Tag Archives: Ross Ulbricht

The Troll Returns: Google’s Cloud Blockchains & More – YMB Podcast E252

Live Bitcoin Podcast
This is episode 252 of You, Me, and BTC – your liberty and Bitcoin podcast. The Blockchain Troll from TrollCoin returns for another dashing stream! He joined us a few months ago and we all had a blast, so he's back to wreck the show again. First up, we'll cover the cloud-based blockchains that Google hopes to provide soon. Do we really need another service that lets anyone and their brother spin up a blockchain? ...

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Bitcoin Belle: Books, Bitches, Banter, & More – YMB Podcast E114

Bitcoin Belle
This is episode 114 of You, Me, and BTC - your liberty and Bitcoin podcast! This week we have a special guest, the one and only Bitcoin Belle, also known as Michele Seven! She joined us once about a year ago and now she's back to share all kinds of new stories. In the first half of the show, we'll chat about her recent experiences with women in Bitcoin, some news about Ross Ulbricht, and ...

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The Absurdity of Nations and Trials – YMB Podcast E75

Bitcoin Around the World
This is episode 75 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast! First up this week, we're chatting about Wikileaks' new Bitcoin bounty program. The organization is currently offering $100,000 in Bitcoin to anyone who releases missing chapters from the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty. We'll discuss the treaty itself, its possible effects, Wikileaks' motives, and much more. Then later in the show, we'll spend some time reflecting on Ross Ulbricht. Last week he ...

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Decentralize: Peter Nash’s Story – YMB Podcast E74

Peter Nash Released
This is episode 74 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast! Peter Nash used to be a respected moderator on the Silk Road forums. Just days ago, he was released from prison when a judge decided that he had already served enough time. Nash has now spoken out about his experiences. So today, we'll chat about how he got caught, what his life was like behind bars, how he feels about ...

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Top 5 Bitcoiners That Love Weed – Bits & Pieces #24

Bitcoin and Weed
Happy 420! For probably a variety of reasons, April 20 is a day when people celebrate the cannabis subculture and perhaps consume a few extra green sticky leaves. My co-host, Tim Baker, told me once that he thinks special days like this are not ideal, even though he appreciates the object of the celebration. He thinks that festivities tend to make people overexcited about things that they don't fully understand. That could be true in ...

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Morality in the Ulbricht Case – YMB Podcast E59

This is episode 59 of You, Me, and BTC, the planet's most entertaining Bitcoin podcast! As you probably already know, Ross Ulbricht was found guilty last week on all seven charges that he was facing. Today, we'll share some thoughts on the trial. Did Ulbricht even have a chance of escaping any charges? We'll also spend some time reading the original warrant for his arrest and considering some tough moral questions. Ulbricht was allegedly willing ...

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The Law Wants Bitcoin. Are We Prepared? – Bits & Pieces #14

Regulation in Bitcoin
Last week, on February 4, two dreadful pieces of news hit the Bitcoin space. First, Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of a Bitcoin black marketplace, was found guilty on all seven charges that he was facing. Ross Ulbricht found guilty on ALL charges, facing life in prison #SilkRoadTrial — Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT) February 4, 2015 Then just hours later, Benjamin Lawsky thought it would be a great idea to announce his BitLicense revision a few ...

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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 will also share ...

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