Jon Fitch says he is “too good anywhere” for most welterweights in MMA. We tend to agree. This weekend he will collide with Joao “The Brazilian Samurai” Zeferino for the vacant World Series of Fighting welterweight (170 pounds) championship at stake. As we anticipate the weigh-ins tomorrow and the actual fight, we talk a bit about being the first MMA fighter to be fully paid in bitcoin. Fitch loves cryptocurrency and he thinks it is bringing about a new form of commerce. Tony Swish and Cello are your guys on the 1's & 2's while the normal gang sit in for this special mid-week roundtable. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!!!
When the blockchain and bitcoin are invisible to the end user, then that must mean that you’re adding some other value to the consumer. Align Commerce enables businesses and payment platforms to send and receive payments in local currency, by using the blockchain as a new payment rail. On the surface, it doesn’t seem like a very exciting premise for a “financial revolution,” but Co-Founder, Aldo Carrascoso joins us in the studio to chat about all this juicy Bitcoin remittances stuff.
Baby girl, whats your name? Let me talk to you, let me buy you a drank. We're the BTC Podcast, you know us! Another drunk episode in the books, ladies and gents. This time around Corey's wife, Erin, joins us with a fancy drink to talk about what it's like being a Bitcoiner's wife. Rather than simply bemoan the lack of ladies in the Bitcoin world, she decided to confront the issue head-on. Drunk. Enjoy, ya filthy savages!
The boys compare Bitcoin to the Animatrix and we invite Emin Gün Sirer, a professor at Cornell University to talk a bit about how he has worked to improve Bitcoin in various ways during these, oh so troubling times. In the past, he's worked on peer-to-peer systems of various kinds. Emin has also built many other academic peer-to-peer systems, and has worked to defend some of the most popular ones in court. Let's get into it!
Aw shit. We're big time now. Yessir, Roger Ver is in the building! If you're into bitcoin and you haven't heard of Roger Ver, well, you're not into bitcoin. He is not your typical millionaire. Dubbed ‘Bitcoin Jesus’, the 35-year-old was the first person to start seeding Bitcoin startups and is a convicted advocate of the cryptocurrency and its potential to revolutionize modern payment systems. We chat about the Blockchain, his team, and his vision for the bitcoin industry. Sadly, Cello and Corey are out this week so host #2 Demetrick is doing this whole shebang solo dolo.
You know that feeling of true love you feel when you read a revolutionary white paper for the first time? Or that feeling of unbounded joy when you realize that there is no counter party risk in this new currency you're using and you've reclaimed your economic freedom? No? Well, Naomi Brockwell has carved out a most unusual career in the US, combining her twin passions for the arts and free-market economics. You see, in order to spread, ideas need a communicator. They need a representative. In short, they need a face. And, what better face than an attractive redhead?