The Satoshi Roundtable – YMB Podcast E58

The Satoshi Roundtable

If you’re about to listen to this show on release day, then an interesting event is scheduled to begin tomorrow. From February 6-8, some of the most influential names in Bitcoin will hold an exclusive conference on a Caribbean island. This meeting was organized by a member of the Bitcoin Association and will be called the Satoshi Roundtable. We’ll chat about what these important Bitcoiners might have planned and whether or not it’s wise …

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Bitcoin, the Super Bowl, and Force – Bits & Pieces #13

Despite my general lack of interest in sports, I often find myself looking forward to the Super Bowl. I usually watch for the commercials, but I’ll admit that I was also excited to see Katy Perry’s halftime show last night and found it surprisingly enjoyable. The actual game of football, on the other hand, I find only mildly entertaining. I usually get turned off by fans who are far too crazed about “their” teams. During …

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Antonopoulos AMA Responses – YMB Podcast E57

Today’s show is all about an ask-me-anything session that Andreas Antonopoulos recently conducted on Reddit. We found a list of his best responses that cover a wide range of crypto topics and we’ll be offering our own opinions as well. We’ll touch on everything from Bitcoin’s volatility to altcoins to mining centralization and tons more, so tune in! Your hosts are Tim Baker, Daniel Brown, and John Stuart. Enjoy!

We’d like to thank this week’s …

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Bitcoin Doesn’t Need Money – Bits & Pieces #12

Profit from Bitcoin
Daniel is out of town this week so the following Bits & Pieces column is by Tim Baker. Enjoy!

  I’m glad Bitcoin has crashed (relatively) and I think you should be too. Actually, it’s not that Bitcoin has crashed so much as the USD/BTC exchange rate has plummeted. That rate has absolutely nothing to do with the technology that is Bitcoin. Right now, Bitcoin is most prominently used as a medium of exchange, and …

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Bitcoin Belle on the Ulbricht Case and the Silk Road – YMB Podcast E56

Bitcoin Belle at the Silk Road Trial

Today we’re joined by a very special guest, Michele Seven, also known as the Bitcoin Belle. She’s been heavily involved in the activism surrounding the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of the Silk Road. Many people dislike the idea of an underground marketplace, but Michele will share some powerful experiences from her own life to explain the importance of having a safe environment for people buying drugs.

The Bitcoin Belle …

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Ulbricht, Karpeles, Silk Road, Gox, DPR, and Morality – Bits & Pieces #11

I recently enjoyed reading this article by Dan Krol from Bitcoin Not Bombs. The piece is about some surprising new testimony coming from the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind behind the Silk Road. You should already know this, but the Silk Road was a fairly large, online, underground marketplace that used Bitcoin to facilitate the trade of illegal goods like drugs. It’s a fascinating article and it’s extremely relevant to me, given my …

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Purse’s $10,000 Guarantee and More Bitstamp – YMB Podcast E55

About a week ago, one of our favorite Bitcoin startups introduced a $10,000 guarantee for their services. If you’ve never heard of Purse.io before, we’ll explain it how it allows you to spend Bitcoin at Amazon while getting a discount in the neighborhood of 20%. We’ll also chat about how this new protection policy should make Purse even better.

Then later in the show, we’ll follow up on last week’s discussion about the Bitstamp hack. …

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Social Unity via Bitcoin

Bitcoin Unifies Us
by Tim Baker

  We all know the internet can be terrible for us. All the input, all the stimuli, all the voyeurism. It feeds us the idea that we must live up to this standard that we see in our friend’s pictures and status updates, but they’re doing the same thing. No one really reaches this standard, we’ve just collectively decided to be constantly miserable because our lives aren’t as kickass as they should …

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