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- 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.
- Bitcoin Tipping Address (This is not your LTBCOIN address): 1Et1zVdxWFRpA7cEzNj1Tavsq8qPTp45Yb
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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
Posted on November 29, 2015 at 2:11 PM
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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4,745 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
5,108 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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6,970 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
7,661 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.
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10,558 viewsJanuary 14th, 2017 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 41 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell, and my guest today is Charlie Shrem.
When I got into Bitcoin, the two ways I was most familiar with to buy Bitcoin were to wire money to Mt. Gox in Japan, or go to the local 7-Eleven to send cash to BitInstant. It's not hard to see why BitInstant became one of the biggest Bitcoin companies in the U.S., until it stopped doing business in 2013.
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12,545 viewsDecember 30th, 2016 by Rob
My name is Rob Mitchell, and it's hard to believe this is my 40th episode of The Bitcoin Game. I was a fan of Let's Talk Bitcoin from day one, since it launched right after I got into Bitcoin. I reached out to Adam B. Levine early on, and worked with the LTB Network in various capacities. During that time, I recorded a number of interviews that weren't quite publishable, for one reason or another. But after attending a Bitcoin Job Fair, I eventually collected enough solid content to release ...Read More
6,968 viewsSeptember 5th, 2016 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 39 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.
Odds are, if you are into Bitcoin, then you know Roger Ver, a.k.a. Bitcoin Jesus. And you possibly are aware that Roger is a huge proponent of increasing Bitcoin's maximum block size as soon as possible. But he's not just talking about it, he's taking action, as you'll hear.
Roger is certainly a doer, and besides all th...Read More
7,017 viewsAugust 21st, 2016 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 38 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.
It's always great interviewing a knowledgeable person who's not afraid to give an opinion, and Rodolfo Novak is that sort of guest. In this interview, we discuss Coinkite's early days, which started with a Blockchain explorer, custom Bitcoin payment terminals, a widely-used wallet hosting service, and a backend that utilizes hardware security modules of Coinkite's own design. And now, with Opendime, they've moved on to a fa...Read More
6,357 viewsJuly 15th, 2016 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 37 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.
Everyone has a unique story. When I started this podcast, I really wanted to talk to Bitcoiners who hadn’t been exposed in Bitcoin media. There are a couple of really interesting local Bitcoin traders I've tried to interview, but surprisingly, sometimes it's easier to get a Bitcoin core developer on the show, than many of the lesser-known people who also have Bitcoin-centric lives.
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20,497 viewsMarch 25th, 2016 by Rob
Hello, welcome to episode 36 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell.
I have to admit, as cool as Ethereum has always sounded to me, I haven’t kept up on it. Then, earlier this month, the market cap of Ether surpassed one billion dollars, about a sixth of Bitcoin’s market cap. The price has come down a bit since then, but seeing the high valuation made me realize I’d b...Read More