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by Derrick Broze
Feb 1, 2016
On May 29, 2015 U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest sentenced Ulbricht to life in prison, plus 40 years with no possibility of parole.
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Feb 2, 2016
Bitcoin news for the week of Jan 28th with your hosts @theonevortex, @koopake, @btcArtGallery & @Willi4mRho4d3s!
Show notes can be found here: http://pastebin.com/6vHQNHQu
VIDEO — The Bitcoin Group #83 — Not Satoshi Nakamoto – Bitcoin Price – Full Node, ProTip – GAW Miners
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Dec 4, 2015
VIDEO/PODCAST — Andreas Antonopoulos on Singularity 1 on 1: “Bitcoin is not currency; it’s the internet of money!”
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Apr 23, 2014
Andreas Antonopoulos is arguably the face of bitcoin because he is probably the most prolific interviewee as well as the most publicly recognized expert in the field of crypto-currency. To top it off, Andreas is extremely eloquent, has an impressively broad spectrum of knowledge and is an admitted disruptarian. I have been receiving numerous requests to interview him on Singularity 1 on 1 and was very happy to finally have the opportunity to do so during the recent Bitcoin Expo 2014.
During our 85 min conversation with Andreas Antonopoulos we cover a very wide variety of topics such as: the very first time he heard of bitcoin and his instant dismissal as “nerd money”; Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper and the monumental impact it had on Andreas; what is bitcoin and how it solves the technical problems of past crypto-currencies; decentralizing trust, money and the consequent revolutionary changes; deflation, inflation and the ability to divide a bitcoin into 100 million Satoshis; money for AI; proof of work and “mining” of coins; why trying to shut down bitcoin is like trying to shut down the internet; the blockchain security, anonymity, transparency and implications thereof; Charlie Stross’ criticisms; libertarians, disruptarians and money neutrality; whether bitcoin is the singularity of money…
by Sep 14, 2015 at 14:21 BST
Mexico’s Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) reportedly became the first institution in Latin America to welcome bitcoin on campus last month, after a coffee shop began accepting payments in the cryptocurrency.
In so doing, the university joined a growing list of global higher education institutions which have also embraced the digital currency.
Here’s a run-down of some of the most crypto-friendly universities from across the globe.
1. Cyprus’ University of Nicosia
A few months later, UNIC – the largest independent university in Cyprus and one of the largest English language higher education institutions in Southern Europe – launched a free online course titled Introduction to Digital Currencies aimed at students wanting to gain a better understanding of bitcoin.
The university also offers a MSC in Digital Currency taught in English.
2. University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria became the first university in the UK to accept bitcoin payments for two courses linked to the study of cryptocurrencies at the beginning of 2014.
Earlier this year, the university also announced the launch of a free online Masters-level course that would look at the future of money.
Targeting “monetary innovators and activists from any political persuasion”, the month-long initiative sought to explore the essence of money and how it has been interpreted over the last three millennia.
During the course, pupils reportedly explored the assumption somewhat prevalent in the bitcoin community that money is best understood as an asset with intrinsic value.
Sep 25, 2015
Russia’s Ministry of Finance has developed a new version of its proposed law that would seek to both outlaw and apply criminal penalties for activities involving digital currencies, according to a report by Russian news source Interfax.
Citing sources from within the Russian government, Interfax reports that acquiring, selling and distributing cryptocurrencies would be punishable with fines of 300,000 rubles ($4,574) or through up to 360 hours of correctional labor under the new bill.
Should such infractions be committed by an agency or group, the fines for such activities would increase to 500,000 rubles ($7,623).
The federal executive body responsible for government policy and regulation, the Ministry of Finance has been seeking to ban cryptocurrencies domestically since it introduced a draft bill in August of 2014. The measure was followed by a series of proposed fines in October, and comes amid a broader push to fight against capital flight.
Aug 15, 2015
VIDEO — The Bitcoin Group #74 – Ethereum Launches – Bitcoin Weed Drones – Taylor Swift – Gox CEO Charges?
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Jul 31, 2015
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Jul 24, 2015
Jul 17, 2015
Presenting as part of the session “Beyond Bitcoin, Unleashing the Blockchain”, Andreas M Antonopoulos opens with a contrarian perspective. It’s not about “beyond bitcoin”, and you can’t put this technology on a leash to make it more palatable. Bitcoin is the real thing, the revolutionary and disruptive technology that can’t be tamed.
Bitcoin is punk rock and you can’t turn it into smooth jazz just to satisfy the sensibilities of a timid boardroom.
Jun 2, 2015
Julia Tourianski joins us to talk about her experiences as an activist and filmmaker challenging power structures through her blog and YouTube channel Brave the World, where she covers topics ranging from armed self-defense to anarchism.
We also ask her about her participation in the “Free Ross” movement that has arisen organically over the course of Ulbricht’s imprisonment, and she shares some ways (see full notes below) that decentralists can support Ross and his family even after the sentencing.
Want to support Ross in prison? Tomorrow (06/05/15) Julia will be sending a care package of printed screenshots of tweets, comments, and stories sent to @BraveTheWorld on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bravetheworld) or directed through her contact page(http://bravetheworld.com/contact-page/) at BraveTheWorld.com.
If you’re watching this show at a later time, you can still support Ross and his family by donating to his Defense Fund (http://freeross.org/donate-now-2/) or by directing letters to the address listed at FreeRoss.org (http://freeross.org/contact-us-2/).