The inevitable and unavoidable Thanksgiving food coma hit all three of us this week but we still came back to give you guys a mini-sode this week. Real-time bitcoin-to-gold exchange and banking 2.0 Vaultoro has reached a significant $2 million milestone in gold trading volume, so to celebrate we grabbed CEO Joshua Scigala, who joins us on the show this week as we dive further into his personal bitcoin story. Gold is a great way to preserve wealth, but it is hard to move around. You do need some kind of alternative, and Bitcoin fits the bill, baby!
We revisit the adult industry this week by featuring upscale London escort agency Fallen Angels. We had a chat with Miss Silvia's trusted colleague Coco, who provided us with great insight on how this industry + bitcoin go hand in hand. The benefits of using Bitcoin were greater for them then the traditional method so much so that they decided to make it their preferred method of payment. Who says humanity’s oldest industry shouldn’t be the one to propel Bitcoin into the future? Giggity Giggity Goo!
We here at The Bitcoin Podcast have been cutting the commerce grass with the ole' Lawnmower App for a little while now. Round up your everyday purchases, invest the spare change into bitcoin, and live your life happy. It's a nice slow n' steady way to accumulate the immortal coin of the almighty. These guys were cool enough to be one of our first guests and they've come back to tell us a bit about some of the cool new features. It's great...and...download the app now and get $5 free. That's free money, bitch! Do it!!
Back in 1999, the price tag of $199 could have secured you a Sega Dreamcast. Fast forward 16 years later, that same price point can acquire a physical bitcoin wallet the size of a credit card. Integrated with a little screen, a camera, a fingerprint sensor (yes, biometric authentication) and a few buttons, Case wallet is capable of executing transactions by itself. CEO Melanie Shapiro swings by to talk about the product and the usual ridiculous shenanigans you come to know and love. Episode 25 baby! Strap in.
This week we revisit the Mike Tyson ATM fiasco but instead of talking about it, we be about it. Peter Klamka, CEO of Bitcoin Direct, said Tyson is popular in several demographic groups — and his partnership has the potential to bring a whole swath of new users to bitcoin. We test this theory by inviting him into the think tank to get a first-hand account at his statements. In addition, we get ambushed by Blythe Meowsters! Oh, and bitcoin’s price is going bonkers. To the moon!