#16 Out & About: ICE Gaming Expo
I visit the ICE gaming expo in London that took place on 26-27 Feb to find out what Bitcoin means to the iGaming industry. A full day of Bitcoin seminars set the stage for a discussion about the opportunity and risks in Bitcoin, specific to the gambling industry. Here I talk to the CEO of Bitgamelabs, Jiten Melwani about how to manage risk. I catch up with Ivan Montik, from Softswiss about how Bitcoin technology can help to verify the fairness of online games and I see an ATM in action that lets you top up your igaming accounts. Finally, I find out what binary options trading is from Robert Olsen.
9 Feb 2015
#15 Out & About: The London Bitcoin Expo
I went along to the London Bitcoin Expo, 2015. This event was held near silicon roundabout, an area known for nurturing start ups, and perhaps more importantly, home to the largest Bitcoin meetup in the world, Coinscrum. I caught up with Hugh Halford Thompson who runs the Robocoin ATM in the Vape Lab, Ledger Wallet co-founder Nicolas Bacca and Vaiex who are a UK exchange and Lamassu ATM operator (Liverpool St Station).
31 Jan 2015
#14 Bitcoin 101
This week I bring you a Bitcoin 101 from Dr Nicolas Courtois, Senior Lecturer in Cryptography at UCL. As a professional code breaker, Nicolas talks first about the problem that cryptography solves with the invention of the blockchain, before going on to talk about Bitcoin, what it is, how it works and the role of miners in the network. First though, I catch up with Justin Drake, founder of the Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup Group to talk about the unveiling of his Bitcoin ATM in Cambridge in the 30th Oct. We talk about why Bitcoin ATM’s are a good idea and whether they are here to stay.
30 Oct 2014
#13 Bitcoin Britain
With a focus on the UK Bitcoin scene, I talk to elected board members of the UKDCA, Tom Robinson of Elliptic and Adam Cleary of Bitcoin Bullion. We talk about how Bitcoin is doing in the UK and the new co-working space, T15B. I also get the story behind London-based Bitcoin payment processor Cryptopay who are expanding rapidly in London. Interested in Altcoins? Learn about Jetcoin from its founder.
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I talk to Senator Ozouf of the States of Jersey about what the can offer Bitcoin businesses. I then talk to Bit.coin.je about their work readying the island for the arrival of Bitcoin. This week, Janina gives us the low down on Myriad coin as we enjoy a beverage from the Devonshire arms, one of two Bitcoin pubs in Cambridge.
27 Sep 2014
#11 Volatility, what’s up with that?
In this episode I catch up with Max Keiser about some of the threats Bitcoin faces, including a 51% attack as well as Bitcoin’s erratic behaviour. The volatility of Bitcoin becomes a central theme throughout the rest of the show as I speak to Ira Miller, CEO of Coinapult about their latest service, Locks, that aims to solve the problem of Bitcoin price swings. I also get the scoop on their latest groundbreaking project ‘The Bit Drop‘ that will gift Bitcoin to an entire population. And finally we hear from Janina whose choice of altcoin, Nautiluscoin, also has price stabilisation as it’s key innovation.
8 Aug 2014
#10 The Flavour of BitFin 2014
Get a flavour of the BitFin Conference, Dublin as I talk to a range of speakers from the event. Hear from an investment banker, government official, Bitcoiner and civil liberty campaigner about very real issues facing the Bitcoin community. Interviewees:
12 Jul 2014
#09 BlockStock – A Bitcoin Festival
I bring you news of BlockStock, the UK’s first Bitcoin festival aimed at regular Bitcoin users and merchants as I talk to organiser Tashoma. We also chat about how to raise awareness of Bitcoin in your local community – and some tips on how not to do it. Janina also joins me again to talk about Syscoin and similar alt coins that offer powers beyond simple financial transactions.
2 Jul 2014
#08 The Passive Revolution
I learn about the SAFE network from blogger and evangelist David Lasoff. We discuss how Maidsafe’s reinvention of the internet differs from Bitcoin and how it might just start a revolution. Check out his blog medium.com/@davidlasoff. Then, I chat to Fergal Murray, organiser of the BitFin conference about what’s in store on the 3rd July and I give you details of how you can enter the competition to win one of two full conference passes. Finally, Janina joins me with an update on Myriadcoin. You can now tweet your altcoin issues to her @altadviser.
15 Jun 2014
#07 Riding the Cryptocurrents
I give details of how you can get your hands on one of two free tickets to the BItFin conference in Dublin. I also introduce the first regular contributor to the show, Janina Lowisz, who will be taking on the role of altcoin adviser by shining a light on a different altcoin each week – this week it’s NXTcoin. Finally, I have an exclusive interview with Michael Morris the new Director of Blackcoin to find out why people are investing in the coin, what the pump and dump skeptics say and more importantly what an altcoin director does all day long.
5 Jun 2014