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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

coinbase

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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These trees produce a very large papershell nut when grown under optimum climate and fertilization conditions.  They are loaded with a nutty flavor that is crunchy to the taste.  This is the type of Pecan you see sold at stands in the rural areas often purchased by passing tourists when “Pecan country”

Find this plant and more at BobWellsNursery.com Bob Wells Nursery specializes in edible landscape: Fruit Trees, Berry Plants, Vine Fruit, Nut Trees, as well as the hard to find Specialty Trees.

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Episode-1407- Xavier Hawk on Permacredits and the New Economy

Learn more at PermaCredits.com

Learn more at PermaCredits.com

Xavier Hawk Is the founder of Permacredits a Bitcoin Style Currency that fuels innovation and growth in the Permaculture, triple bottom line marketplace. He also founded Colony Earth, an Eco Village and Eco Development company in Western North Carolina that runs on Bitcoin, Credits, and other crypto currencies.

The business model he developed for profitable Permaculture Eco Developments is already being adopted and implemented in locations across the globe, and the work he is doing with Permacredits is laying the groundwork for how Decentralized Autonomous Organizations and Bitcoin 2.0 protocols function in the marketplace.

He joins us to discuss, Permacredits as a local currency for the Global Permaculture Movement.  Xavier states that “Permacredits are a currency that fuels Ecological and Regenerative Permaculture based businesses.  In doing so they allow individuals direct control of their monetary supply, issuance rates, and ultimately control over what that currency supports.”

In this case rather than supporting a debt slavery war machine, the currency supports the values, ideologies, and industries of the people involved, specifically a healthy, balanced, sane world built on regenerative enterprise.

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Episode-1321- Bitcoin, PermaEthos, Homestead Updates and Matt Miller on Vehicle Maintenance

Three of out 12 New Baby Ducks

Three of our 12 New Baby Ducks

Time for a four parter, as I said I am making it up to you guys for lost time during recent travel and I suspect at least one show will not happen next week as well with the workshop and all. So today here is what we have on hand.

First I am going to talk about why the “big news” about bitcoin is not big news in any negative way.  Of course I mean the IRS ruling that BTC is property and not currency.  Anyone running a business publicly collecting BTC should have greeted this announcement with a resounding duh, frankly, no shit is more accurate.

Let me break it to you bluntly, the IRS guidance is actually factual, accurate and consistent with all existing code and treatment of property and assets by the IRS.

Note I am not saying the IRS is fair, that taxes are fair or that taxes are okay and not theft.  What I am saying is based on current IRS code, historical treatment of barter and the trade of goods and the treatment of commodities, the new IRS guidance is fair and consistent in relation to historical IRS guidelines.

Here are several reason this ruling is meaningless…

  • Anyone with a brain taking in lots of bitcoin into a business was likely already doing the accounting as the guidelines state.
  • The IRS still can’t track person to person bitcoin, they don’t have that ability, if they ever acquire it, the system will take it away from them in an “update”.
  • New software to maximize tax advantages of this ruling is likely being coded RIGHT NOW.
  • Likely the IRS is going to have to change their guidance when BTC becomes a recognized currency anyway, it will then function like any currency on the FOREX, this is going to happen.

Second we move one to a bit more on PermaEthos and a few questions that have come up since my big announcement yesterday.  I will also again explain that YES the MSB will get a discount code for Geoff Lawton’s PDC and the code will be in the MSB likely today or tomorrow but definitely before the PDC goes on sale.

The new Ethos model has been extremely well received!  I want to talk just a bit more about it.  I will be updating the PermaEthos site soon to reflect the new model and start creating a true virtual community around it.  It will be important that Ethos function both as an extension of the TSP community and yet function on its own merits to those who have no clue what or who a TSP is.

Then I have some “homestead updates” for you guys.  Yes an MSB only video will come out this week by the way, showing a lot of what I am going to talk about.  There is some cool stuff though, today our homestead population grew by yet another dozen with 12 ridiculously cute ducklings!  I’ll tell you also how they and the geese are going to get some “ponds” that will almost be actual ponds.

Then I am joined by Matthew Miller who is a long time listener to TSP and an MSB member.  . In an effort to continue building resiliency and self-sufficiency in his life he wanted to learn how to maintain his own vehicles. Inheriting his late grandfather’s 94 Ranger was the final push needed. A 20 year old truck with 80k miles on it was a great starter project to get his feet wet.

He has documented all of his repairs and progress on the TSP forums for others to learn and gain encouragement from. Since starting he has gained a basic working knowledge of autos and has no fear when he hears a knock or rattle. Through his desire to do things himself he has inspired friends and family members to do their own work and offers to help when he can.

Matthew loves watching his kids play in and on his truck or car when he’s working on them. They’ll jump in with tools and ‘help’ daddy out. Knowing that he is teaching them positive values, resiliency, and self-reliance is the greatest reward he’s gotten since learning this new skill-set.

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Episode-1295- Jeffrey Tucker of Liberty.me

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Jeffrey Tucker is CEO of Liberty.me and publisher of Laissez Faire Books. Tucker is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education, an adjunct scholar with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and an Acton University faculty member.  He is past editorial vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and past editor for the institute’s website, Mises.org.

Jeffery joins me today to discuss, bitcoin, digital cities, the bright future of liberty, freedom as a do it yourself project.  Few people I have met are as articulate as Mr. Tucker when it comes to explaining why government should never be trusted with money, the way I heard him put it during one speech was,

“The government should not be trusted with money,…….ever,……., under any circumstances,………at all,………ever,……..as in never.”

I laughed at that but I also agree more and more every day with the premise.  It is funny that two people as different as Jeffery and I have actually walked such a similar ideological path, from conservative, to libertarian to the edge of anarchist simply do to observation of government malice.

We have also both walked a path from financial reformist, to gold standard supporter to abolishing all government currency in favor of private market exchange and embracing the hope represented by digital currencies.

Join us today for a enjoyable discussion on freedom, economics and changing society though individual and voluntary group action.

WARNING – If you support big government solutions of any kind, your head may explode during this episode!

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