE Network ecosystem and why they are important, followed by a great interview with Tim Coomber of Scotland, one of the hosts of the LIFE IS PEOPLE videocast on Google Hangouts/Youtube. We explore the subject of how the SAFE Network--through the application N99 (Network 99)--will allow content creators to be compensated by the network itself, whether consumers pay for their content or not! This is a game c... Read More
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    5,147 views
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #224 - Rating Wallets with the Open Bitcoin Privacy Project

    June 23rd, 2015 by adam
    ##On Todays Show [Stephanie](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/), [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) and [Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas) talk to [Justus Ranvier](http://bitcoinism.liberty.me/), one of the founders of the [Open Bitcoin Privacy Project](http://openbitcoinprivacyproject.org) about [their first report](http://www.openbitcoinprivacyproject.org/2015/05/spring-2015-wallet-privacy-rating-report/), what it means and how you can get ... Read More