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Episode-2100- Ben Fitts on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Gulch

Ben Fitts founder of Crypto Gulch joins us today to discuss his new company and cryptocurrency in general.  Ben and I have worked together in various ways since the 1990s on many projects and business ventures.  So when he told me that he was launching a cryptocurrency mining service I was quick to want to learn more.

Over the past few months we have worked together to determine the best path forward for Crypto Gulch from a service and pricing structure.  While I have no official ownership position in Crypto Gulch Ben has been very open to my advice on some tweaks and I feel together we have set things up in a very good way.

Ben is also very tied into cryptocurrency and let me know about a lot of really interesting things going on in the space during this interview.  This includes some thoughts on Dubai’s new currency EM Cash and a potential new Russian coin called the cryptoruble.

We also discuss another pending Bitcoin fork, wallets, exchanges and more.  I am pretty sure this interview will be very informative on cryptocurrency in general and will also give those interested a better understanding of Crypto Gulch at the same time.

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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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An Update on Crypto Gulch

I have mentioned this a few times on the air but my good friend and partner in several ventures Ben Fitts will soon be opening a new business to provide mining services for crypto currency, this service will be called Crypto Gulch.

This new service has had a lot of interest since I first announced it less than a month ago here.  If you want the details as to how this service will work, please click and read the announcement at that link, as I don’t want to fully rehash it all here.  I did want to give you an update though.

Here is where we are, Ben is currently securing a facility to house all the equipment in, that has been selected and he is already getting set up.  Most of the account management back end is done so you can see what your mining, manage your accounts, etc.

I am working with Ben right now on the pricing models, we are going over some options, it is important that a venture like this get the pricing right out of the gate as to be profitable enough to be worth the effort.  We are now leaning to (not yet decided, no final decision has been made) that customers will buy not just the GPUs but the box that houses them and the rack equipment that cools them.

If Ben decides to do this advantages are many….

  1.  It is all yours, everything, not just the cards, so if you ever take delivery you can plug and play mine.
  2. The cost of adding GPUs (per rig) will go down, so growing is easier cost wise.
  3. As the GPU cost drops, when you want to upgrade and sell your old cards that gets cheaper.
  4. If you are going above board tax wise you can depreciate more equipment costs.
  5. This puts Ben and his team 100% into management mode, all equipment is customer owned, (true collocation)

I and a few other have been Ben’s guinea pigs for about a month now as well.  I purchased 4 GPUs and Ben has been managing them for me mining Zcash and I have been pleased with the results.

I think I am going to organize a call soon for people to hear more about this in a private setting, be able to ask questions, etc.  I want info about that call or just to be notified when Crypto Gulch is open please fill out the form below.  Ben’s initial plan is to sell only 50% of the capacity in his facility to get everything running tip top before growing past that.  I firmly endorse this idea.

 

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So What Is My Role – Motivation – Stake in This Enterprise?

Guys and gals you know I am always above board with you, I may make a mistake or two but I own up to them and I always disclose everything.  To be blunt my role is this is basically I am an affiliate, I earn a whopping 5% on business I refer to Ben and my plan is a 100% reinvestment of that into the Gulch.  Meaning all my commissions go to buy me more mining rigs.

I am also an unofficial adviser to Ben, with zero authority.  Ben and I go WAY back, I mean WAY BACK.  The first time we met face to face was 2002 in Boston when I was regional sales VP for Fluke Networks.  By that time we had already worked together online in various ventures for years.   I had paid Ben to write code for me and do development for me, etc.

The truth is Ben is one of my few career long partners in business who I have worked on and off with for more than two decades, the advice I am providing here to him, is the same advice I would give him for free if I wasn’t personally involved at all.

Why?  He has always done the same for me, that is why.  He built the MSB and recently upgraded it.  He advised me on many technical issues over the years, Ben is part of my personal and very tight network.  I’ve spent my own money here, in fact I just bought two more GPUs from him today in addition to the original four.  I hope that speaks volumes for my decision to back this venture and be part of it as an adviser to Ben and his team.

Tune in to TSP today for a segment that expands on why I am so excited about this.

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-2046- Cryptocurrency in the Real World ~ Who’s Using it and for What

Bailey Reutzel of MoneyTripping.com

Bailey Reutzel of MoneyTripping.com

Bailey Reutzel is an independent freelance journalist covering the intersection of finance, culture and technology. She started writing about bitcoin in early 2013 for American Banker and PaymentsSource and has since become one of the leading journalists covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and everything in between for publications such CoinDesk and Digital Transactions.

Because of her expertise in the area, she has been asked to appear on various YouTube videos and podcasts discussing the industry, most recently on Boulder, Colorado’s local radio station KGNU for the Co-Op Power Hour.

Wanting to explore the interactions everyday people have with money, including this new evolution of money, Bailey headed out on a six-month, 48-state drive blogging project called Moneytripping in the summer of 2015, where she covered bitcoin and blockchain wherever she found it. The blog is currently being turned into a Gonzo-style novel on American politics, economics and culture.

Bailey joins us today to discuss “Cryptocurrency in the Real World: Who’s Using and For What?”

While blockchain hype continues to consume industries of all kinds, real-world applications for the technology have been hard to come by. Blockchain is a complex system that many thought could be stripped of its cryptocurrency feature, but it’s not quite that easy. And so bitcoin still remains the most used cryptocurrency, except only at the edges, in the gray areas where traditional financial services don’t play.

Yet, maybe ethereum could change some of that. Maybe ethereum with it’s more advanced blockchain on which smart contracts ride could democratize more than just payments, starting with more corporate processes than bitcoin’s consumer-facing mechanism seems to benefit.  Today we discuss all of this and more.

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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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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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