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    The Bitcoin Game #13 - Rivetz and Trusted Computing with Steven Sprague

    March 26th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 13 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. For today’s episode I spoke with Steven Sprague, an expert in an under-utilized technology called the Trusted Execution Environment that exists in many of our devices. Steven leveraged his extensive knowledge in this field to launch Rivetz, a company dedicated to bringing personal security to Bitcoin transactions, and more. The capabilities of this technology give me hope that there will soon be a migration past the current brok... Read More
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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #58 Connie Gallipi on Bitcoin as a Force for Good

    March 25th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, John Bush does an in-depth interview with Connie Gallipi of the [BitGive Foundation](http://bitgivefoundation.org/). Connie and John discuss BitGive's previous project and focus much of their discussion on their recent action to build a well in an impoverished African community at an all girls school. They talk about bitcoin as a tool to empower non-profits and philanthropists and how crypto-currency bypasses middle-men and gatekeepers and allows those looking t... Read More
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    Categories: P2P Connects Us

    P2P Connects Us Episode 15 - Scott Santens

    March 25th, 2015 by john
    On today's episode we're going to be talking about Uber's legal troubles in Europe and Asia, Uber and Lyft drivers facing recategorization in the U.S., the Evolution exit scam, AB-1326 update, and last, but certainly not least, Greg Slepak and Scott Santen join the show to talk about basic income. Petition to save bitcoin businesses in California [<-- click here and sign] The okTurtles Foundation - developers of DNSChain, BlockchainID, and the okTurtles browser extension Bitseed - ded... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #198 Filling the Gaps

    March 24th, 2015 by adam
    *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. ##On Todays Show * [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) speaks with Grant and Mark of [Billpayforcoins.com](http://billpayforcoins.com) * [Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam) gets an update with Anthony Di Iorio about his [many](http://kryptokit.com) [... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB71 – Lisa Cheng - Token Sales And Crowdfunding In The Cryptocurrency Space

    March 23rd, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Creating a new token and selling it to fund the development of software has become a preferred way of fundraising for cryptocurrency entrepreneurs. It’s a tempting tool, allowing startups to avoid traditional investors, build a community and allow anyone anywhere to own a stake in the project. For participants, there is the promise of big financial upside and being part of novel undertakings. Lisa Cheng, whose consulting firm Vanbex has accompanied many crowdsales, joined us for a discu... Read More
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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy EP 60: Texas Bitcoin Conference THIS weekend!

    March 22nd, 2015 by johnbarrett
    In the first half of today's show I am thrilled to be speaking with Paul Snow, the Chairman of the Texas Bitcoin conference which is coming up in less than one week, March 27th through 29th. Of course there is still time to register for the conference by going to [TexasBitcoinConference.com](http://TexasBitcoinConference.com). Make sure to use the Bitcoins and Gravy discount code which is easy to remember because it is: BitcoinsAndGravy, not to be confused with Biscuits and gravy, wink, wink. ... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #197 Smart Contracts and Automating Insurance

    March 21st, 2015 by adam
    *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. ##On Todays Show **[Andreas](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/andreas)** and **[Adam](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/adam)** speak with Joshua Davis of the [Dynamis Peer to Peer Insurance](http://www.dynamisapp.com/) project. * Download the [Dynamis Whitepaper](http... Read More
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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #57 Dr. Robert Murphy on Austrian Economics, Bitcoin, and Silk Road

    March 18th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, John Bush has a lengthy discussion with Dr. Robert Muprhy about Austrian Economics as it relates to bitcoin, the liberty movement vs. the bitcoin community, and his view on the Silk Road. ####LINKS MENTIONED IN SHOW http://consultingbyrpm.com/ http://understandingbitcoin.us/ http://mises.org/library/chaos-theory ####CHECK OUT OUR SPONSORS! [GRCooling.com/bitcoin](http://grcooling.com/bitcoin) - Green Revolution Cooling liquid submersion coolin... Read More
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    Categories: General

    The Story of Chero from Sierra Leone: Interview with dmnyc, Part 2

    March 18th, 2015 by cherapple
    In part one, I interviewed [Daniel Modell](https://letstalkbitcoin.com/profile/user/dmnyc) (dmnyc) about the [ChangeCup](https://twitter.com/ChangeCupNYC) project he started, using [ChangeTip](https://www.changetip.com/) and Bitcoin to buy coffee and food for the homeless during the cold winter in NYC. When I asked him whether he had anything else he wanted to share during the interview, he said he has been corresponding with a young man named Chero. Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #196 Distortions towards Privacy

    March 17th, 2015 by adam
    *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. ##On Todays Show **Matthew** interviews Evan of the [DarkCoin project](https://www.darkcoin.io/) for an in-depth look at how one community has attacked and perhaps solved many of the privacy concerns that are a part of Bitcoin. --- ##Sponsors for Episode 196 - ###[The Tokenly Op... Read More
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    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB70 – Chainalysis, Surveillance And The Path To Mass Panic

    March 16th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    When spinning up a few hundred data-gathering Bitcoin nodes prevented some breadwallet users from transmitting bitcoin transaction, a minor panic quickly erupted about the Bitcoin compliance startup Chainalysis and their supposed sybil attack on the Bitcoin network. Chainalysis CEO Michael Gronager joined us for a discussion of what happened and what role transaction monitoring will play in the future. We dove deep into the tension between the desires for user privacy and the requirements... Read More
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    Categories: P2P Connects Us

    P2P Connects Us Episode 14 - Pokereum

    March 16th, 2015 by john
    On today's episode we're going to be talking about Califonia's attempt to institutionalize a bitcoin business cartel, the release of the MercurcyEx decentralized exchange and DNSChain 0.5, the addition of bitcoin to TAILS OS, and last but certainly not least, Ola and Patrick from Pokereum join the show to tell us about their peer-to-peer solution to the mental poker problem. Bitcoin: Be Your Own Bank bookEpisode Sponsor: Roolo.io, P2P Bitcoin ExchangeFree RossCalifornia attempts to institutiona... Read More
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    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy EP #59: Yanis Varoufakis

    March 15th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I travel all the way to the beautiful island of Greece to speak with finance minister Yanis Varoufakis. Yanis sets us straight about the history of economics and about how some of the old models we hold onto need to be left behind as we open our minds to new paradigms and new freedoms for all people. ##Magic Word Hidden in each episode of Bitcoins and Gravy is a Magic Word. I know that it may sound absurd, but listen for the Magic Word and you can earn LTBcoin! First set up... Read More
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    The Bitcoin Game #12 - Hacking and Security with Jaime Cochran

    March 15th, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 12 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. My interview today is with Jaime Cochran, who's been very involved the hacking community, having been a hacker since her youth. Currently, Jaime works at Bitcoin company Gem as a security engineer. We talk about her background, and get her take on personal information security. ![Alt](https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/16822530485_0eb74c9f1d_c.jpg "Jaime Cochran and I at Gem in Venice Beach, California") ##Magic Word ... Read More
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    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #195 - Glass Books and a Good Night's Sleep

    March 14th, 2015 by adam
    *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. ##On Todays Show **Stephanie** interviews Joshua of [Vaultoro](https://www.vaultoro.com/) an exchange that eschews dollars or other fiat currencies to trade Bitcoin directly against vaulted gold. --- ##Credits for Episode 195 Content for todays episode was provided by Stephanie a... Read More
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    Categories: Interviews, General

    Victoria Van Eyk Interviews Andreas Antonopoulos: Bitcoin for the Other 6.5 Billion (Audio)

    March 14th, 2015 by OurEverydayEarth
    In April 2014, [Victoria van Eyk](https://twitter.com/victoriavaneyk) of ChangeTip had the pleasure of sitting down with Bitcoin thought leader [Andreas Antonopoulos](https://twitter.com/aantonop) to ask in-depth questions about the industry. The following is a recorded interview that explores how Bitcoin and blockchain technology can actually change the world for the other 6.5 billion. (Warning: Contains strong language in the later stages of the interview.) Read More
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    Categories: General

    An Alternate Reality for LTBcoin

    March 13th, 2015 by john
    Recently on my LTB network podcast, P2P Connects Us, Matthew Deiters joined the show to talk about his company, Assembly. Assembly is a collaboration platform for open source software projects with a twist: contributors actually get paid if the project is successful in the market. The way it works is that someone with an idea for an app creates a project on Assembly and is issued an initial sum of “Assembly coins.” At the time that they are issued, the coins aren't worth anything bec... Read More
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    Categories: Interviews

    ChangeCup NYC Brings Coffee and Care to Homeless: Interview with dmnyc, Part 1

    March 13th, 2015 by cherapple

    After countless people walked over the body of a homeless man on the Upper West Side of New York City before someone called an ambulance, Daniel Modell (dmnyc on the forums) decided he didn’t want to be “the one who walked by.” He wrote on the blog that he created:  "If just one person had decided not to walk past this man, and instead, stop to talk to him, ask if he needed some help, just show him that someone cared, he might not have died that day in such a sad way." ...

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    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #56 Jason King on Bitcoin and Philanthropy

    March 11th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, John Bush talks to Jason King, founder of Sean's Outpost about how he got involved with Bitcoin and how crypto-currency is shaping the non-profit world. ####CHECK OUT OUR SPONSORS! [GRCooling.com/bitcoin](http://grcooling.com/bitcoin) - Green Revolution Cooling liquid submersion cooling - the most effective solution for Bitcoin mining data centers! [Texas Bitcoin Conference](http://texasbitcoinconference.com) - March 27th through the 29th in Austin, TX... Read More
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    Categories: General

    Dream Bitcoin Foundation to Organize March 21 CoinFest Event in Ghana, Africa

    March 11th, 2015 by davidareallen
    Earlier this year, I met a young man while experimenting with [Getgems](http://getgems.org/) messenger. His goal was clear: to bring awareness to his city and country about the use of Bitcoin. [Philip Agyei Asare](https://twitter.com/BTC4Revolution) is active in his community and needs financial help to follow his dream. The [Dream Bitcoin Foundation](https://dreamfoundationgh.wordpress.com/) will be organizing a Bitcoin-focused event on March 17, 2015 in Kumasi called [CoinFest](https://www.facebook.com/events/857397027650736/). . . . Read More