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EP 103: Platforms Virtual Reality Now Accepting bitcoin!

20 hours 32 minutes ago

On today's show I am privileged to be speaking with Luke Arthur Sykes, the co-owner of Platforms Virtual Reality and Gaming Cafƒ right here in Nashville, Tennessee. Luke helps bring us up to speed about what a VR/Gaming Cafƒ has to offer and about how it's much, much more than most people think it is. He also invites the Nashville community to come try a VR experience and a great selection of craft beers on tap. Bring your paper money, your plastic, or better yet '" pay the modern way with bitcoin. That's right, BTC, the modern way to pay at Platforms Virtual Reality and Gaming Cafƒ here in Nashville!

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Platforms Virtual Reality & Gaming Cafƒ801 2nd Ave S.Nashville, TN 37210

Owners: Luke Arthur Sykes & Aidan Jones

Website:www.platforms.games

Facebook:www.facebook.com/platforms.games

Instagram:@platforms.games

Twitter:@platforms_games

Ode To Satoshi

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Ode to Satoshi lyrics & melody by John BarrettCopyright 2014 RJM Publishing - BMI Nashville.

Lead Vocal, Harmony Vocals, Harmonica, Snare Drum: John BarrettHarmony vocals: John Barrett, Connie Sinclair and Lij ShawGuitar: Jonathan BrownMandolin: Ben MillerBass Guitar: Michael Rinne

Initial tracks recorded by Mark Thornton of Sidekick Sound Studios, Madison, TN. All other tracks Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at The Toy Box Studio, Nashville, TennesseeEngineer: Lij Shaw. Assistant to engineer: Don 'œThe Don' BatesProduced by John Barrett & Elijah 'œLij' Shaw

Special thanks to Alan Baird for his dobro, guitar and mandolin playing on many of the shows. Now that's some pickin man! Thanks also to Alex Munoz Guijarro for his excellent pedal steel playing on many of our shows.

Interviews for this episode were recorded and edited by John Barrett at The Tree House Studio - Nashville, Tennessee. All shows are produced by John Barrett with the moral support of his trusty sidekick Maxwell Rascalnikov CoyoTe Rex, aka Max.

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The Crypto Show Cheapair.com CEO Jeff Klee Joins Us on Our First Episode On Bloomberg Business Radio

2 days 12 hours ago

This is our first episode of on the Bloomberg Business Radio Network . We now air in Miami, Houston, Denver and San Francisco as well as Phoenix on the Independent Talk 1100 on terrestrial radio.We're very excited to make a run at reaching out to the general public to talk about crypto currency.In the second half of this episode we talk with Jeff Klee CEO of CheapAir.com about how and why his company started accepting crypto currency.

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DD Episode #4 - Government & Regulation

3 days 19 hours ago

I don't think crypto is the end all be all, but there is no one technology that is. However, if we can provide capital to people who for generations have been unable to have access to it, that's a major win for everybody.

'"John Collins

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we'll introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

What are the risks and rewards of government involvement in the crypto space? For enterprises, there are little to no regulatory hurdles. They essentially use blockchain technology as a new type of data system. On the other hand, the government's intended role has been to prevent nefarious activity, scams and any kind of pandemic economic crises. The ongoing point of contention, here, is assessing what level of involvement the state and its laws should have in open source projects. And if there is needed governmental input, would this type of involvement prevent decentralization?

In this episode we will hear from two current and former government employees who act as significant points of contact between the cryptocurrency community and their respective governments, the United States and Taiwan. In between, we talk with Konstantin Richter in a sponsored interview, about his company BlockDaemon, which helps new companies build decentralized infrastructures by offering nodes-as-a-service.**

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WBD030 An Interview with Vortex

3 days 19 hours ago

'œWe're going towards this central, totalitarian, surveillance, police state with the central banking system we have.'

'" Vortex

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Thu 27th August 2018

Company: Crypto Cast Network and Programming With Bitcoin

Role: CEO

The Bitcoin rabbit hole is deep, and there are many areas to research and understand. As I try and increase my knowledge, I have found myself learning about economics, politics, philosophy, history to name a few.

When talking to Bitcoiners, I have found that they all have a solid understand and view of the economic reason for Bitcoin and therefore why it is so important to them, whatever their discipline.

In this episode, I talk with Vortex, founder of the Crypto Cast Network and Programming With Bitcoin. We talk about how he is teaching C# developers to integrate Bitcoin within their applications, ICE/NYSE and Bakkt, and fractional reserve Bitcoin.

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#248 Uri Klarman: bloXroute - Layer-0 Scaling with the Blockchain Distribution Network

5 days 21 hours ago

Until now, proposals to improve blockchain scalability have addressed the problem in one of two ways. One seeks to increase efficiency by optimizing the blockchain or improving the consensus algorithm. The other comes in the forms of layer-2 solutions such as payment channels or side chains.

However, none have addressed the core bottleneck to scalability: TCP/IP network limitations. Improving the speed at which blocks propagate through the network is the layer-0 problem few people consider when thinking about scaling.

Fundamentally, network bottlenecks are what prevent blockchains from increasing their transaction throughput. Raising the block size or reducing the time between blocks has devastating effects on usability as the probability of a fork increases. At a certain point, the blockchain simply breaks as forks occur faster than blocks can propagate to all validators.

Remarkably, the web figured out how to scale decades ago with the invention of Content Distributions Networks, or CDN. This is what enables platforms like YouTube to steam thousands of hours of video to hundreds of thousands of people every second. However, traditional centralized scaling solutions lack the privacy and censorship resistance necessary to serve the decentralized web.

We're joined by Uri Klarman, CEO of bloXroute. Founded by a team of researchers and systems designers from Northwestern and Cornel University, including Emin Gƒn Sirer, bloXroute allows practically every blockchain network to 'œscale today.'

As a scalability infrastructure service, their Blockchain Distribution Network, or BDN, sits underneath blockchain networks. Anyone operating a miner can use the BDN without any changes to their consensus algorithm or protocol. By simply pointing their software to a bloXroute node, miners immediately benefit from propagation speeds orders of magnitude higher than the time which is currently required for blocks to be seen by all validators. This global network of servers is optimized to receive and stream massive amounts of transaction data to vast networks of nodes and miners.

While bloXroute relies on some level of centralization, it is provably neutral and cannot discriminate based on the contents, provenance or destination of a block. It also includes clever redundancy mechanisms which ensure availability in the event of an attack on the network.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Uri's journey as an academic working in the field of networking
  • Defining the blockchain scalability problem as a networking problem
  • Past work and attempts to scale blockchains
  • The vision behind bloXroute and the problem it aims to solve
  • The Blockchain Distribution Network (BDN) and its technical architecture
  • How the BDN optimizes blocks and achieves 1,000x faster propagation times
  • How bloXroute archives provable neutrality and ensures network resiliency
  • The BLXR token and incentive mechanisms
  • The project's goals, milestones, and product roadmap

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DD Episode #3 - Privacy & Trust

1 week 3 days ago

"Remember the story of Frankenstein. Frankenstein wasn't the monster; Dr. Frankenstein was the young scientist who was so excited about what he could build that he didn't forsee the possible ramifications' I hope that the new age coming to mankind remains one where the consent of the governed still matters."

'"Patrick Byrne

This episode was recorded at the 2018 Distributed Conference in San Francisco, CA. Sometimes there is streetcar noise--such is life.

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

As a currency, Bitcoin is not controlled or supported by a third party entity such as a bank or government. And while the idea of everyone using a currency that no one controls can seem chaotic and counterintuitive, many people see it as the best alternative to the internet's current paradigm.

Recently, it's been made clear that paradigm is one where an online user's most intimate information can be readily accessed by third party entities such as Google and Facebook and sold to companies with more nefarious goals, like Cambridge Analytica. One great hope of blockchain technology is that it could help create a new version of the internet that puts control of privacy and trust back into the hands of its users.

In this episode we speak with David Chaum, cryptographer and creator of Digicash, Rebecca Lerner, Executive Vice President of the Mad Network, Reuben Yap, COO of Zcoin and Patrick Byrne, CEO of Overstock.com and Executive Chairman of tZERO.

This episode is sponsored by: MAD & Zcoin

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WBD #29 An Interview with Jamie Burke

1 week 3 days ago

'œIt is probably going to be true, as in most tech cycles that the first attempts at something won't be the ones that succeed.'

'" Jamie Burke

Interview location: London

Interview date: Tue 8th August 2018

Company: Outlier Ventures

Role: CEO

The Crypto bear market has highlighted the lack of value creation within the space. While Bitcoin has many proven use cases, protocols, DApps and other altcoins are under increasing scrutiny from investors and market analysts.

While there are plenty of theories on how the financial and technology markets will be disrupted with decentralised blockchain based ideas, there are few, if any, proven and sustainable Crypto startups. This raises some questions:

Do any project outside of Bitcoin require a blockchain?Do users care about decentralisation?Are these all just shitcoins?Significant money has been invested in these new protocols and DApps, but many are struggling to ship, and those who do ship are struggling to gain traction. Supporters will argue that we are early, and that patience is required, but are these Crypto startups trying to solve problems which do not exist?

Building DApps is hard and smart contracts come with many complications. Still, this hasn't stopped investors from investing and coders from building. Only time will tell as to whether there is a need for blockchains outside of the Bitcoin 'Sound Money' theory or whether this is one large innovation bubble heading for a crash.

This week I interview Jamie Burke from Outlier Ventures who has invested in a number of token-based blockchain startups. We discuss token economies, the fat protocol thesis which Jamie wrote a supporting piece about called the hungry protocol and the path to decentralisation.

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The Crypto Show: Silk Road Murder For Hire Victim Curtis Green Speaks Out

1 week 4 days ago

Special thanks to Eijah AKA Eric J Anderson creator of GTA5, DemoNSAw and now Promether for inviting us to his place to conduct the live broadcast. We start off with Eijah to discuss the progress and what Promether means to our privacy.Then we were fortunate enough to get the first ever real account of the infamous Silk Road murder for hire case straight from the mouth of the so called victim Curtis Green. As a biased die hard Ross supporter myself I had no idea how morally corrupt those agents Force and Bridges were. VideoThis is only a partial account of this story. I've heard a lot more that we never even covered in this episode. I will be conducting a one on one interview in the coming days with a lot more info especially in regards to the book by Nick Bilton.Stay tuned and definitely check out this episode.

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#247 Ryan Selkis: Messari - Bringing Transparency and Self-Regulation to the Blockchain Industry

1 week 4 days ago

Since he started blogging as Two Bit Idiot in 2013, Ryan Selkis has been both industry insider and industry critic. Consistently calling out excesses and abuses, but also maintaining his sights on the long-term potential.

He recently founded Messari, a project that aims to bring more transparency and fairness to the industry. Messari has narrowed in on siloed, inaccurate and incomplete data as a key factor that allows insiders to profit at the expense of the public. We talked about the various ways in which Messari tackles that problem, ranging from a community-led effort to gather project data to the ambitious goal of a token-curated registry of stand-up projects.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Ryan's start into the crypto industry as pseudonymous blogger Two Bit Idiot
  • His insights from being the Digital Currency Group's first employee
  • CoinDesk and the challenges of journalism in crypto
  • Why poor and inaccurate information benefits industry insiders at the expense of retail investors
  • Messari's mission to lead a self-regulatory effort for the crypto industry
  • How an open, distributed crypto data library could help create a fairer playing field
  • The plans for Messari's token-curated registry of projects following reporting standards
  • The economics and game theory around the Messari token and TCR

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DD Episode #2 - Checks And Balances

1 week 6 days ago

"There's a natural inclination to believe humans or structures are the problem, that if we just wrote software that made things run automatically and such malfeasance impossible, then we would end up in some gorgeous world. I think there's a lot to that concept, but you don't need to turn the keys over to the algorithms to make that happen."

'"Brian Behlendorf

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

Blockchain technology has catapulted us into a fast-paced technological present of rapid software development and industry disruption. It seems like everyday a new project is proposing greater efficiency or protection for some aspect of our lives: healthcare, privacy, data storage, the list goes on. But at the same time, the role of the human, the developer, the citizen, is more significant than ever. Blockchain technology promises a more accountable future; however, if managed incorrectly, it could also make more room for digital tyranny. So, today's episode explores the various ways that people and organizations plan to use blockchain technology to do social good, without solely leaving control to algorithms.

In this episode we hear from a human rights activist, Alex Gladstein, and an early internet software pioneer, Brian Behlendorf, about how blockchain technology could check and balance power. In between, we talk with Flux, an open source blockchain-based project that is trying to revolutionize agriculture.

This episode is sponsored by Flux.

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What Bitcoin Did #28 An Interview with Pierre Rochard

2 weeks 1 day ago

'œBased on our understanding of monerary economics, the outcome will be such that most of the value will accrue to one coin and one coin will at the very least be the world reserve currency, and even more than that, the one global money.'

'" Pierre Rochard

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Sun 29th July 2018

From: Noded Bitcoin Podcast & Nakomoto Institute

In December 2016, I opened a Coinbase account to buy Bitcoin. It was a straightforward process: Google "buy Bitcoin", click on Coinbase link, register an account, deposit from the bank and buy. What I was not prepared for was the option to buy Etheruem too. I had never heard of it and had no idea what it was, but whatever, it was only $9 so I bought some of it too.

I had no bias; Bitcoin was something I had been aware of for years, though not on any deep economic or political level. Ethereum for me was another Bitcoin, but a cheaper Bitcoin, probably something many new entrants to Crypto feel at first. I didn't know about decentralisation, why it is important or the differences between the two coins, I just bought them without thinking too much about it. I didn't stop there, I bought Monero, Dash, Augur, Ripple and so on, endless other coins, endless other opportunities to make money.

Over time, I have found myself researching and trying to understand the business and use cases for each coin while becoming more aware of a group of Bitcoiners, known as maximalists, who have a significant disregard for any Crypto outside of Bitcoin. Having spent too much time arguing on Twitter and increasingly finding myself blocked by some of these people, I decided to spend more time understanding maximalism, what it is I am missing, why are this group of people so anti altcoins.

I have been reading Saifedean's book, The Bitcoin Standard and I binged on all episodes of the Noded Bitcoin Podcast by Pierre Rochard. This content, along with the bear market asking serious questions with regards to altcoin use cases has pushed me closer to understanding maximalism.

Am I a convert? No. My intention is always to keep an open mind and watch the market develop. I also believe that altcoins and tokens have a net benefit to Bitcoin and likely there will be some projects which find a place in the ecosystem. I do though understand there will only be one winner with regards to a digital store of value, and the most likely candidate for that is Bitcoin.

I expect there are many people like me, who have either come to Bitcoin recently or who do not have the broad technical, economic or political experience to understand the reasoning being maximalism. There are others too who see altcoins as an economic opportunity and do not care for the Bitcoin narrative.

I want to spend some time exploring Bitcoin, the history and reasoning for maximalism and why it is important. As such, this week I have an interview with Pierre Rochard, host of the Noded Bitcoin podcast and co-founder of the Nakamoto Institute. We talk about Bitcoin Maximalism, the net benefit of altcoins to Bitcoin and hyperbitcoinization.

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Technology & Choice #35, Open Source, Debian and FreedomBox, with Jonas Smedegaard

2 weeks 2 days ago

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Jonas Smedegaard has been part of the central team that maintains the Debian operating system for many years. Debian is a very important part of the open source ecosystem with a core team of about a thousand, with tens of thousands of contributors. Many other projects benefit from the work done by the Debian community.

In this conversation, we discuss open source in general and a lot about Debian and where it fits into the landscape.

We also explore the FreedomBox project. FreedomBox was envisioned about eight years ago by Eben Moglen, a hero in the battle to liberate public encryption as part of the of the Free and Open Source Software Foundation.

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FreedomBox Foundation

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DD Episode #1 - Crypto Journalism

2 weeks 3 days ago

"Every individual person that buys into cryptocurrencies needs to do their own research. You hear this all the time, but that is the truth of the matter. If you're going to put your money in, you should really understand what you are buying. You need to understand all the ways it could go right. You need to understand all the ways it could go wrong. You need to be completely willing to go along for the ride."'"Laura Shin

Distributed Dialogues is a collaborative show between the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network and Distributed magazine. In each episode we introduce you to people who are using blockchain technology to change the way we interact with the world around us.

Since the start of 2018, there's been increasing attention paid to how journalism is practiced in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space. Because of the youth and relatively small size of the space, drawing clear ethical lines has been grey. It can be argued that the pace of the industry's news cycle favors publication speed over accuracy. Also, the nature of covering a new type of asset class, can breed an environment for sensational journalism that, in the worst cases, becomes complicit in enabling give-away scams. How journalists maintain ethical integrity within this environment is still more art than science.

In this episode we will hear from two journalists, Laura Shin and Aaron Van Wirdum, about how they see and think about the ethics of their profession. In between, we will hear a sponsored interview with Jarrod Dicker, CEO of Po.et., a decentralized protocol for content creators to use for ownership and the monetization of creative assets.

This episode sponsored by Po.et

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The Crypto Show Arizona State University's Blockchain Labs Jeremy Lui & Avery Carter.

2 weeks 3 days ago

Today members of ASU's Blockchain Lab Jeremy Lui and Avery Carter sat in to talk about their experience at Arizona State University's Blockchain labs. Some of the things they cover are recent stress tests of capability that were done on the Dash network as well as community out reach and student scholarships that are awarded through their efforts. Their efforts came about through a proposal submitted to the Dash treasur. Dash Core Group also offices at the University. Chief strategist for Dash Alex Chopan also sar in to give some of his insight on plans for adoption around the world.

Sponsored by: Dash, CryptoCompare and Defense Distributed

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The Bitcoin Game #57: BCH Lead Dev Amaury Schet

2 weeks 4 days ago

Welcome to episode 57 of‚The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm someone who feels a bit like a Bitcoin Maximalist, yet I still really wanted to learn about Amaury Sƒchet, lead developer of Bitcoin Cash (EDIT: note it's been pointed out that Amaury is the lead dev of Bitcoin ABC, the main client used for BCH, but he isn't technically the lead dev for BCH - apologies for the inaccurate wording). I like that many of Amaury's opinions seem fairly independent, rather than sticking to a party line. In this long-form interview, we talk about Amaury's initial interest in Bitcoin, why he started Bitcoin ABC, the software behind Bitcoin Cash, and what he saw as three critical mistakes he believed would prevent a big block fork from becoming the majority chain at launch. So BCH haters, put down the pitchforks for a second and give this a listen to better understand the French Bitcoiner known as Deadalnix.

EPISODE LINKS

Amaury on Twitter
https://twitter.com/deadalnix

Thomson M05 (School Computer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomson_MO5

HACK (Facebook Programming Langauge)
https://hacklang.org/

D (Programming Language)
https://dlang.org

Cypress Financial Crisis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2%80%9313_Cypriot_financial_crisis

Bitcoin ABC
https://www.bitcoinabc.org

Extension Blocks
https://www.coindesk.com/purse-proposal-touts-extension-blocks-bitcoin-scaling-solution

ViaBTC
https://www.viabtc.com

Segwit Is Not Great, by Amaury Sƒchet
https://www.deadalnix.me/2016/10/17/segwit-is-not-great

Emergency Difficulty Adjustment (EDA)https://news.bitcoin.com/the-bitcoin-cash-community-debates-future-difficulty-adjustments

Free Trader's Github Blog
https://ftrader.github.io

Emergent Consensus
https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/why-bitcoin-unlimiteds-emergent-consensus-gamble

The Cathedral and the Bazaar (musings on Linux and Open Source...)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cathedral_and_the_Bazaar

Tokens on Bitcoin Cash
https://www.yours.org/content/overview-of-tokens-for-bitcoin-cash--bch--d2f928455dca

Cash Shuffle (BCH mixing protocol for fungibility)
https://cashshuffle.com

Grin (Nimble Wimble implementation)
https://grin-tech.org

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#246 Guy Zyskind: Enigma - Providing Scalable Privacy-Preservation to Smart Contacts

2 weeks 5 days ago

Privacy and scalability are arguably the most challenging issues blockchains face. Scalable privacy-preserving state machines are inherently difficult. While cryptocurrencies like Zcash have proven trustworthy for simple transactions, privacy in smart contract platforms is an entirely different animal.

We're joined by Guy Zyskind, CEO of Enigma, a platform for scalable decentralized apps which preserves privacy. The Enigma network treats Ethereum smart contracts as 'œsecret contracts' and can perform computations on encrypted data. Inputs are broken into pieces and distributed to network nodes which perform computations on a segment of the full data. Once returned to the Ethreum chain, data is reassembled and may be decrypted to reveal the result. Leveraging secure multi-party computation and Trusted Execution Environments (TEE), Enigma prevents a malicious actor from gaining access to the input data and the computation results.

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Guy's background and secure computation research at MIT
  • The different approaches to privacy preservation in computing
  • The different multi-party computations methods and how they work
  • Fully Homomorphic Encryption in the context of MPC
  • How Enigma would preserve privacy for a simple application like tallying votes
  • How Enigma reads encrypted data from the Ethereum network and leverages Trusted Execution Environments to perform computations
  • How developers build smart contracts which use Enigma
  • The role of the Enigma token as an incentive mechanism
  • How Enigma ensures network availability by penalizing nodes which go offline
  • The current state of the project and upcoming milestones

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The Tatiana Show - Lisa Cheng of Etherparty

2 weeks 6 days ago

Topics Include:
-- Smart Contracts
-- Automates Tokenization
-- Blockchain marketing
-- Security Audits

About the Guests:
-- Lisa Cheng is the Founder and Head of R&D of Etherparty. She currently serves as an Advisor for emerging tech startups and has an expertise in Business Development and Product Strategy. Her background includes Fortune 500 companies, Enterprise Sales, Big Data, and SaaS.

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The Crypto Show: Chuck Williams & PhoenixCrypto.com

3 weeks 1 day ago

Today Chuck, Doug and Danny dive into some crypto basics. Doug as always being the proprietor of Phoenix Crypto an ATM and Blockchain training service in Phoenix Arizona comes to us from the studio in Phoenix. Chuck and Danny join in from Denver Co.In the coming weeks we'll be adding a new show on the Bloomberg Business radio channels in Miami, Houston, Denver and San Francisco so stay tune for that.We are really looking forward to reaching outside of the microcosm of Crypto and reaching new users in the general public hopefully creating a new Cryptophiles.

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What Bitcoin Did #27 An Interview with Lyn Ulbricht

3 weeks 3 days ago

'œThat's why the founders wrote the 6th ammendment, to protect the accused from judges, just on their own, deciding that something is true without the ruling of 12 jury members.'

'" Lyn Ulbricht

Interview location: Skype

Interview date: Tue 23rd July 2018

Campaign: Free Ross

I first met Lyn Ulbricht in Austin in March earlier this year to discuss the case of her son, Ross Ulbricht, the founder of the online marketplace: The Silk Road. Our interview was before the decision of the Supreme Court to decline their petition to have the case reviewed.

Ross and the family are now left with very few options and are focused on raising awareness in political circles in search of clemency from the President.

If you are interested in the case and did not hear my first interview with Lyn, I would recommend listening to it or watching the interview on YouTube.

The petition to the Supreme Court focused on alleged violations of both the 4th and 6th amendments, yet the Supreme Court denied Ross a retrial and provided no comment. The case is widely misunderstood, often with those not aware of the full facts of the case raising the charge of murder for hire as justification for the sentence, a charge which has been dropped.

Ross is facing the rest of his life in prison for what was a non-violent crime, and for which the Drug Policy Alliance said:

In a world operating on the modus operandi of prohibition, users are often left in the dark and all sorts of other precarious situations; purchasing at music festivals is one glaring example. 'œThe overwhelming consensus among users of the Silk Road,' Bartlett realized, 'œwas that the quality of the product was far higher and its purity far more reliable than anything you'd find on a street corner.' Goodbye stranger-danger, dark alleyways, and unknown/unlabeled substances. The Global Drug Survey of 2015 confirmed this, stating 'œreduced rates of exposure to violence, less adulterated drugs, more confidence in product quality and removal from street dealing were clear benefits.' Will this access lead some to experimenting with other drugs? Sure, maybe. What's clear however, is within this system, people are able to better regulate and reduce harm associated with their drug use.

In this interview, I talk to Lyn about the denial of the Supreme Court, the support of the Libertarian Party, the petition for clemency and life for Ross inside the prison.

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The Crypto Show: Hacker Eijah AKA Eric J Anderson On Promether And DemoNSAw

3 weeks 3 days ago

Eijah joins us in studio today to talk about the latest on Promether. We are also joined by my cohost Doug owner of PhoenixCrypto who offers a wide range of services to the Phoenix area, such as ATM's and training classes. Alex the owner of Classic Crust Pizza which seems to be Phoenix's mecca for Crypto also has a very interesting project that he's working on that incorporates ring signatures into Ethereum.

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