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Episode-2130- Cryptocurrency – Understanding the Current State of Affairs

I have been getting tons of questions on Cryptocurrency and while I know some members of the audience sort of are tuning out on this subject, I ran a poll on our Facebook Group today and this won hands down.

Additionally I felt if I did this episode I could condense the subject to a single show for those not overly excited about it and let most other questions on crypto go to our new Expert Council member Ben Fitts of CryptoGulch.  I try hard to not let any one subject dominate the show and our subject matter.

This is one though I think you avoid at your own peril, even if you never invest a dime, this is something you need to understand.  Major shifts will come, there will be winners and losers, but crypto and blockchain are not going a way.  The governments and banks are not going to shut them down either, if they could do so they already would have done so.

This is the single biggest thing to happen to “money” in the life of any living human being.  And the government can say it isn’t money all they want, anything that is a medium of exchange is money.

I also obtained the majority of content for today’s show in a follow up post on the facebook group.  This group is not the TSP official business page, it is a private group you have to ask to join, no one can see what you post as a member unless they are also a member and posts are not sharable beyond the group.  We like it that way.  So if you are not a member this is a good reason to join, ability to influence show content.  You can find the group here, TSP Members Only Facebook Group.

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Episode-2097- Tatiana Moroz on Cryptocurrency, Activism and Cultural Revolution

Tatiana Moroz is a soulful and outspoken singer-songwriter, and the premier artist in the Bitcoin and Liberty activist communities. Following the release of several independently produced LPs, EPs and singles, Tatiana’s album Keep The Faith was released in 2017 having been funded with cryptocurrency. Her music is a fresh take on the folk style of the revolutionary 60’s and 70’s, an original blend of pop, rock, blues, and alt country.

Tatiana is the creator of TatianaCoin, the first ever artist cryptocurrency. Tatiana Coin and other artists coins allow for connecting fans directly to artists in many ways. A driving force in the industry, she is also the Founder of Crypto Media Hub, a PR, marketing and advertising agency for the Bitcoin space. “The Tatiana Moroz Show” podcast streams on several outlets including the Let’s Talk Bitcoin network and is quickly growing.

Tatiana performs and speaks at blockchain technology and liberty conferences all over the world including SXSW, Harvard University, the National Libertarian Party Convention, Freedom Fest, Berklee College of Music and Inside Bitcoins. She has appeared on NASDAQ, Yahoo Finance, Fox’s Stossel, RT, Infowars, Bitcoin Magazine and many more.

During her talks, Tatiana shares her journey as an artist and the many uses of Bitcoin. Topics range from Blockchain technology, to the Silk Road and Ross Ulbricht, the drug war, and prison reform. She inspires people to be enthusiastic about the power of cryptocurrencies, and teaches how Tatiana Coin can be adapted for other artists. Her talks are usually rounded out with a musical performance, relating back to the causes that drive her passion.

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Episode-2092- Matthew Carano on Swarm City and Decentralized Economics

Matthew Carano is a musician, voluntarist, entrepreneur, working on Swarm City decentralized commerce platform. Swarm City is decentralized commerce platform that solves the problem of reputation between parties who want to transact but don’t know each other, without a middle party.

Matthew joins us today to discuss things like, how Swarm City came to be and how he got involved with the project. The main conceptual pillars of Swarm City along with how they hope end users will use the platform.

We also dig into how Swarm City different than other commerce platform projects and how people can organize their companies on Swarm City. We finish up with their development timeline and let you know how to find out more and participate as part of the swarm.

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Episode-2028- Amanda Johnson on the Cryptocurrency DASH

Amanda is the world’s first freelancer to be paid directly by blockchain — in this case, the DASH blockchain. DASH is an up-and-coming competitor to Bitcoin which has been delivering practical solutions to painful cryptocurrency problems since it launched in January 2014.

Amanda is the head writer/anchor for Dash’s YouTube presence: a series called DASH: Detailed. She has also written cryptocurrency analysis pieces for Bitcoin Magazine, CoinTelegraph, and Finance Magnates.

Join Amanda and I Today as we Discuss…

  • What exactly is DASH
  • What makes DASH more than just another “alt coin”
  • What is it going to take to get “mass adoption” of cryptocurrency
  • What will it mean if DASH or any crypto reaches mass adoption
  • If DASH is headed in the right direction why aren’t others emulating it
  • The new “grandmother friendly” version of DASH and when it is coming
  • How can people buy DASH today

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Episode-2005- Bryan Young on Cryptocurrency in Layman’s Terms

Bryan is usually a generalist, but the space program piqued his interest in technology in the early 1980s. By age 10, he had begun learning electronics and basic computer programming. He has degree in electrical engineering and has spent over 20 years helping manufacturing clients use automation to improve productivity.

Bryan also enjoys amateur radio, kayaking and camping, beekeeping and orcharding. He loves to learn and to work with his hands building, fixing, and tinkering.

Bryan found the TSP community in late 2012 and listens to the show daily.  Bryan has been researching blockchains, cryptocurrencies and their practical applications for his personal use.  He joins us today to discuss cryptocurreny, wallets and the bitcoin hard fork in laymen’s terms.

Join Us As We Discuss…

  • What’s the difference between on-chain and off-chain transactions
  • How do you evaluate and learn the different wallet applications
  • What is an online wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of an online wallet
  • Why might you use this type of wallet
  • What is a software wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a software wallet
  • What is a hardware wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a hardware wallet
  • What is a paper wallet
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a pepper wallet
  • How do you backup the different kinds of wallets
  • What’s up with a Bitcoin hardfork and how does it affect my Bitcoin

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Episode-1997- Brandon Todd on Cryptocurrency

Brandon is a crypto currency evangelist with 3 years of experience using/trading crypto currencies and about 1 year experience mining Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.

After 1st hearing about bitcoin on TSP Brandon turned his commute into an education on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

He has had lots of success with picking the right altcoins for speculative investments and is thinking about how he can get into trading more often to leave his day job some day.

Brandon joins us today to discuss Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies that you should check out.

Join Us Today to Discuss…

  • The difference between Etherem and Bitcoin
  • Why are there 2 Ethereums today
  • What was Ethereum’s DAO hack all about
  • What is Dash and why should you care
  • What is Maidsafe and why should you care
  • What is Factom and why should you care
  • How are crypto currencies like Monero and Dash more private than Bitcoin
  • What is counterparty? and how you can make your own crytpo currency today
  • What are the different types of wallets, whats best for you
  • What are exchanges and when you should use them
  • What is shapeshift.io and why you should care
  • What are good sources of how to stay up to date in this fast moving space

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Episode-1953- Chris Coney on the Rise and Future of Crypto Currency

Learn more about Chris’ Work at Cryptoversity.com

Chris Coney (aka The Marketing Monk) is the founder of Cryptoversity, the online school for Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and block chains.

Cryptoversity exists to level the playing field when it comes to opportunities for economic prosperity, so that we can rebalance the distribution of wealth and close the enormous gap between rich and poor. Getting back control of the money system is critical to solving almost all human problems.

Chris joins us today to discuss how the rise of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and block chains may seem like the beginning of the revolution, when in fact it’s simply the next logical step in an even bigger transition in the world.

This is the transition from vertically integrated organizations with hierarchical power structures into flat, peer to peer, networked organizations.

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Get Started with Bitcoin at Coinbase – 10 Dollars in BTC for Free

btcbannerMany people want to get started with Bitcoin but are unsure how.  The best first step to me is going to Coinbase and setting up an account for free.  You then buy some bitcoin and you are all ready to go.  With Coinbase you can hold, sell and spend bitcoin and if you run a website they have tools to allow you to sell your products and services online for Bitcoin.

They are also in my personal opinion the safest way to keep bitcoin.  Their vault feature is pretty much iron clad, the levels necessary to get money out of a vault would require a hacker to first have your cell phone in hand, they would also have to hack two separate email accounts and you would have to not get multiple notices for a full 48 hours before the money would be available.  Your bank is likely not even close to being that secure.

Here is the best part though, right now if you set up an account with Coinbase  they will give you 10 dollars in free bitcoin as soon as you buy at least 100 dollars worth to put in your account.  Keep in mind you are not spending money here, you are simply converting it to BTC from USD, you still own it, you can turn it back to dollars anytime you want.  Frankly this is an instant 10% return on investment.

Anyway if you have been thinking about getting started with bitcoin this is a great time to do it.  Just click the banner in this post to be sure you get your free 10 dollars of BTC after you fund your account.

If you want to know more about Coinbase and bitcoin just listen to this podcast I did about a month ago.  By the way since I did that podcast the value of my bitcoin and ether has gone up about 10%.

Episode-1850- Getting Started with Bitcoin and Ether

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Coinbase is the Safe and Easy Way to Get Started with Bitcoin

Today I am going to go into the basics of what Bitcoin, Ether and other alternative currencies are, how they work, why they work and how you can use them.

I am not and I do not claim to be an expert on alternative currencies.  What I do have is an exceptional understanding of money and economics, and while Bitcoin and other alt coins are not “money” as defined by the US Government (which is good by the way), they are in fact money and every bit as legitimate as the US Dollar, in fact as you will see today perhaps more so.

My hope at the end of the show today is that if you want to use bitcoin you know how to and can do so without fear.  To dispel the continued propaganda myths around alt currencies and to dispel the dumbest myth of all, that Bitcoin is akin to virtual Tulip Mania.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • First how conventional money works
    • Monetary Creation
    • Where the “value” comes from
    • Why this insane system does in fact work
  • How Bitcoins are “mined”
  • Why Bitcoin is deflationary
  • What makes Bitcoin secure or not secure
  • How Bitcoin can be very public or very private
  • What is Ether, how is it different from Bitcoin
  • What about other alternative currencies
  • The easy way to get started
    • Coinbase (Click Here to Set Up an Account)
      • A lot like Paypal
      • Can hold Bitcoin and Ether as well as Dollars
      • Yes they do report to the .Gov
      • They are extremely secure
      • Allows you to buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin
  • My final thoughts on Bitcoin as an “investment”
    • Instantly Liquid (48 hours in a vault)
    • Can be completely hidden from seizure
    • Is not legally money (this is good)
    • Total quantity and production is know
    • More users must increase the value of it

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Episode-1561- Another Look at the Future of Crypto Currency and Virtual Nations

What Would a Virtual Nation be Like

Could We Create a True Cloud City?  May Be!

Today I received a question about something called BitNation you can learn more at bitnation.co. The crux of the question was, “what do you think of the concept”?  My view of the concept is extremely positive, so far though my view of the execution of BitNation is pretty much summed up with a meh.

It seems the execution has not quite lived up to the story and well three of their critical founders quit right before they went to funding.

There is a story there too though.  Many would look at this and say, see it doesn’t work, they failed.  Well, first they haven’t failed, they really haven’t done much of anything.  Secondly even if they and say ten others had failed by now, that doesn’t negate the concept, only the method.

Imagine if the first time their aircraft failed, the Wright brothers quit trying?  Indeed I think it is the younger generation that should be leading the way with this concept and the problem is they don’t know a world where failure is acceptable.  Perhaps they should all take a look at this video of early attempts by the US to launch rockets?

I think virtual nations and crypto currencies and the technology behind them will be critical to what we call in Permaculture, an alternative global nation, which isn’t anything it really sounds like.  Smacks of evil “global government” right?  No way, an alternative global nation, is about decentralizing everything, a new tribalism, local control, seems like a great way to run things to me.

Join Me Today to Discuss…

  • BitNation – what it has failed in my view
    • Seemed more about funding then function
    • Incomplete documentation let alone platform
    • One personality trying to fully control it
    • Profit motive vs. the motivations of profits
  • What we can learn
    • A virtual nation must be open source
    • Any founder will have to be willing to step aside at anytime
    • The technology must be developed first
    • The idea still needs time to be accepted
  • How a Virtual Nation could be a Literal Cloud City
    • Uber has shown you can be in two places at once
    • Blockchain tech can make anything public or private by design
    • Education is the critical way to control or free a people
    • Imagine “liberation permaculture” where you have virtual LETs
    • State based contracts and conflict resolution are divisive
    • What we can’t take back yet should not be an excuse for inaction
    • Of course they will try to stop it, dude, its and insurrection
  • How it could work
    • Anarchism leadership, no “rulers”
    • Profit is in using the platform not owning/controlling it
    • To be blunt it must be built before they will come
  • Final Thoughts

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