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Tag Archives: Ross Ulbricht

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

Bitcoin Belle

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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

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The Absurdity of Nations and Trials – YMB Podcast E75

Bitcoin Around the World

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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 …

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Decentralize: Peter Nash’s Story – YMB Podcast E74

Peter Nash Released

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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 …

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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 …

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Morality in the Ulbricht Case – YMB Podcast E59

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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. …

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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 …

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

Bitcoin Belle at the Silk Road Trial

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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 …

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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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