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!
MadBitcoins is a uniquely styled cryptocurrency news resource and we bit his style. Hard. No bad blood though as he comes on the show and we yuck it up about starting a platform such as ours and what it takes to succeed as a successful media outlet. In addition, hot topics of discussion range from sidechains, Blythe ‘Bluth Misters’ Masters, and why Cleveland Brown would be a good bitcoin celebrity endorser.
OH YEAAAAHHH COMING IN WITH THE ELBOW SMASH! If you vote with your feet, you leave an organization and change to a new organization, service, or product. In this case, bitcoin and this week's guest venture capitalist Brock Pierce. He is also managing partner at Blockchain Capital & chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation. In addition to that we review the film DOPE. Also, Demetrick impersonates black celebrities endorsing bitcoin. It's OK, he's black too. He can do dat! Holla!
Bitcoin has mesmerized academics for cutting out the PayPals and governments usually required for digital money. Enter: Ledger. A peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes full-length original research articles on the subjects of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. We chat with managing editors, Prof. Christopher E. Wilmer, University of Pittsburgh, and Richard Ford Burley. Join us this week as they shed some light on the journal as it strives to serve both the general public and the Bitcoin research community through the dissemination of high-quality and timely scholarly content.
They say being drunk is feeling sophisticated without being able to say it. Well we here at the Bitcoin Podcast know that those So every 10th episode we pour up some bubbly and get down to brass tax. This week, friend of the show Marc Buffington cracks open some Bud Light and talks computers, finance, and banking as he joins us in the roundtable. *hic-BUUUUURP*
Is the bitcoin brand disruptive? How do we deal with bitcoin's identity crisis and if it is in fact disruptive, is bitcoins kind of disruption undisciplined or groundbreaking? Gide, a public affairs consulting firm, and the Chamber of Digital Commerce announced a strategic partnership in which Gide will support the Chamber involving this issue. We’ve talked to Perianne Boring about the CDC side of things, now it’s time to invite Gide Principal Arika Pierce to give us some insight on her side of the merger.
Monday June 8, 2015 was a date that will go down in financial history. For on this date, the first cryptosecurity was created. It happened on Overstock.com’s new T0.com cryptosecurity trading platform. Specifically, the first piece of a $25-million digital bond issued by Overstock.com exclusively on the bitcoin blockchain. What better person to swing by and discuss this with us than Judd Bagley, the director of communications at Overstock. Plus, Marcello tells the gang about The Law of Diffusion of Innovation.
Ah, the sky is crystal blue and the birds are chirping. It's another beautiful week at the Bitcoin Podcast. The chickens are roaming, the peacock is up on the roof scouting for pea hens, the pigs are in their sty and farmer Mark Burgunder is sitting at his computer looking at today’s online orders for eggs. We are seeing amazing innovation from the farmers of the world and when you bring bitcoin into the picture you have some real potential for a major civilization upgrade. This week, this 'farmah from down undah' is helping the masses get their first Bitcoin.
We just realized that we are in the first dual revolution since 1848! How so? Well, we will tell you! This week, the CEO of iNation, Christian Saucier, designed something to let users submit documents to the blockchain where they can be held securely. With it, users will be able to keep a perfect copy of their passport or deed or will or other legal document in a cryptographically secure place, and be able to access it at anytime using a mobile app. Doesn't that just blow your hair back? We chat about The Byzantine Generals' Problem, as well as why giving your dad bitcoin for his birthday is the most disappointing gift of all-time.
Are you a victim of getting caught up in the monotony of your everyday life and forget to focus on what is truly important? It’s time to break free of that, at least from your employer. Bitwage bills itself as the world’s first payroll startup to incorporate the cost- and time-saving benefits of Bitcoin. INDIVIDUAL AND EMPLOYER PAYROLL Next-Day Fiat to Bitcoin. Get outta town. Get pumped. Interview with BitWage COO Jonathan Chester joins us this week to discuss how his company brings modern financial tools to those who do not have access to the current banking system. Also joining us is Carrie Scott, the world's first bitcoin pedicab driver!
Girls Gone Wild go for Bitcoin as Sexy Saffron swings by this week to tell us about her site -- the world's 1st BTC only porn membership site! In addition, for the first time in the history of Bitcoin, its very existence has been put into peril by way of what is termed a ‘Hard Fork’ of the protocol. We have watched the situation develop, and we provide our thoughts on the situation as the topic is reaching alarming levels between debaters in the bitcoin community.
We spawn last episodes ‘digi-dough’ joke into a full blown segment where we ask hip-hop artists (Hoodie Allen, Ace Cosgrove, The Roots, The Cool Kids, Zion I) to spit us a line involving bitcoin. In addition to that, gathering friends, followers and “likers” online can only take you so far in the world of networking. Organizing a ‘meetup’ is a great way to move your virtual network to a tangible territory. In addition, we talk to Scott Rose about the bitcoin climate in Austin and what it takes to successfully maintain Austin as ‘the place to be’ within the bitcoin community.
Do you find financial talk a bit...boring? This week, we provide a not so boring perspective on economics by inviting Perianne Boring, Founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, who shares with us some hidden potential benefits of this technology that many don't know about that could have a direct effect on strengthening the economic trajectory of our country moving forward. Oh, and Mike Tyson. We talk about Mike Tyson.
Epic in scope, todays episode is all about the newly released documentary 'Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It'. This film examines the patterns of technological innovation and questions everything you thought you knew about money. If you trust in your money just as it is... this film has news for you. In addition, today's guest is none other than the film director, Torsten Hoffmann, to get a firsthand account of production.
Every 10th episode we do away with the guests, pour up a few adult beverages and get comfortable. Listening to the show is a lot like hanging out in your Dad’s friends’ garage where all the neighborhood guys are gathering to talk about money. That didn't happen in your neighborhood? Well, enjoy the show anyhow! It's SMAGIC!
Bitcoin is truly a game changer in the remittance markets. India received $70 billion dollars and the country has its own homegrown Bitcoin companies and there are many international ones who are looking to set up shop in India. Zebpay is one such homegrown company and this week we caught up with co-founder, Sandeep Goenka, and asked him a few questions.
This week we talk about very important issues as Fereshteh Forough (founder of Code to Inspire) talks to us about her experience as an Afghan refuge who grew up in Iran, and the power that technology and digital currencies have to empower women in even the most oppressive regions of the world.
Holy Greece, Batman! This week is all about the human struggle for the separation of money and state, and about Bitcoin as the instrument by which it will happen. Separation of what people truly need sold to them as what they think they need and people being kept blind of what they do in the veil until it is too late. In addition, serial entrepreneur Erik Voorhees — an outspoken Bitcoin evangelist and CEO of Shapeshift.io, joins us on the show to talk about these topics & more.
Don’t know what a Pequod is? Google it! It’s quite relative to who is joining us at the roundtable this week — WhaleClub TeamSpeak! We invite a few guys from the Bitcoin Trader community of 250+ users that focus all day, everyday on TA & market moving events in the crypto-sphere. In addition, Corey and Demetrick’s old college pal Gray Noguera swings by to tell a tale of mining — and not the black lung kind.
Bitcoin’s true value might not be in the currency itself but in the engine that makes it possible. Data security is becoming the sparkle in bitcoin. We discuss this, as well as invite the CEO of Airbitz, Paul Puey, to talk about how he is making it easy to send and secure this currency and other digital assets while maintaining the highest level of privacy.
Bitcoin's real killer apps won't be alternatives to existing systems, they will solve problems thought impossible before its invention. So what is the current state of bitcoin apps? We offer our thoughts and invite the founders of the investment app Lawnmower to talk about their new innovation.