Bitcoin is only the beginning, as we’ve seen with the myriad of projects and subsequent altcoins using different mining techniques. The possibilities are endless, and coming in faster than ever. As projects that have been eagerly awaited are staring to come online, we are seeing some of the results.
John Light discusses some of these coins and what their purposes are, especially area specific coins like Mazacoin.
Bitcoin mining has its uses, and is very valuable. However, it uses a lot of energy. There are other methods and ideas that can still provide a cohesive and secure network.
John Light provides some insight and analysis of these alternative methods.
Subscribe to the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Show, or Subscribe to The LTB Network for free, and never miss an episode again! Shownotes for Let’s Talk Bitcoin Episode 89 – Goxcoin & The Meta Lair What is Goxcoin? Why would anyone want it? How would it work? Tim Swanson sits in as moderator for a panel discussion featuring David […]
What does it mean to be ‘decentralized’? Can a decentralized company be regulated? Only on its fringes: only at the enter and exit points can mainstream regulation and laws be enacted.
Daniel Larimer clears up some confusion regarding decentralized autonomous companies and explains the concepts behind BitShares.
The basis of Bitcoin is cooperation with other people and entities to achieve goals. Using consensus – not exactly unanimity – we can reach agreements using the tools we have within Bitcoin and protocols built on top of it.
Ryan Nill uses some real world examples of this while explaining how this works.
On the last block found in February 2014, Invictus will take a snapshot of PTS Balances and award them about 1.33 BTS per PTS they hold at that time. These BTS will be made available in March by importing their Bitcoin and PTS wallets into a new BitShares X wallet they can download.
Invictus Innovations’ Dr. Charles Evans & Daniel Larimer bring us up to date.
Bitcoin isn’t completely anonymous, but there are steps that bitcon users can take in order to help become more anonymous when a public ledger is used where anyone can see these transactions. One of these steps is mixing your bitcoins with other bitcoins.
Kristov Atlas shares the history of mixing services, and what’s coming in the future for such a service.
By Brian Cohen Stanley Kubrick is known for being a filmmaker and not a cryptographer. However, Kubrick’s films have hidden “fractal” narratives with coded messages that Rob Ager has been deciphering through his amazing film analysis on his website Collative Learning and on Youtube. In “Mazes, Mirrors, Deception and Denial: Chapter 15: This is our […]
Solarminer makes bitcoin mining as affordable and sustainable as photosynthesis
Bitcoin, the revolutionary new digital currency, is taking the world by storm and beginning to attract serious investors. According to MSN Money, “The hottest investment in 2014 will be the virtual currency, Bitcoin.”
One topic I am often asked about by clients is investing in Bitcoin. Not just bitcoins the currency, but Bitcoin, the network and technology ecosystem. The conversation usually starts like, “I have X amount of money to invest in Bitcoin, how should I invest it?” After giving the disclaimer that I am not a licensed […]
Subscribe to Let’s Talk Bitcoin! for free to automatically download new episodes. Shownotes for E77 – The Adam Back Interview Adam Back is a British Cryptographer and crypto-hacker. He’s the inventor of Hashcash, the proof of work system used by Bitcoin and after we were initially introduced by a mutual acquaintance Charles Hoskinson, I met him […]
Bitcoin’s emphasis on denationalizing and depoliticizing money is a revolutionary idea, but not a recent one. The economist F.A. Hayek began a discussion about the future of currency in 1976, and his concepts have come a long way since. Is privatized currency an idea whose time has finally come?