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LTB #411c Growing to Fit

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By Adam B. Levine
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LTB #412 Let's Talk Bitcoin Live!
On today's episode we're jumping into a mostly un-edited live show, which we recorded live, on-stage in Aurora Colorado during the Blockchain Training Conference a few weeks ago... Big thanks for Purse.io for sponsoring today's episode of the show. After the break, we go boldly towards a conversation about the intersection, if there is one, of cryptocurrency and star trek money with an on-stage conversation between Jonathan Mohan and Davi Barker, moderated by Stephanie Murphy.
48:09
September 15, 2019
LTB #411c Growing to Fit
We recently returned from the Blockchain Training Conference, where aside from teaching classes and doing a couple of live shows, we set up a Let's Talk Bitcoin! Recording Booth! Over three days, we interviewed about a dozen people, some new to Cryptocurrency and some who have been around longer in a hunt for "What's Interesting" to those newer users and "What's Changed" for those who have been around for multiple cycles. This episode is sponsored by www.edge.app Segment 1: Trixie - Newer User (http://www.trishatrixie.com/) Segment 2: Jameson Lopp - Long Time Bitcoin Developer - Casa CTO (https://keys.casa/) Segment 3: Darrin - Long Time Bitcoin Miner Segment 4: Davi Barker - Long Time Bitcoin User - Bitcoins Not Bombs & Pirates Without Borders (https://pirateswithoutborders.com/) Original Album Art: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Krzywy_Las_-_Nowe_Czarnowo_2.JPG Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!  This episode was sponsored by Edge.app, and featured Adam, Trixie, Jameson Lopp, Darrin, and Davi Barker.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz. Today's show was produced by Krystal and edited by Steven.  Incidentally, are you a reliable, capable audio editor?  I'm looking to expand the team I work with on Let's Talk Bitcoin! and would love to hear from you.
43:09
September 8, 2019
LTB #410 Before the Flood
Hey folks, Adam B. Levine here, just returned from the Blockchain Training Conference in Aurora Colorado.  For the first time since spring of last year, the other hosts and I found ourselves face to face for three days of classes, shows and interviews which we'll be sharing with you over the month of September as segments on the LTB show or as bonus content on the new, free subscriber feed at LTBshow.com  You can expect the flood to start with the release of next weeks episode, But today, I've just got a taste for you as I sit down live, and in-person with Jonathan Mohan to discuss our time.
06:19
September 1, 2019
LTB #409 Another Perspective on India
This week Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan are joined by Vignesh for a more local perspective on the realities in India and the recently proposed Indian Cryptocurrency Ban.   This is a follow-up episode to our India's Catch-22 segment from LTB#407 --- LTB #409 was sponsored by Purse.io and featured Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Vignesh and Adam B. Levine.  Music for this episode was provided by Jared Rubens, and general fuzz.  This episode was edited by Steven Aram.  Any questions or comments?  email adam@ltbshow.com
38:54
August 25, 2019
LTB #408 Bitcoin Game Theory for Countries
On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan for a discussion on China, and recent signs of official sentiments thawing towards Bitcoin.  We talk incentives, possible end-games and coffee. This episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! is sponsored by Edge.app Content for LTB#408 was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine.  This episode was edited by Steven and featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz Any questions or comments?  email adam@ltbshow.com
25:33
August 18, 2019
LTB #407 India's Catch-22 & How to Work With Money when Money Doesn't Work
On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Jonathan Mohan for a first-look at a particularly draconian law that's been proposed in India. Later, HRF.org director Alex Gladstein joins Adam B. Levine for the latest in the Global Voices series.  This week we're talking practical applications in Venezuela with returning guest Alejandro Machado. Thanks to Purse.io for sponsoring this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin! Join the Let's Talk Bitcoin! team for a live recording at the Blockchain Training conference (https://blockchaintraining.org) --- This episode was sponsored by Purse.io and BlockchainTraining.org  Music for this episode was provided by Jared Rubens and general Fuzz, with editing by Steven.   Any questions or comments?  Email adam@ltbshow.com.  Image Credit:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/alyssablack/12185839253/ 
53:43
August 10, 2019
Thailand, FATF and the US Treasury's Concerns - Token Rumors Pilot Episode
This is the pilot episode of Token Rumors, a daily, 5-minute-show concept from the creator of Let's Talk Bitcoin! focused on demystifying and connecting the dots between the best and most interesting journalism in cryptocurrency.   This is NOT a daily show yet, if you'd like it to be please let us know via email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com Episode Links: https://www.coindesk.com/thailand-to-bring-cryptocurrency-under-anti-money-laundering-rules https://www.coindesk.com/fatf-crypto-travel-rule  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDmhT9UZPIk  https://static.coindesk.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Embargo-Virtual-Asset-Guidance.pdf
05:19
August 6, 2019
LTB#406 Hyperinflation, Official, and HODL Currencies (or, "Incentives are Destiny")
"If ever those two facts diverge, where the agreement is still that it's a reserve currency but the market truth is that it's no longer a good HODL currency... If those diverge... it doesn't matter if you keep calling it a reserve currency, people aren't willing to HODL it. " - Andreas Antonopoulos - LTB E406 On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!... One of the early stories we discussed, at great length, was the sort of long-term play that Bitcoin and related technologies are making as unstoppable competition for global, regional and national currencies.   On today's episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!, we'll join Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, and Jonathan Mohan for an in-depth discussion on Hyperinflation, Reserve Currencies, Incentives, Bitcoin, and more... --- Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!   This episode was sponsored by Edge.app and Blockchaintraining.org.   This episode featured content by Jonathan Mohan, Stephanie Murphy, Andreas Antonopoulos, and Adam B. Levine.  This episode was edited by Steven, with music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz.   Any questions or comments?  Email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com  See you next time. 
1:00:23
August 4, 2019
LTB #405 It's All Bitcoin
On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin!... Adam B. Levine and LTB Global Voices segment host Alex Gladstein are talking Bitcoin in the Philippines with Luis Buenaventura. Later, having now heard perspectives from bitcoin users in Iran, India, Shanghai, Nigeria, the Philippines and with Venezuela still to air  Adam and Alex take a measured look back at the interview series so far. This episode is sponsored by Purse.io and BlockchainTraining.org  Today's show featured content by Alex Gladstein, Luis Buenaventura, and Adam B. Levine.  This episode was edited by Steven Aram and featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz.  Have any questions or comments?  Email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com.  Have a good week!
52:58
July 28, 2019
LTB #404 Crypto Plastic & Bitcoin's 90/10 in India
On Today's Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... In our first segment, we'll join Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, and Adam B. Levine for a look at the varied approaches being used to connect your Bitcoin to credit card style ease-of-use.   After the break, guest host Alex Gladstein and Adam B. Levine sit down once again for another installment of LTB Global Voices.  This time we talk with Aparna Krishnan about the unique situation brewing in India today. Today's episode was sponsored by Edge.app and BlockchainTraining.org  --- Highlights:  “It's almost as if the entire mechanism is designed to put you into debt, hopefully to get you to a point where you end up racking up fees to enrich some group of bankers..as if the entire system is designed to not only make you a debt slave, but make sure that you work for a wage salaried position to a giant corporation.” - Andreas Antonopoulos “..if anyone represents themselves as insured, you have to really look into what they mean. I feel like a lot of people are conflating one type of insurance with the other when they're making financial decisions about where they put their money. So when it comes to collateralized lending and engaging in margin, that's the whole point that crypto was trying to escape is that type of understanding of finance” - Jonathan Mohan “..when you say something like “banking the unbanked,” it's important to understand why people are unbanked in the first place. One thing that I found really interesting in India was that a large number of these people who are unbanked don't know how to use the existing financial system. It's not that they don't have access to financial systems.” - Aparna Krishnan  --- Episode 404 featured content from Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Adam B. Levine, Alex Gladstein, and Aparna Krishnan.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz, with editing by Steven and Adam.  Any questions or comments?  You can either email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com, or now leave a voice message directly through your anchor.fm app, or on the new show page at ltbshow.com  Image credit: CC-SA http://www.picpedia.org/credit-cards/credit-cards09.html 
49:18
July 20, 2019
LTB #403 Efficiency and Timing
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy & Jonathan Mohan for an early look at the newly proposed "Erlay" and "Dandelion" transaction relay protocols.  Later,  Adam and HRF.org's Alex Gladstein sit down with Hong Kong Bitcoin Users Christina and Leo, in the third of our interview series focused on international perspectives. --- Bitcoin Optech Newsletter #49 Bitcoin Hong Kong Meetup Group --- Support the Show! Sponsored by:  www.edge.app   Tip LTB: 1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ --- Image Credit: Wikipedia's Hong Kong entry Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie, Adam, Jonathan, Andreas, Alex, Christina, and Leo. This episode was edited by Steven and Adam.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz. Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
45:21
June 30, 2019
LTB #402 The Whole Crypto Game Just Changed
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on the realities, implications and possible speculative motive behind Facebook's recently revealed Libra Protocol. Bonus Episode: Stephanie and Adam read "How Will Facebook's Libra Blockchain Really Work? An Expert Guide to the Social Media Company's Foray into Cryptocurrency" by Jameson Lopp Shownotes: High Level (Lightpaper) : https://libra.org/en-US/white-paper/#introduction Stablecoin Reserve Whitepaper: https://libra.org/en-US/about-currency-reserve/#the_reserve Libra Association Whitepaper:https://libra.org/en-US/association-council-principles/#overview Libra Blockchain Whitepaper:https://libra.org/en-US/association-council-principles/#overview Move Language Whitepaper: https://developers.libra.org/docs/move-paper --- Support the Show! Sponsored by: [www.Purse.io](https://purse.io) Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ Thanks to everyone who participated in the LTB Shirts project, we've put it on hold for the time being but may revisit it in the future.  If you are interested in purchasing a LTB shirt, email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com --- Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59937401@N07/5857197577 Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan, Andreas Antonopoulos and Adam B. Levine This episode was edited by Steven and Adam.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
57:51
June 23, 2019
How Will Facebook's Libra Blockchain Really Work? An Expert Guide to the Social Media Company's Foray Into Cryptocurrency by Jameson Lopp, Read by Stephanie Murphy & Adam B. Levine
 As  part of our prep for discussing the new Libra project from Facebook, we read and really enjoyed a line-by-line call early analysis of  the Libra Protocol Technical Paper by Jameson Lopp and with his permission are pleased to provide it to you today in audio format.   Stephanie Murphy reads from the Libra Protocol technical document and Adam B. Levine  reads Jameson’s commentary or analysis or each perceived point.  Read the Original Article:  https://onezero.medium.com/thoughts-on-libra-blockchain-49b8f6c26372 
20:10
June 23, 2019
LTB#401 The Tools and the Work (Part 2)
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan and Adam B. Levine for part two of our two-part discussion ([listen to part 1 here](https://anchor.fm/letstalkbitcoin/episodes/LTB400-The-Tools-and-the-Work-e49o42)) with bitcoin developers Sipa (Dr. Pieter Wuille) and Jonas Nick on Tapscript, batch verifiability, signature aggregation, OPSUCCESS, and more. Later, Adam and HRF.org's Alex Gladstein sit down with Nigerian Bitcoin User Timi in the first of a new interview series focused on international perspectives, and what really matters. --- Subscribe to Let's Talk Bitcoin! (Show Only) via your favorite platform or podcast app... Already subscribed?  Leave a review  on your favorite platform! Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-bitcoin/id1463398832?uo=4 Google Podcasts https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy9iNDIxZmQ0L3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Other Options: (Breaker, Overcast, Pocketcasts, PodBean, RadioPublic, Stitcher, Anchor & more) http://ltbshow.com --- Support the Show! Sponsored by: www.Edge.app Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ Thanks to everyone who participated in the LTB Shirts project, we've put it on hold for the time being but may revisit it in the future.  If you are interested in purchasing a LTB shirt, email adam@letstalkbitcoin.com --- Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/tools-construct-craft-repair-864983/ Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie , Adam , Jonathan, Andreas, Sipa, Jonas, Alex and Timi. This episode was edited by Steven and Adam.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and General Fuzz. Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
52:42
June 16, 2019
LTB#400 The Tools and the Work
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy & Andreas M. Antonopoulos for part one of our two-part discussion with bitcoin developers Sipa (Dr. Pieter Wuille) and Jonas Nick on Schnorr Signatures, Tapscript, Taproot and more. Later, Adam and HRF.org's Alex Gladstein sit down with Iranian Bitcoin User Ziya in the first of a new interview series focused on international perspectives, and what really matters. --- Support the Show! Sponsored by: www.Purse.io   Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ LTB Episode T-shirts now available at http://LTBSHOW.COM --- Image Credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/tools-construct-craft-repair-864983/ Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie , Adam , Jonathan, Andreas, Sipa, Jonas, Alex and Ziya. This episode was edited by Dave and Adam.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats. Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
50:56
June 9, 2019
LTB #399 A Few Billion Bitcoins
Join Adam B. Levine, Stephanie Murphy & Andreas M. Antonopoulos for a deep dive into what it would take, both in theory and in practice, adversarially or with full community consensus, to pull off a bitcoin blockchain rollback. --- Support the Show! Sponsored by: www.Purse.io Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ LTB Episode T-shirts now available at http://LTBSHOW.COM --- Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/diversey/697043922 Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Adam B. Levine, and Andreas M. Antonopoulos. This episode was edited by Oscar Hamilton and Adam. This episode featured music by Jared Rubens. Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
53:50
June 2, 2019
Bitcoin Taxes! You Can't Cram For It.
Join Stephanie Murphy & Adam B. Levine for an in-depth discussion on Cryptocurrency & Taxes with CPA, Author and long-time friend of the show Kirk Phillips The Ultimate Bitcoin Business Guide (Kirk's Book) is available in all formats on his website, linked below. https://www.thebitcoincpa.com/pages/TUBBG This episode sponsored by: www.Edge.app   --- Support the Show! Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ LTB Episode T-shirts now available at http://LTBSHOW.COM --- Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Adam B. Levine, and Kirk Phillips. This episode was edited by Dave and Adam.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens. Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
59:28
May 26, 2019
Let's Talk Bitcoin! #397 Money is Funny
On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin... Join Andreas Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine for a discussion on the realities of base-layer-bitcoin fungibility. --- Support the Show! Sponsored by: www.Edge.app   Tip LTB:1FZGD64BA7B9GdwDhGGGF92amt9X6VH38K or Via the Lightning Network at https://tipltb.tokenly.com/ LTB Episode T-shirts now available at http://LTBSHOW.COM --- Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Stephanie Murphy, Adam B. Levine, and Andreas Antonopoulos. This episode was edited by Dave and Adam.  This episode featured music by Jared Rubens and Gurty Beats. Album Art Image Credit: By Colin Brown from Silver Lake, CA, U.S.A - IMG_5096.JPG, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4322776 Send questions or comments to adam@letstalkbitcoin.com
38:31
May 12, 2019
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