While we may have overestimated the potential for public blockchains to run (at scale) dapps in the short term, we may have underestimated the potential for cryptocurrency to replace centralized fiat money in the long term. If better money is the onl...
- Real Name: Rob
- Location: California
- Website: http://TheBitcoinGame.com
I'm a graphic artist and small-scale inventor/entrepreneur who started spending a lot of my time exploring Bitcoin in early 2013.
I've been accepting Bitcoin for design and print work since May 2013 (my first Bitcoin job was business cards for the Let's Talk Bitcoin team to bring to Bitcoin 2013 in San Jose).
I've been selling Bitcoin Keychains since July 2013.
I made Litecoin keychains a bit later in 2013, but they haven't been selling that well (anyone want a deal on 1000 Litecoin keychains?).
And in October of 2014 I became an LTB Network podcaster with The Bitcoin Game!
I'm definitely not a Bitcoin expert, just an enthusiast who enjoys participating as much as I can.
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@btcdroid Is the Online/Offline status broken? When I posted a comment, my status in the post says "Offline" (with an ominous red dot beside it) even though I am (I think) online.
Edit: This post also says "Offline" for the status.
Edit#2: Wait! Now it says "Online". Did editing the post change the status?
Just to cover on both threads, I think since the system changed, it takes a little time (or activity?) after logging in for the stats etc. to be accurate.Posted on March 25, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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@btcdroid My graphs seem stuck again.
I feel like some of the stats take some time to be correct after login (since updating to the new system within Tokenly). If you check again, is it right?Posted on March 25, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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You're welcome... There's definitely trust involved with this type of exchange, as you could probably still try to reverse the PayPal transaction (not sure the details on how that would work), so perhaps it's best for any thread observers to check back here in a few weeks and make sure I'm not crying about this deal!Posted on January 19, 2016 at 1:51 PM
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Hey, I see you're in LA! Have you attended any of the Bitcoin meetups?
You might enjoy the Tokenly Pockets chrome extension where you can enter your 12 word passphrase but also add a password for another layer of protection. https://github.com/loon3/Tokenly-Pockets
I believe that the Tokenly Pockets password is just a way to lock the data on @loon3's extension, and then access it again quickly with a more simple (perhaps memorable) password, rather than having to enter the whole passphrase again. Calling it a second "layer of protection" makes it sound more secure than Counterwallet, but I think you can only say that if you're comparing leaving your Counterwallet active on your browser, vs. using Tokenly Pockets with a password.
If you want to be super-secure, google ways to use Armory with Counterparty assets. Also, you could transfer valuable assets to a paper wallet (or any Bitcoin-holding instrument), as long as you can import the private keys back to a Counterparty-capable wallet when you want to do something with the tokens.
For what it's worth, I think at least one security audit has been conducted (by a security expert) on Counterwallet, but I don't think that's the case with Tokenly Pockets. And if you want to get really paranoid, you could definitely worry about all types of things. How many people have reviewed the code for each wallet (perhaps more have reviewed Counterwallet)? Are there any attacks on libraries that either wallet uses that aren't widely known? There are many levels of trust involved when you use any wallet.
I'm not a "technical person," so perhaps someone can improve (or correct) anything above if it's not completely accurate. I don't know enough to understand the attack surfaces of either wallet.Posted on November 28, 2015 at 7:12 AM
Clicking a link that someone with no reputation offers in a forum is risky.
Going to a random site that offers something free is risky.
Going to site with both of the above, plus with URLs that are obfuscated is really risky.Posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:19 PM
@mdw I like the idea of publishing a hash to the Bitcoin blockchain, and I don't mind paying a small fee to do so.
@PaulSnow I get what Factom is doing, I just assumed there wasn't a tool (yet) for non-tech people like myself to utilize Factom for occasional entries. If there is a quick and easy way for me to use Factom in that manner, please let me know. And if there isn't yet, I think that would be a cool tool to get regular people hands on with Factom (not that I expect that regular people are your target market).Posted on November 23, 2015 at 10:20 AM
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5,539 viewsNovember 13th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 51 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Since my last episode, we’ve seen the Bitcoin 2X fork called off, and just when it seemed everyone could relax for five minutes, the Bitcoin Cash fork went on a full scale blitz. Bitcoin never disappoints in providing interesting times.
In October, the Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetup featured a talk with Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli. Jonas gave a presentation called The Bitcoin Core project explained: What is Bitcoin...Read More
5,329 viewsOctober 6th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 50 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. This episode also marks three years since I started this podcast.
Back in 2013, when I was first getting into Bitcoin, Jeremy Allaire's interest in the space was a big validation of Bitcoin's importance as a disruptive technology. So I was pretty excited when Brian Cohen introduced me to Jeremy to arrange this interview. In today's podcast, you'll hear Jeremy talk about his early days exploring the Internet, then building c...Read More
6,066 viewsAugust 25th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 49 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.
After moderating a Bitcoin scaling panel at the State Of Digital Money in Los Angeles, I followed up by arranging back-to-back interviews with Ryan X. Charles and Eric Lombrozo. I wanted to dig a bit deeper into some issues around scaling and Bitcoin forks. Last episode was my interview with Ryan, and now the yin to Ryan’s yang, Eric Lombrozo.
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5,444 viewsAugust 22nd, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 48 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.
In episode 47 you heard the Bitcoin Scaling panel I moderated at the State Of Digital Money in Los Angeles. While I loved being part of that panel, I really didn’t get to ask many questions. The time allotted to that panel went by so quickly that I really wanted more! So, I was able to arrange interviews with Ryan X. Charles and Eric Lombrozo to dig a bit deeper into some issues around scaling and Bitcoin forks. In this e...Read More
7,140 viewsAugust 3rd, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 47 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. We recently had the State Of Digital Money, the first big Bitcoin conference in Los Angeles since 2015. Actually, I'm unsure if I should call it a Bitcoin conference, since the majority of the presentations were not directly related to Bitcoin. Luckily for me, I got to moderate a panel on scaling Bitcoin with notable Bitcoiners: Core developer Eric Lombrozo, longtime Bitcoin developer Ryan X. Charles, vocal trader and personal...Read More
27,280 viewsJuly 8th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 46 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In these times of uncertainty and division, Bitcoin could use some fence menders. Especially if they have technical chops and experience in the space. Jameson Lopp is just that kind of person. This episode contains his entire talk from The Future Of Bitcoin, the recent Bitcoin conference held in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The conference audio includes an extended intro from me as the MC of this event, and you'll hear just a bit ...Read More
5,608 viewsJune 5th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 45 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Sometimes it’s pretty cool being a Bitcoin podcaster. For instance, I was really curious about estate planning in terms of cryptocurrency and key management. So I reached out to expert Pamela Morgan, and she agreed to come on the show. Pamela has a law practice called Empowered Law, and she’s the CEO of Third Key Solutions. If you've pondered about best practices in key management and estate planning, please give this a li...Read More
5,910 viewsApril 24th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 44 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In today's episode, Blockstack co-founder Ryan Shea helps me understand what Blockstack is doing to create a decentralized web with local apps, secure DNS, identity anchored to the Blockchain, and more.
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7,459 viewsMarch 28th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 43 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. This is part two of my interview with Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni of Monero. In part one, we focused on Riccardo's past and the early days of Monero. In today's episode, Riccardo gives his views on topics like Ethereum, Proof of Work, Monero's regular hard forks, Barry Silbert's love of Ethereum Classic, tinfoil hat theories about Gav...Read More
8,034 viewsFebruary 26th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 42 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. My guest today is Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni of Monero, a cryptocurrency focusing on user privacy.
![The Bitcoin Game #42: Riccardo "FluffyPony" Spagni](https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2769/3295829...Read More