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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

    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
    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
    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

    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
    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
    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
    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

    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
    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
    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

    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

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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

    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