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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
    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! []( - Green Revolution Cooling liquid submersion cooling - the most effective solution for Bitcoin mining data centers! [Texas Bitcoin Conference]( - March 27th through the 29th in Austin, TX... Read More
    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]( messenger. His goal was clear: to bring awareness to his city and country about the use of Bitcoin. [Philip Agyei Asare]( is active in his community and needs financial help to follow his dream. The [Dream Bitcoin Foundation]( will be organizing a Bitcoin-focused event on March 17, 2015 in Kumasi called [CoinFest]( . . . Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #194 - John C. Barrett and Patrick Byrne

    March 10th, 2015 by adam
    *Subscribe to the [LTBn All Podcasts feed]( the [Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed]( and never miss an episode again. If you'd like to take a look at the Request for Proposals for the redesign of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Network, [here it is]( Original Published with Bitcoins & Gravy On today's show I am honored to be speaking with a modern day American patriot,... Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    EB69 – Thomas Voegtlin - Electrum, Spv Wallets And Bitcoin Aliases

    March 9th, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Powering an estimated 5-10% of all Bitcoin transactions, Electrum is one of the leaders of the Bitcoin wallet space. The open-source walled was started in 2011 and played a key role in the development of the light-weight SPV wallets. Developer Thomas Voegtlin joined us for a discussion of Electrum, their recent 2.0 release and the rapidly evolving Bitcoin wallet space in general. Topics covered included: - The evolution of Bitcoin wallets and what motivated him to start Electrum - Electr... Read More
    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy #58 Mad Potcoins!

    March 8th, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I am speaking with Hubert, the host of Mad Potcoins. Hubert lives in Denver where he enjoys legally growing a small crop of Marijuana plants for his own enjoyment. Hubert I and talk about everything under the sun including organic growing versus using chemicals and pesticides, the difficulties growers, head shops and dispensaries are having in procuring and keeping bank accounts and how some of these problems might just be solved by Potcoin, the official coin of the International... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #193 - The Good Ol' Days

    March 7th, 2015 by adam
    *Subscribe to the [LTBn All Podcasts feed]( the [Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed]( and never miss an episode again. ##On Todays Show **Stephanie** takes the reigns and leads listeners through some of the earliest segments produced on the Let's Talk Bitcoin! show. --- ##Sponsors for Episode 193 This episode was received support from ## [Stephanie Murphy Voicework]( Read More
    Categories: P2P Connects Us

    P2P Connects Us Special #2 - Cypherpunkd E5

    March 4th, 2015 by john
    Welcome to another special episode of the P2P Connects Us podcast! I recently released version 1 of my new book entitled "BYOB: Using Bitcoin to Be Your Own Bank" at, and in light of this special occasion I thought that for this special episode I'd take you back in time once again to the early days of bitcoin. Hiro White of Agorist Radio interviews a cypherpunk named Mids, discussing bitcoin's history, how bitcoin is different from previous attempts at digital cur... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #192 The Foundations of a Programmable Society

    March 3rd, 2015 by adam
    *Subscribe to the [LTBn All Podcasts feed]( the [Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed]( and never miss an episode again. ##On Todays Show **Charles Hoskinson** shares his thoughts on algorithmic governance and more in this lecture on The Foundations of a Programmable Society --- ##Sponsors for Episode 192 This episode was received support from ## [Kryptokit]( ## [Shapes... Read More
    Categories: General

    Transparency: A Fresh Look at the Bitcoin Foundation, Part Two

    March 2nd, 2015 by samj
    In my first post in this series I introduced some basic aspects of the foundation and provided a single example of what I call fragmented communication; in part two, I will look at what information is and isn't currently available from the Bitcoin Foundation website. Read More
    Categories: Epicenter Bitcoin

    Epicenter Bitcoin #68 – Kamikaze Attack, Block Halving And The Perils Of Proof-Of-Work

    March 2nd, 2015 by epicenterbitcoin
    Is Bitcoin secure from attacks that could destroy the currency? To a large part, this is determined by how expensive it is to carry out an attack and by the potential profits the attacker could generate. Ideally, an attack is so expensive to carry out that no profit-driven attacker would engage in it. Read More
    Categories: Bitcoins and Gravy

    Bitcoins and Gravy #57 Alpha Point: Powerful Software!

    March 1st, 2015 by johnbarrett
    On today's show I speak with Vadim Telyatnikov, the CEO of Alpha Point. Alpha Point is powerful software that allows you to launch an exchange in days not months. Alpha Point supports multiple languages, interfaces and protocols. It also supports any and all fiat and cryptocurrencies. Throughout the interview we talk about Hedge funds and exchanges, how Alpha Point is different from its competitors and of course about the future of everyone’s favorite currency - Bitcoin! ##MAGIC WORD Hi... Read More
    Categories: The Bitcoin Game

    The Bitcoin Game #11 - Paul Puey - How Bitcoin Will Revolutionize Mobile Payments

    March 1st, 2015 by Rob
    Welcome to episode 11 of *The Bitcoin Game*, I'm Rob Mitchell. It's great to live in a big city such as Los Angeles because of the opportunity to network with people doing amazing things in the Bitcoin space. While Paul Puey founded Airbitz from San Diego, he still has managed to attend enough Los Angeles Bitcoin meetups that he seems like a local. In January of this year, Airbitz was selected by Plug and Play to take part in their Startup Camp Accelerator in Silicon Valley. Paul still had no... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #191 Bitcoin is Fur the People

    February 28th, 2015 by adam
    *Subscribe to the [LTBn All Podcasts feed]( the [Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed]( and never miss an episode again. ##On Todays Show **Stephanie** and **Andreas** speak with Economist, [entrepeneur]( and gentleman of high style [Jeffrey Tucker]( in this wide ranging discussion. --- ##Sponsors for Episode 191 This episode was received suppo... Read More

    A Chinese Lawyer's Thoughts on Crypto

    February 28th, 2015 by totteplott
    China has recently [surpassed the US]( as the world's biggest economy, and although China has had problems with its shadow banking system, corruption and more, it has shown to be surprisingly open about cryptocurrencies. This may seem surprising coming from a country that is communist, at least on paper. In order to get better understanding of how the Chinese are reasoning about this topic, here is an interview with [Roland Sun]( (孙铭), a leading cryptocurrency lawyer in China. Read More
    Categories: SovereignBTC

    SovereignBTC #55 An Interview with Bitcoin Diva and Entrepreneur, Tatiana Moroz

    February 25th, 2015 by SovBTC
    In this episode of SovereignBTC, we talk with Tatiana Moroz about her liberty and bitcoin inspired music, [TatianaCoin]( and Bitcoin 2.0, the Silk Road Trial, and her new advertising firm, [Crypto Media Hub]( Plus, John and Tatiana make a big announcement at the end of the show! Played in the show were Tatiana's [Bitcoin Jingle]( and her [Ross Ulbricht Tribute Song](https:/... Read More
    Categories: General

    A Fresh Look at the Bitcoin Foundation, Part One

    February 25th, 2015 by samj
    This series of posts will show the perspective of a relative newcomer to Bitcoin, focus on the function of the Bitcoin Foundation, and cover aspects such as such as communication, public perception, efficiency, as well as transparency. I only recently joined the foundation, after looking for a way in which I could provide support towards Bitcoin’s development. The foundation is arguably the "official" organisation behind Bitcoin for many reasons, although it is important to note that the two are independent. One is a decentralized, open-source cryptocurrency. The other is a nonprofit organization. Read More
    Categories: Specials

    Traveling On Bitcoin: Is It Getting Easier?

    February 24th, 2015 by aibit
    *This is part of the series I'm doing for []( – where bitcoins meet traveling (and can purchase cheap flights).* It's been nearly five years since [Laszlo bought two pizzas]( for 10,000 bitcoin – the first time anyone paid for a physical item using bitcoins. Since then, we have seen the currency's value jump to nearly $1,200 per coin before coming back to ... Read More
    Categories: Let's Talk Bitcoin!

    Let's Talk Bitcoin! #190 The Attention Economy

    February 24th, 2015 by adam
    *Subscribe to the [LTBn All Podcasts feed]( the [Let's Talk Bitcoin! show only feed]( and never miss an episode again. ##On Todays Show **Matthew** interviews Dor of the [Synereo Distributed Social Network Project]( --- ##Sponsors for Episode 190 This episode was received support from ## [Kryptokit]( ## []( ... Read More