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The Bitcoin Game, hosted by Rob Mitchell, is a podcast dedicated to exploring Bitcoin and cryptocurrency topics. Part of the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network since 2014.

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The Bitcoin Game, hosted by Rob Mitchell, is a podcast dedicated to exploring Bitcoin and cryptocurrency topics. Part of the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network since 2014.

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The most underrated BTC podcasts

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Rob is an absolute pro and he always seems to get the very best guest on to his show. Extremely high signal BTC only podcast.

One of the best crypto interview shows!

By JacknNYC - Sep 30 2018
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Rob always brings in interesting guests that really know about the cryptocurrency space. He lets his guest speak and doesn't interrupt them, even if the guest might not share his point of view. I feel like I'm always learning something new listening to his show. It's also cool to check out the back catalog and how surreal it is to hear Bitcoin described in the hundreds instead of thousands.

iTunes Ratings

8 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
0
1
0
0

The most underrated BTC podcasts

By Raginggrandma - Oct 05 2019
Read more
Rob is an absolute pro and he always seems to get the very best guest on to his show. Extremely high signal BTC only podcast.

One of the best crypto interview shows!

By JacknNYC - Sep 30 2018
Read more
Rob always brings in interesting guests that really know about the cryptocurrency space. He lets his guest speak and doesn't interrupt them, even if the guest might not share his point of view. I feel like I'm always learning something new listening to his show. It's also cool to check out the back catalog and how surreal it is to hear Bitcoin described in the hundreds instead of thousands.
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The Bitcoin Game

Latest release on Mar 30, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Bitcoin Game #71: Brian Lockhart

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Welcome to episode 71 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell.

I met Brian Lockhart while having lunch at Bitcoin 2019 this summer. Brian recently joined the team at Casa, which happened to have just released details on the Node 2. So this seemed like the perfect time to have Brian as a guest.

I learned a lot from Brian, including how Bitcoin got on his radar (hint: it's the tech), his five-year Bitcoin Rip Van Winkle experience, and the Casa Node 2. We even review some recently highlighted security trade-offs with the Node, as well as my own case of Lightning fever.

If you've ever wanted to know more about Brian Lockhart or the Casa Node, this episode is for you!

LINKS

Brian on Twitter https://twitter.com/BrianLockhart

Casa on Twitter https://twitter.com/casahodl

Casa https://keys.casa

Bitcoin 2019 https://www.bitcoin2019conference.com/bitcoin-2019

BitBlockBoom! https://bitblockboom.com

Latin American Bitcoin Conference https://www.labitconf.com

Quant https://www.investopedia.com/articles/financialcareers/08/quants-quantitative-analyst.asp

Black–Scholes Model https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black%E2%80%93Scholes_model

Trace Mayer on Stephan Livera Podcast https://stephanlivera.com/episode/115

Microsoft Xbox https://www.xbox.com

Bitcoin White Paper https://bitcoin.org/bitcoin.pdf

Tableau Software https://www.tableau.com

Altcoin https://bitcoinmagazine.com/guides/what-altcoin

Ethereum https://www.ethereum.org

Seattle Bitcoin Meetup https://www.meetup.com/seabtc

ICO https://www.investopedia.com/news/what-ico

Lightning Network https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_Network

Michael Flaxman on The Bitcoin Game https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-70-michael-flaxman-securing-bitcoin

Bryan Bishop on Stephan Livera Podcast https://stephanlivera.com/episode/108

Casa Keymaster https://keys.casa/keymaster

Casa Node 2 https://blog.keys.casa/announcing-casa-node-2

Casa Gold https://blog.keys.casa/casa-gold-membership-overview-casa-node

Nodl https://www.nodl.it

Lightning in a Box https://lightninginabox.co

RaspiBlitz https://github.com/rootzoll/raspiblitz

My Node http://mynodebtc.com

BTCPay https://btcpayserver.org

Electrum https://electrum.org

Block Explorer https://wiki.trezor.io/Blockchain_explorer

Addressing Security Concerns about Casa Node https://blog.keys.casa/addressing-security-concerns-about-casa-node/

Electrum Will Support Lightning Payments (coded in Python) https://tftc.io/martys-bent/issue-590 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5192855.0

Lightning Labs https://lightning.engineering

Lightning Network Trust Torch https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/lightning-torchs-bitcoin-payment-is-running-a-worldwide-marathon

Zap Wallet https://zap.jackmallers.com

Casa Sats App https://blog.keys.casa/announcing-sats-app-with-satsback

What are “Sats”? https://cryptocurrencyfacts.com/what-are-sats

Peter Todd on The Bitcoin Game https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-34-bitcoin-core-dev-peter-todd

Dr. Adam Back on The Bitcoin Game (Part 1) https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-59-dr-adam-back

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While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world-famous Bitcoin Keychain.

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Bitcoin Keychains - BTCKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell, or from a jam.

All music in this episode was created by me, or is from jamming with Mike Coleman and Steve Lunn.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from SoundCloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the SoundCloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Oct 25 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #2: The Bitcoin Game #64: Farbood Nivi of Coinmine

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The other day, an interesting post crossed my path on "Crypto Twitter." This guy was super excited about receiving his Coinmine, a device I was not familiar with. It appeared to be a plug-and-play multi-purpose GPU miner and Bitcoin/Lightning Network full node. And it looked pretty. I was intrigued. I started investigating the product, and quickly discovered that Coinminer's headquarters is right here in Los Angeles. And that's how my interview with Farbood Nivi, CEO and co-founder of Coinmine, was conceived.

I hadn't really considered multi-purpose devices such as a Coinmine, which currently can mine Ethereum, Monero, Zcash and Grin. It's not hard to imagine that future incarnations of this product could bring full Bitcoin/Lightning nodes and speculative Cryptocurrency mining to many new mainstream people who are willing to pay a premium for this level of simplicity. Could cloud-controlled plug-and-play devices theoretically give a centralized party too much control over a lot of miners? Please comment below if you have thoughts!

After arranging this interview, Coinmine offered me a $50 discount for listeners, which can be claimed using the discount code BitcoinGame at checkout, or going to this URL: https://coinmine.com/bitcoingame. The Bitcoin Game will receive a referral fee for purchases using this code, however, that did not influence the content of this episode. Before purchasing, please consider electricity usage in addition to the cost of the miner itself, and note that Bitcoin and Lightning Network features are not active yet.

EPISODE LINKS

Coinmine https://coinmine.com

Farbood on Twitter https://twitter.com/farbood

Coinmine co-founder Justin Lambert http://www.justlambert.com

Radeon RX580 https://www.amd.com/en/products/graphics/radeon-rx-580

Casa Node https://keys.casa/lightning-bitcoin-node

Grin https://grin-tech.org

Handshake https://handshake.org

Monero https://www.getmonero.org

Farb's mining article on Hacker Noon https://hackernoon.com/how-at-home-crypto-mining-outperforms-buying-crypto-8f30d87d2348

Compound Finance https://compound.finance

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

The upcoming Bitcoin2019 conference is taking place on June 25 and 26 in San Francisco. There's an amazing line-up of, literally, some of the biggest names in Bitcoin. Go to Bitcoin2019Conference.com now and claim a 25-percent discount with promo code BG25.

Bitcoin2019Conference.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Jun 15 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #3: The Bitcoin Game #59: Dr. Adam Back

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Welcome to episode 59 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part one of an interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. Dr. Back talks about topics such as his first computers, his early privacy-oriented work, Hashcash vs. other proof-of-work, various early electronic money systems, and his work on Bitcoin Confidential Transactions. Get ready to soak in some history from one of the people whose "work" became an integral part of Bitcoin.

EPISODE LINKS

Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter https://twitter.com/adam3us

Dr. Back's Info Page http://www.cypherspace.org/adam

Blockstream https://blockstream.com

Malta (Crypto-friendly) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/how-malta-became-a-hub-of-the-cryptocurrency-world-quicktake

Dr. Back's First Computers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX81 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

PGP https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pretty_Good_Privacy

Cypherpunks Mailing List https://cryptoanarchy.wiki/getting-started/what-is-the-cypherpunks-mailing-list

Adam's Credential Library for Ecash & DigiCash http://cypherspace.org/credlib

David Chaum's Ecash https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecash

Stefan Brands' DigiCash 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DigiCash

Adam Back's Eternity http://www.cypherspace.org/eternity

Usenet News https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet

Pseudonymous Remailers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudonymous_remailer

Hal Finney (integrated PGP into remailers) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Finney_(computer_scientist)

Adam Back's Hashcash 
http://www.hashcash.org

Spam Assassin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_SpamAssassin

Microsoft Digital Postmarks https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Postmarks

SYN Cookies, by Dan Bernstein https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SYN_cookies

Pricing via Processing or Combatting Junk Mail (PDF) http://www.hashcash.org/papers/pvp.pdf

Old communication between Peter Todd, Adam Back and Hal Finney https://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/bluesky/2001-March.txt

Wei Dai's B-Money https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/B-money

Nick Szabo's Bit Gold https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Szabo#Bit_gold

Hal Finney's RPOW - Reusable Proof of Work https://nakamotoinstitute.org/finney/rpow/index.html

TPM - Trusted Platform Module https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module

Confidential Transactions https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

Elements (Sidechain) https://elementsproject.org

Liquid (Sidechain) https://blockstream.com/liquid

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

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BTC Inc is excited to announce its upcoming conference, Distributed Health, November 5 & 6 in Nashville, TN. This is the first conference to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and the healthcare industry. Now in its third year, this two-day event is an opportunity for all members of the ecosystem, including payers, providers, law makers, retailers, investors and innovators, to reshape the future of healthcare.

For more information, visit: health.distributed.com and use the promo code: BTCGAME20 to secure a 20% discount!

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Note: We've recently migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off recently, that's the reason.

Oct 25 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: The Bitcoin Game #56: Paper Wallet Inventor Peter Kroll

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Welcome to episode 56 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I met Peter Kroll at a Bitcoin conference about a year ago. When I asked Peter what his involvement was with Bitcoin, he told me he created the original Bitcoin paper wallet at BitAddress.org. I was pretty impressed, having used his tool often! Peter had kept it a secret that he was behind BitAddress.org until late 2014, and even since then, he's kept a pretty low profile. We cover a ton of topics in this exclusive interview, including Peter's introduction to Bitcoin, his paper wallet system, Bitcoin's division, and much more.

EPISODE LINKS

The First Bitcoin Paper Wallet https://BitAddress.org

Peter's SlashDot introduction to Bitcoin https://news.slashdot.org/story/11/05/19/0149234/mint-it-yourself-with-a-browser-based-bitcoin-miner

Curaçao https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curaçao

Peter "PointBiz" Kroll on BitcoinTalk https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17857

First BitAddress.org thread on BitcoinTalk https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=43496

BitcoinTalk BitAddress.org art contest posted by Mike "Casascius" Caldwellhttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92969

BitAddress.org on GitHub https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org

BitAddress Changelog https://www.bitaddress.org/CHANGELOG.txt.asc

Entropy (Hackaday article) https://hackaday.com/2017/11/02/what-is-entropy-and-how-do-i-get-more-of-it

BitcoinJS https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bitcoinjs-lib

Tom Wu's JSBN Library http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~tjw/jsbn/

Live USB Linux https://www.linuxliveusb.com

BitKey (bootable USB image for cold wallets) https://bitkey.io

Tails https://tails.boum.org

Canton Becker's Bitcoin Paper Wallet https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com

Ian Coleman’s BIP39 Mnemonic Converter Tool https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

Coldlar (new hardware wallet) https://www.coldlar.com

Coinbin (offline transaction signing library, uses QR codes) https://coinb.in

My interview with Jochen “Johoe” Hoenicke, who discovered Android RNG issues related to insecure Bitcoin wallets https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-7-bitcoin-hero-jochen-aka-johoe

Estonia - National ID Card RNG Flaw https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/09/security_flaw_i.html

Generating private keys with dice http://kiararobles.com/blog/generating-private-keys-with-bitcoin-dice.html

Monero https://getmonero.org

Decred https://www.decred.org

The Future Of Bitcoin - Peter Kroll asks Craig Wright some questions @ 1:15:50 https://youtu.be/v1_gxvx_QGo?t=1h15m50s

Counterparty https://counterparty.io

ERC20 https://support.exodus.io/article/108-what-is-an-erc20-token-and-does-exodus-support-it

Peter Kroll - Private Key Custody - Crypto Mexico - Ethereum Devcon 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idLaVk-3pDk

Peter on Twitter https://twitter.com/pointbiz1

Peter on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/user/pointbiz

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSORS

BTC Inc. is excited to announce its conference, Distributed 2018. Distributed 2018 is the result of three industry leaders bridging the gap between the Eastern and Western blockchain initiatives and unlocking the power of a global decentralized ecosystem, the conference is the ideal space to meet and network with the people of today influencing tomorrow’s technology.

An opportunity to deepen your understanding of blockchain technology, gain strategic insights, and grow your network, Distributed is dedicated to bringing the best minds in blockchain together. for more information or to order tickets, visit: https://2018.distributed.com.

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork - Pen.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com Litecoin Keychains - LKeychain.com Bitcoin Fork Pens - BitcoinForks.com All of the above on Amazon - BitcoinNovelties.com

Here are some tipping addresses (Lightning tipping, coming soon!)

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Note: We've recently migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off recently, that's the reason.

Jul 04 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #5: The Bitcoin Game #61: Journalist Leigh Cuen

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Welcome to episode 61 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In less than two years in the space, Leigh Cuen has become a mainstay in cryptocurrency journalism, as well as a highly elite user of GIFs on Crypto-Twitter. It was interesting to learn more about this prolific writer's background, thoughts about cryptocurrency, and even some basics about the business of journalism.

EPISODE LINKS

Leigh on Twitter https://twitter.com/la__cuen

Leigh's Coindesk Articles https://www.coindesk.com/author/lcuen

Poet takes revolution from Facebook to the world, by Leigh Cuen https://www.salon.com/2013/06/30/poet_takes_revolution_from_facebook_to_the_world

A 'new poetry' emerges from Syria's civil war, by Leigh Cuenhttps://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/09/20139784442125773.html

How Fintech Plays Into The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, by Leigh Cuen https://www.ibtimes.com/how-fintech-plays-israeli-palestinian-conflict-2592984

How Iranian Women Became the Queens of Online Shopping, by Leigh Cuen https://www.racked.com/2017/5/10/15450318/iran-online-shopping-women-tech

Trump Lies About the Status of the Economy, by Leigh Cuen https://www.teenvogue.com/story/trump-lies-about-the-status-of-the-economy

Pete Rizzo https://twitter.com/pete_rizzo_

Marc Hochstein https://twitter.com/MarcHochstein

Zack Seward https://twitter.com/zackseward

The Bitcoin Standard, by Saifedean Ammous https://amzn.to/2EGjGV9

There’s No Crypto Winter in Argentina..., by Leigh Cuen https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-startups-in-argentina-inflation-bitcoin

Bitcoin’s Warrior Queen: Lightning’s Elizabeth Stark..., by Leigh Cuen https://www.coindesk.com/coindesk-most-influential-blockchain-2018-elizabeth-stark

KPI (key performance indicator) https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-most-popular-KPIs-for-the-online-media-industry

Mastering Bitcoin, by Andreas M. Antonopoulos https://bitcoinbook.info

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSORS

The upcoming Bitcoin2019 conference is taking place on June 25 and 26 in San Francisco. There's an amazing line-up of speakers, and it's one of the most affordable Bitcoin conferences around. Go to Bitcoin2019Conference.com now and claim a 25 percent discount with promo code BG25.

Bitcoin2019Conference.com

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off, that's the reason.

Mar 04 2019

49mins

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Rank #6: The Bitcoin Game #67: Eric Martindale and Fabric

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Welcome to episode 67 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Eric Martindale is a hardcore cypherpunk hacker. We get some details about Eric's past and present, including the well-known Bitcoin companies Eric has worked for, and Fabric, a decentralized, peer-to-peer protocol, created with the goal of replacing our current broken internet. EPISODE LINKS

Eric on Twitter https://twitter.com/martindale

Fabric https://fabric.pub

Fabric on Twitter https://twitter.com/FabricProtocol

BitPay (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitPay

Schildbach Wallet (Github) https://github.com/bitcoin-wallet/bitcoin-wallet

Airbitz (Wiki) https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Airbitz

Blockstream (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockstream

Adam Back (The Bitcoin Game) https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-59-dr-adam-back

Elements Sidechain https://elementsproject.org

Liquid Sidechain https://blockstream.com/liquid

The Halting Problem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halting_problem

Byzantine Generals Problem (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine_fault

Homomorphic Encryption (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homomorphic_encryption

RPG games https://www.roleplaygateway.com

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world-famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Infowars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BTCKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Jul 12 2019

48mins

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Rank #7: The Bitcoin Game #62: Michel Rauchs of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance

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Welcome to episode 62 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Michel Rauchs is the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain lead at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF). For the past few years, Michel has devoted his life to studying the space, and he's been a big part of several comprehensive studies that dig into many aspects of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. You'll see Michel and his reports cited in tons of articles, particularly those that focus on Bitcoin's energy use. I hope you enjoy Michel as my guest on today's episode.

EPISODE LINKS

Michel Rauchs on Twitter https://twitter.com/mrauchs

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/ccaf

CCAF (2017) - Global Cryptocurrency Benchmarking Study https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/global-cryptocurrency

CCAF (December 2018) - 2nd Global Cryptoasset Benchmarking Study (Section 7 has mining stats and map) https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/2nd-global-cryptoasset-benchmark-study

CCAF (August 2018) - Distributed Ledger Technology Systems https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems

Marc Bevand (2017) - Electricity consumption of Bitcoin https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/faculty-research/centres/alternative-finance/publications/distributed-ledger-technology-systems

Michel's 2018 Blog post, "A note on censorship resistance" https://mrauchs.com/2018/10/a-note-on-censorship-resistance

Michel Rauchs, Xmas Lecture (December 2017) https://youtu.be/BTp3o60xcEI

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSORS

The upcoming Bitcoin2019 conference is taking place on June 25 and 26 in San Francisco. There's an amazing line-up of speakers, and it's one of the most affordable Bitcoin conferences around. Go to Bitcoin2019Conference.com now and claim a 25-percent discount with promo code BG25.

Bitcoin2019Conference.com

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Apr 12 2019

57mins

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Rank #8: The Bitcoin Game #63: John Carvalho

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Welcome to episode 63 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. John Carvalho has been making waves in Bitcoin for a number of years, never afraid to mix it up regarding cryptocurrency topics. From content creator to entrepreneur to chief communications officer at Bitrefill, John is a very active player in the world of Bitcoin. We cover a wide range of topics in this interview.

EPISODE LINKS

John on Twitter https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog

Bitrefill https://www.bitrefill.com

John's BTC Merch (includes #LNTrustchain & #WeAreAllHodlonaut) https://bitcointel.pro

John's (Old) Blog http://bitcoinerrorlog.com

Bitcoin Uncensored https://soundcloud.com/bitcoinuncensored

John Carvalho debates Roger Ver https://youtu.be/OJT2CbfHTpo

John's CV Tweet https://twitter.com/BitcoinErrorLog/status/1062108829142388737

Bitrefill's Thor Turbo https://www.bitrefill.com/thor-turbo-channels

Bitrefill: 2% Discount on Lightning Payments https://blog.bitrefill.com/lightning-network-discounts-at-bitrefill-a3a0e94c4f48

Lightning Network Wiki https://bitcoin.it/wiki/Lightning_Network

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSORS

The upcoming Bitcoin2019 conference is taking place on June 25 and 26 in San Francisco. There's an amazing line-up of speakers, and it's one of the most affordable Bitcoin conferences around. Go to Bitcoin2019Conference.com now and claim a 25-percent discount with promo code BG25.

Bitcoin2019Conference.com

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

May 03 2019

51mins

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Rank #9: The Bitcoin Game #58: Jennifer Zhu Scott

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Welcome to episode 58 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In January of this year, I saw lots of talk about the World Economic Forum’s speeches and panels in Davos. Even Donald Trump spoke at this event. But the panel I was most interested in was called The Crypto Asset Bubble, and it featured Nobel Prize Laureate Robert Shiller. I didn’t know any of the other panelists, but the one who stuck out to me the most was Jennifer Zhu Scott. She seemed very pro-Bitcoin and was a very eloquent speaker. I wondered why I'd never heard of her before. I immediately invited Jen to be a guest on my podcast, and we finally connected just a bit ago, thanks to Twitter. We cover many topics including the World Economic Forum, her favorite project, China, and her involvement in the hit HBO series, Silicon Valley.

EPISODE LINKS

“The Crypto-Asset Bubble” - Davos 2018, World Economic Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MZv9fLLfa4

World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org

Radian Partners http://www.radian.partners

Otoy Octane https://home.otoy.com/render/octane-render

Viral Fake Robot Video https://youtu.be/bA21AhgYwHM

Adam Series https://youtu.be/GXI0l3yqBrA

Render Token https://rendertoken.com

HBO's Silicon Valley - "Initial Coin Offering" https://www.hbo.com/silicon-valley/season-5/7-initial-coin-offering/synopsis

Jen Zhu Scott on Twitter https://twitter.com/jenzhuscott

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork - Pen.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com Litecoin Keychains - LKeychain.com Bitcoin Fork Pens - BitcoinForks.com All of the above on Amazon - BitcoinNovelties.com

Here are some tipping addresses (Lightning tipping, coming soon!)

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Note: We've recently migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off recently, that's the reason.

Sep 12 2018

52mins

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Rank #10: The Bitcoin Game #66: Jeremy Rubin

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Welcome to episode 66 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. My second interview at the recent Bitcoin 2019 conference in San Francisco was with Jeremy Rubin, a fascinating guy who has contributed a ton to Bitcoin. We review Jeremy's background, discuss his current project (a BIP intended to aid with scaling pressures), and we revisit his controversial idea of a Bitcoin reorg in the wake of the recent Binance hack. And a lot more! Jeremy provides some pretty compelling content; I bet you'll enjoy this interview.

EPISODE LINKS

Jeremy's Website https://rubin.io

Jeremy on Twitter https://twitter.com/JeremyRubin

Tidbit Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tidbit

Coinhive (similar to Tidbit, more recent) https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/03/who-and-what-is-coinhive

MIT Bitcoin $100 Giveaway (Coindesk article) https://www.coindesk.com/time-we-gave-500000-bitcoin-college-kids

Period of Exclusivity Encourages Early Adopters, by Christian Catalini http://news.mit.edu/2017/bitcoin-study-period-exclusivity-encourages-early-adopters-0713

MIT Digital Currency Initiative https://dci.mit.edu

Bitcoin Core https://bitcoin.org

OP_SECURETHEBAG https://github.com/JeremyRubin/bips/blob/op-secure-the-bag/bip-secure-the-bag.mediawiki

Article on Jeremy's BIP from The Block https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/05/24/proof-of-work-a-bitcoin-covenant-proposal

BIP - Bitcoin Improvement Proposal https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin_Improvement_Proposals

Bitcoin Optech Newsletter https://bitcoinops.org/en/newsletters

HTLC - Hash Time Locked Contracts Wiki https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hash_Time_Locked_Contracts

Jeremy's Initial Tweet about Binance Hack Reorg https://twitter.com/JeremyRubin/status/1125919526485254144

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world-famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Infowars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Jul 02 2019

59mins

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Rank #11: The Bitcoin Game #69: Doug Scribner's Smart ATM

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Welcome to episode 69 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I attended Bitcoin 2019 in June and recorded a bunch of great interviews. But only one interview was with someone I kind of knew, and that was Doug Scribner. He's been in the scene a long time, and recalls buying Bitcoin at Porcfest from Charlie Shrem, Erik Voorhees, and Roger Ver. His first major project, WatchMyBit, was a bit ahead of its time (pun unintended). Now he's focused on Vault Logic, a multi-purpose, Bitcoin-capable, "Smart ATM" hardware and software platform.

EPISODE LINKS

Doug Scribner on Twitter https://twitter.com/dougscrib

VaultLogic https://vaultlogic.com

VaultLogic on Twitter https://twitter.com/realvaultlogic

Early article on Robocoin (Wired) https://www.wired.com/2013/10/bitcoin-atm-gallery

Quorum (JP Morgan) https://www.goquorum.com

Cryptospace https://www.cryptospaceus.com

Article on Overstock's Patrick Byrne and Ravencoin https://www.cryptoglobe.com/latest/2019/06/ravencoin-rvn-overstock-ceos-favorite-altcoin-is-up-497-year-to-date

Medici Ventures (subsidiary of Overstock) https://www.mediciventures.com

Aug 05 2019

32mins

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Rank #12: The Bitcoin Game #68: Paul Sztorc

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Welcome to episode 68 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I introduced myself to Paul Sztorc at Bitcoin 2019and asked him if he'd be up for an interview. I was thrilled that he gave me an unqualified "yes." This ended up being, by far, my longest interview of the conference, and I appreciate that Paul was willing to hang out with me for a big chunk of the second day of the event. I really feel like I got to know Paul in this longest episode I've released in awhile. Hope you enjoy it!

EPISODE LINKS

Paul Sztorc on Twitter https://twitter.com/Truthcoin

Truthcoin https://www.truthcoin.info

Bitcoin Hivemind http://bitcoinhivemind.com

Drivechain https://www.drivechain.info

Link to Paul's Bitcoin 2019 Panel https://youtu.be/gCtwg7Qecc4

Paul Sztorc talks about Sidechains, Drivechain, and Liquid on Let's Talk Bitcoin https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-377-sidechains-drivechains-and-the-apple-store

Is everything we eat associated with cancer? A systematic cookbook review. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23193004

Bill Nordhaus https://economics.yale.edu/people/william-d-nordhaus

Buzzfeed's Intrade Article https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewrice/the-fall-of-intrade-and-the-business-of-betting-on-real-life

Howard Dean's Yell https://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2008/01/17/the-battle-cry-that-backfired

Election Betting Odds https://electionbettingodds.com

Cassandra https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra

R https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_(programming_language)

My episode with Adam Back focusing on Liquid (we discuss Paul Sztorc at 50:47) https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-60-dr-adam-back-part-2-liquid

Futarchy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futarchy

The Wisdom of Crowds https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wisdom_of_Crowds

My 2015 Interview with Joey Krug (starts at 32:40) https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-15-fun-interviews-at-the-texas-bitcoin-conference-kickoff-party

Augur https://www.augur.net

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world-famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Infowars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BTCKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Jul 18 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #13: The Bitcoin Game #60: Dr. Adam Back Part 2 - Liquid

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Welcome to episode 60 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm happy to bring to you part two of my interview with Cypherpunk and CEO of Blockstream, Dr. Adam Back. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Liquid, Blockstream's new federated sidechain. There's a lot more to Liquid than I realized, and it's fascinating to hear tons of details about the protocol. I lead us astray with some of my questions, but Dr. Back never fails to drop tons of crypto-knowledge.

And if you missed the first part of my interview, give episode 59 a listen to hear a great Cypherpunk history lesson.

EPISODE LINKS

First half of our interview (The Bitcoin Game #59) https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-59-dr-adam-back

Adam Back (Adam3us) on Twitter https://twitter.com/adam3us

Dr. Back's Info Page http://www.cypherspace.org/adam

Blockstream https://blockstream.com

Lightning Network White Paper by Joseph Poon & Thaddeus Dryja https://lightning.network/lightning-network-paper.pdf

Duplex Micropayment Channels by Christian Decker & Roger Wattenhofer https://www.tik.ee.ethz.ch/file/716b955c130e6c703fac336ea17b1670/duplex-micropayment-channels.pdf

ETHZ (where Christian Decker earned his Bitcoin PhD) https://www.ethz.ch/de.html

Rusty Russell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty_Russell

C-Lightning https://github.com/ElementsProject/lightning

Liquid https://blockstream.com/liquid

Liquid Assets https://blockstream.com/2018/07/02/liquid-issued-assets

Confidential Transactions https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/confidential-transactions-how-hiding-transaction-amounts-increases-bitcoin-privacy-1464892525

ERC-20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ERC-20

Counterparty https://counterparty.io/docs/faq-xcp

UTXO https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unspent_transaction_output

Bulletproofs https://crypto.stanford.edu/bulletproofs https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/1066.pdf

Tether https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tether_(cryptocurrency)

Proof of Burn https://www.coinbureau.com/education/proof-of-burn-explained

Public Key vs. Public Address https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3filud/whats_the_difference_between_public_key_and

Lamport Signatures https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamport_signature

The Byzantine Generals Problem https://people.eecs.berkeley.edu/~luca/cs174/byzantine.pdf

Schnorr Signatures https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schnorr_signature

ECDSA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliptic_Curve_Digital_Signature_Algorithm

Denial-of-Service Attack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

Tor https://www.torproject.org

Liquid Block Explorer https://blockstream.com/2018/08/02/accelerating-liquid-adoption-liquid-block-explorer

NBitcoin by Nicolas Dorier https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/768412/NBitcoin-The-most-complete-Bitcoin-port-Part-Crypt

Green Address Wallet https://greenaddress.it

KYC Compliance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_your_customer

Paul Sztorc talks about Sidechains, Drivechain, Liquid https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/lets-talk-bitcoin-377-sidechains-drivechains-and-the-apple-store

RootStock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RootStock

Spark Lightning Wallet by Nadav Ivgi https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/spark-new-gui-lightning-wallet-bitcoin-now-available-download

Lightning Splice-In, Splice Out (and more) https://medium.com/@pierre_rochard/day-2-of-the-chaincode-labs-lightning-residency-669aecab5f16

SPV Wallet https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Simplified_Payment_Verification

Neutrino Lite Bitcoin Client https://github.com/lightninglabs/neutrino/blob/master/README.md

Lightning Watchtower https://www.coindesk.com/laolu-building-watchtower-fight-bitcoin-lightning-fraud/

ABCore by Lawrence Nahum (BTC full node on Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greenaddress.abcore

Hardware Wallet https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Hardware_wallet

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSORS

BTC Inc is excited to announce its upcoming conference, Distributed Health, November 5 & 6 in Nashville, TN. This is the first conference to bridge the gap between blockchain technology and the healthcare industry. Now in its third year, this two-day event is an opportunity for all members of the ecosystem, including payers, providers, law makers, retailers, investors and innovators, to reshape the future of healthcare.

For more information, visit: health.distributed.com and use the promo code: BTCGAME20 to secure a 20% discount!

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Note: We've recently migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off recently, that's the reason.

Nov 04 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #14: The Bitcoin Game #65: Jimmy Song

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Welcome to episode 65 of The Bitcoin Game. I'm Rob Mitchell, and I just got back from the Bitcoin 2019 conference in San Francisco. I'm really glad I decided to attend after taking a long break from conferences, as I had a great time and got some really good interviews. I'm going to release them in the order I recorded them, so up first is Jimmy Song.

Oh, I also want listener feedback. This interview is unedited, whereas my typical episodes are heavily edited, with the goal of delivering the most listenable and content-dense experience possible. And I really love editing out dumb things I say! But all that editing takes a lot of time, and it really reduces the amount of content I release. Just comment on this episode's show notes page, or I'm theBTCgame on Twitter. I've got some cool Bitcoin stuff to give away to a few people who give me feedback, in case you need additional incentive.

EPISODE LINKS

Jimmy's Website https://programmingbitcoin.com

Jimmy on Twitter https://twitter.com/@JimmySong

Colored Coins Wiki https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Colored_Coins

Monetas http://opentransactions.org/wiki/Monetas

Amory Wiki https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Armory

Paxos Wiki https://en.everybodywiki.com/Paxos_(company)

Jimmy's Early 2017 Blog Post https://medium.com/@jimmysong/why-bitcoin-will-get-scaling-without-segwit-or-large-blocks-772799fab021

RubenSomsen's Blind Statechains presentation at Breaking Bitcoin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqhxPWsJFZE&t=17935s

Statechains White Paper https://github.com/RubenSomsen/rubensomsen.github.io/blob/master/img/statechains.pdf

The Bitcoin spinner I designed, 3D-printed, and gave to Jimmy. You might win one if you give feedback on this episode!

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world-famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the Soundcloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Jun 29 2019

37mins

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Rank #15: The Bitcoin Game #70: Michael Flaxman, Securing Bitcoin

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Welcome to episode 70 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. I'm always wanting to learn things via my podcast, and hopefully it helps others learn too. So when I heard Michael Flaxman on Stephan Livera's podcast, I thought he was such a compelling guest that I just had to have him on The Bitcoin Game. In this episode we dive into details about Bitcoin, security, and multisig.

LINKS

Michael Flaxman on Twitter https://twitter.com/mflaxman

Michael Flaxman's Website https://www.michaelflaxman.com

Michael Flaxman's Bitcoin Multisig Hardware Wallet Comparison https://bitcoin-hardware-wallet.github.io

Michael's In-Depth Article on Multisig Coming Soon!

Michael Flaxman on Stephan Livera Podcast (Hardware Wallets) https://stephanlivera.com/episode/97

Mt. Gox https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mt._Gox

2014 Proof of Reserves article https://www.coindesk.com/krakens-audit-proves-holds-100-bitcoins-reserve

PyCoin (Open Source Library) https://pypi.org/project/pycoin/0.51

Shamir's Shared Secret https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamir%27s_Secret_Sharing

Coldcard Hardware Wallet https://coldcardwallet.com

Trezor Hardware Wallet https://trezor.io

Ledger Hardware Wallet https://www.ledger.com

Hardware Wallet Passphrase (Trezor guide) https://blog.trezor.io/passphrase-the-ultimate-protection-for-your-accounts-3a311990925b

Hardware Wallet Mnemonic Seed Phrase / BIP 39 https://en.bitcoinwiki.org/wiki/Mnemonic_phrase

Ian Coleman's BIP 39 Tool https://iancoleman.io/bip39

BIP 174 / Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions (PSBT) Github https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/master/bip-0174.mediawiki

Crypto Steel (One of several Seed Backup Solutions) https://cryptosteel.com

Multisig https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Multisignature


Electrum Bitcoin Wallet https://electrum.org

Electrum Personal Server Github https://github.com/chris-belcher/electrum-personal-server

Secure Element (Gemalto site - supplier to Ledger) https://www.justaskgemalto.com/us/what-is-a-secure-element

HD Wallet Hierarchical Deterministic Wallet (HD Wallet) https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Deterministic_wallet

Random Number Generator (RNG) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random_number_generation

Segwit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SegWit

Bitcoin Core https://bitcoin.org/en/download

Graphical User Interface (GUI) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface

Bitcoin Testnet https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Testnet

Nonce https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_nonce

Tails OS https://tails.boum.org

If you liked this episode, I bet you'll like my fairly exclusive interviews with Peter Kroll, the creator of the paper wallet, and white-hat hacker Johoe, who recovered Bitcoin during the 2013 Android RNG issue.

The Bitcoin Game #56: Paper Wallet Inventor Peter Kroll https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-56-paper-wallet-inventor-peter-kroll

The Bitcoin Game #7: Bitcoin Hero Jochen AKA Johoe https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-7-bitcoin-hero-jochen-aka-johoe

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world-famous Bitcoin Keychain.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Infowars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BTCKeychain.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Lightning Network tipping: https://tippin.me/@TheBTCGame

Note: We've migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from SoundCloud to Libsyn. So if you noticed the SoundCloud numbers aren't nearly as high as they used to be, that's the reason.

Sep 08 2019

1hr 29mins

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Rank #16: The Bitcoin Game #57: BCH Lead Dev Amaury Séchet

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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 Séchet, 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 Séchet 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

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork - Pen.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com Litecoin Keychains - LKeychain.com Bitcoin Fork Pens - BitcoinForks.com All of the above on Amazon - BitcoinNovelties.com

Here are some tipping addresses (Lightning tipping, coming soon!)

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Note: We've recently migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off recently, that's the reason.

Aug 02 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #17: The Bitcoin Game #55: Cryptograffiti

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Welcome to episode 55 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In today's episode, I'm happy to present an interview with one of the most well-known fine artists in the cryptocurrency space, Cryptograffiti. I'm a huge fan of his work, and was happy to get to learn a bit more about him. Check out his art in the links below.

SHOW LINKS

Cryptograffiti’s Site https://cryptograffiti.com

Twitter @Cryptograffiti https://twitter.com/cryptograffiti

Instagram @Cryptograffiti https://www.instagram.com/cryptograffiti

Nakamoto https://cryptograffiti.com/collections/fine-art/products/nakamoto-2014

Wired: The Rise And Fall of Bitcoin https://www.wired.com/2011/11/mf_bitcoin

Casascius Coins https://www.casascius.com

Silk Road https://cryptograffiti.com/collections/fine-art/products/silk-road

Art Show - Proof of Art https://twitter.com/cryptograffiti/status/1000060654990999553

Cryptograffiti’s work featured in the Wall Street Journal https://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/12/11/microsoft-to-allow-bitcoin-payments-for-games-apps-other-content

Cryptograffiti T-shirts https://cryptograffiti.com/collections/mens-shirts

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork - Pen.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com Litecoin Keychains - LKeychain.com Bitcoin Fork Pens - BitcoinForks.com All of the above on Amazon - BitcoinNovelties.com

Here are some tipping addresses (Lightning tipping, coming soon!)

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell, or some funky jam Rob was involved in.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Note: We've recently migrated our RSS feed (and primary content host) from Soundcloud to Libsyn. So if you notice the Soundcloud numbers have dropped off recently, that's the reason.

Jun 16 2018

30mins

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Rank #18: The Bitcoin Game #54: The Current State of Cryptocurrency Panel from SODM18

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Welcome to episode 54 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Back in 2015, I had been waiting and waiting for a Bitcoin conference to be held here in Los Angeles. I finally gave up and booked a trip to the 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference. Of course, shortly after making arrangements to go to Austin, LA’s first Bitcoin conference, The State of Digital Money, was announced. 2018 marks the third year I've participated in SODM, this time moderating a diverse panel of guests speaking on the broad topic of The Current State of Cryptocurrency.

I'll be giving away a Bitcoin Keychain to someone who comments on this show notes page! The winner can opt to receive a Counterparty token, redeemable for a Bitcoin keychain.

SHOW LINKS

State of Digital Money https://stateofdigitalmoney.com

Danny Aranda https://stateofdigitalmoney.com/speakers/danny-aranda

Ryan Singer https://stateofdigitalmoney.com/speakers/1241

John Mercurio https://stateofdigitalmoney.com/speakers/john-mercurio

Ripple https://www.ripple.com

Chia Network https://chia.net

Bitfury http://bitfury.com

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

Here are some tipping addresses (Lightning tipping, coming soon!)

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork - Pen.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com Litecoin Keychains - LKeychain.com Bitcoin Fork Pens - BitcoinForks.com All of the above on Amazon - BitcoinNovelties.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell, or some funky jam Rob was involved in.

Photo courtesy Sam Onat Yilmaz, via Twitter.

The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

May 16 2018

56mins

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Rank #19: The Bitcoin Game #53: Advanced Crypto Taxes with Zac McClure

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Hello, welcome to episode 53 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. In this episode I speak to Zac McClure of TokenTax, in what I feel is one of the most in-depth cryptocurrency tax discussions I’ve ever heard on a podcast. We discuss everything from like-kind cryptocurrency exchanges to the idea of selecting specific cost-basis cryptocurrency when giving a gift. We also cover some of the features of TokenTax, a new service to help people manage cryptocurrency taxes.

If you decide to give TokenTax.usa try, use the discount code BTCGAME for 10% off!

SHOW LINKS

TokenTax https://tokentax.us

Zac McClure on Twitter https://twitter.com/ZacharyMcClure

TokenTax on Twitter https://twitter.com/tokentax

My Intro Tax Talk, Episode #10 with Jake Benson of Libra Tax https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-10-talking-taxes-with-jake-benson

Zac's Tax Talk on Blockchannel https://soundcloud.com/blockchannelshow/episode-38-crypto-taxes-made-easy-with-tokentax

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

Here are some tipping addresses (taxable event, anyone?):

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork - Pen.

As Seen On The Guardian TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Inforwars Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat PRI CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

Bitcoin Keychains - BKeychain.com Litecoin Keychains - LKeychain.com Bitcoin Fork Pens - BitcoinForks.com All of the above on Amazon - BitcoinNovelties.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Gamewas created by Rob Mitchell, or some funky jam Rob was involved in.

The Bitcoin Gamebox art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Mar 24 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #20: The Bitcoin Game #51: Jonas Schnelli, The Bitcoin Core Project Explained

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Hello, welcome to episode 51 of The Bitcoin Game, I'm Rob Mitchell. Since my last episode, we’ve seen the Bitcoin 2X fork called off, and just when it seemed everyone could relax for five minutes, the Bitcoin Cash fork went on a full scale blitz. Bitcoin never disappoints in providing interesting times.

In October, the Los Angeles Bitcoin Meetup featured a talk with Bitcoin Core developer Jonas Schnelli. Jonas gave a presentation called The Bitcoin Core project explained: What is Bitcoin Core and who is behind it. I learned a lot, hope you do too.

Photo courtesy BitcoinMom.

SHOW LINKS

Los Angeles BItcoin Meetup with Jonas Schnelli https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Bitcoin/events/244021004

Bitcoin Core https://bitcoincore.org

Chaincode Labs http://chaincode.com

Blockstream https://blockstream.com

Bitmain https://www.bitmain.com

MIT Digital Currency Initiative http://dci.mit.edu

Digital Bitbox https://digitalbitbox.com

Jonas Twitter https://twitter.com/_jonasschnelli

Jonas GitHub https://github.com/jonasschnelli

STAY IN TOUCH

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!

https://Twitter.com/TheBTCGame http://TheBitcoinGame.com Rob@TheBitcoinGame.com

Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address: 3AYvXZseExRn3Dum8z9tFUk9jtQK6KMU4g

Litecoin tipping address: MCszxWfm4y4Ke39vJZLXwULLRgVmBfJy8z

Bitcoin Cash tipping address: 1EXYkuuQ49uEioTpHY4ZY99edJczbUqQfu

Ethereum tipping address: 0xB8b169192A74746050806671710aeB72F01F6ED1

SPONSOR

While much of a Bitcoiner's time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it's nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own your own Bitcoin Keychainor the newer Bitcoin Fork Pen.

As Seen On TechCrunch Engadget Ars Technica Popular Mechanics Maxim Inc. ViceRT Bitcoin Magazine VentureBeat CoinDesk Washington Post Forbes Fast Company

BKeychain.com BitcoinForks.com

CREDITS

All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Gamewas created by Rob Mitchell.

The Bitcoin Gamebox art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Nov 13 2017

50mins

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