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Bitcoin Only Matters Because Money Is Rigged - CoinDesk - Stephanie Murphy, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Adam B. Levine and Jonathan Mohan

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Coronavirus Impacts on Bitcoin (And the IRS's Dumb Singularity) - Andreas Antonopoulos, Adam Levine, Stephanie Murphy - Coindesk

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Bailouts, Bitcoin, Disruption, Failures and Hope - CoinDesk - Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy, Jonathan Mohan & Adam B. Levine

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"Quite honestly, I don't think we should be doing smart contracts on Bitcoin. Bitcoin doesn't do smart contracts, and it doesn't do smart contracts because it does security." - Andreas Antonopoulos

Taken from LTB #414 Live Q&A
Stephanie Murphy: “What's everybody's view on Rootstock (RSK)?”
Andreas M. Antonopoulos: I don't think Rootstock is putting smart contracts on Bitcoin. Rootstock is allowing you to use Bitcoin to pay for smart contracts on the Rootstock Drivechain, which you could theoretically do by shifting money into Ethereum. In fact, recently I saw someone who had built a gateway that allowed you to make a Lightning payment that terminated in an Ethereum contract. So there's many ways to bridge different blockchains together. Quite honestly, I don't think we should be doing smart contracts on Bitcoin. Bitcoin doesn't do smart contracts, and it doesn't do smart contracts because it does security. That's not a trade off I think is worth doing. It's much better to leave that to a chain that has a much more experimental culture and can take bigger risks.
As to whether we can do smart contracts, that's not a binary question; it's a question of value. So can we do smart contracts that can keep $1,000,000 secure? Yes. $10,000,000? Maybe. $100,000,000? No, the DAO proved that. How about now? DAI is doing more, so maybe yes. So it's basically a moving front. As the the maturity of the smart contract ecosystem expands, we can do bigger and bigger stakes (no pun intended) within the smart contract ecosystem. Every now and then there's gonna be a fairly catastrophic failure that's gonna cause a regression in the amounts of money that's put in them. But essentially it's growing. We're proving this every day, and it's the same thing with Bitcoin. The way you measure security in a smart contract or you measure security in a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin is how secure is Bitcoin? X billion dollars. That's the stake that is sitting on it right now, unhacked so far.
BONUS: Bitcoin's security model as block reward approaches 0.
Stephanie Murphy: “Do you think Bitcoin will be able to shift from block rewards to transaction fees to maintain security as the block reward approaches zero?”
Andreas M. Antonopoulos: “This is one of the fundamental misunderstandings and dynamics of mining for most people, which is the idea that something suddenly happens sometime at an undescribed future, either at the next halving or in 2141. The truth is on a daily basis, every single miner in the industry looks at six or seven different factors: the efficiency of their mining equipment, the price of electricity in their local fiat, the cost of their operation system, the current price of Bitcoin in fiat, the reward that's available as a block subsidy, the average amount of fees they can get, and the relative proportion of hashing power. They decide based on all of these factors. Do I leave this specific machine on at its current efficiency, or do I turn it off, or do I point it to another coin? That happens every single day. Every single day that decision continues, it’s rebalancing all of these dynamic factors. So the shift between block subsidy and fees happened every single day since January 3rd 2009 and it continues to happen today.
Sometimes, the capacity of the blockchain, the number of transactions that are in there, the value of the fees mean that it really attracts miners because there's a lot of fees to take. Other times, the fees decrease, the number of transactions decreases, so they're now more reliant on block subsidy and then it swings back and forth and back and forth. It's gonna oscillate in that way all the way to 2141.
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We Are the Hosts of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show! We just spent 4 days at Bitcoin2013, Ask Us Anything!

UPDATE: OK Reddit! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! If you post more questions I'll check back in a few hours and make sure I didn't miss you
Title of AMA We Are the Hosts of the Let's Talk Bitcoin! Show! We just spent 4 days at Bitcoin2013, Ask Us Anything!:
Date/Time (EST): 12:00pm (Adam for the first hour, joined by Stephanie & Andreas after that)
Background/description of AMA subject: Lets Talk Bitcoin! is a twice weekly show about the future of money. Featuring new ideas, we focus on the people and projects who are building and powering the move towards Cryptocurrencies as the future of money.
*Adam B. Levine is a writer, editor & speaker who focuses on explaining complicated topics in understandable terms
*Andreas M. Antonopoulos is an expert in decentralized networks and secure systems
*Stephanie Murphy, PhD is a liberty loving scientist and syndicated radio host
Username being used for AMA: GamerAndy (Adam B. Levine), LTBStephanie (Stephanie Murphy, PhD) andreasMA (Andreas M. Antonopoulos)
Proof: http://letstalkbitcoin.com/post/51069051874/join-us-on-reddit-for-the-lets-talk-bitcoin-ama
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We Donate 1 bitcoin to the ALS Association and challenge The BitGive Foundation and Andreas Antonopoulos to spread this worthy cause.

Like Bitcoin, coming together to fight disease is one of those things that everyone should get behind. It's a fiberous cause that binds us together no matter who you are or where you're from or what crazyness is going on in the world. I lost my grandmother Pan Zelenak several years ago to ALS and just like Hal Finney and Pete Frates, she was a remarkably accomplished person and extremely gifted.
In their honor Stephanie and I donate 1 bitcoin to the ALS Association. (Will be converted to USD whether it be me or the charity so it doesn't matter currently)
The Bitcoin community is the most charitable community I know and has inspired me to give more in the past 2 years than any other community I've ever been a part of. So with that said, I nominate The Bitgive Foundation & Andreas Antonopoulos and anyone else in this subreddit who wants to join me.
Lets continue to spread this great cause together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDFLzN2QwKU&index=1&list=UUNAIcmuZRb4fGLp70PzTMxQ
Update: Connie Gallippi over at the Bitgive Foundation has gracefully accepted. Albeit with a more environmentally conscious version. She will be dumping dirt on her head.
https://twitter.com/BitGiveOrg/status/502271265017589761
Edit :In the spirit of the current mini rally I will donate w/e the highest value of 1 bitcoin is for the last 24hr period until midnight tonight.
Edit 2: Donation proof ;) http://imgur.com/TgOEvbL and video about my grandma:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh2d1BIBCVs
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Reddcoin - Let's Talk Bitcoin Podcast

I am a regular listener of the Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast hosted by Adam B. Levine, Andreas Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy. The podcast is bi-weekly and covers a lot of ground, however, they seem to really like discussing innovations in the crypto space more than just coin market values. In addition to the main Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast, there are also a few other good crypto-related podcasts available on the site. A couple of the more regular ones are Bitcoins and Gravy, and Paul Boyer's Mad Money Machine.
A couple weeks ago, I posted on the LTB forums regarding a new segment idea in hopes that one of these podcasts would pick up the segment. Here is a link to my post:
http://letstalkbitcoin.com/forum/post/new-segment-idea-for-one-of-the-ltbn-podcasts-altcoin-innovations
The idea was to have a segment that focused on some of the great innovations happening in the altcoin world. Usually, they focus a lot more on the App-coin and so-called Bitcoin 2.0 platforms, so I thought this would be a way to let them know that there is also a lot of interesting innovation and experimentation happening in the altcoin space.
Let's look at what Reddcoin is doing. We have a very vibrant community that is growing every day. We have created a strong presence on some of the biggest social networks and have a healthy (and interesting) micro-transaction support economy for original content, ideas, development and innovations. I am not as active on Reddit as I am on Twitter, but I know there is a lot of positive Reddcoin action always happening on my Twitter feed as well as the occasional 'making it rain' parties we have in the #Reddcoin IRC channel on Freenode. I am also not a big twitch user, so maybe someone can comment about the impact Reddcoin has had there...
With these great things to boast about the Reddcoin community, and the microtransaction economy it is helping to build, this is only the beginning... The Roadmap paints a very exciting picture of where we are planning to take this micro-transaction economy in the near future. I really think The Social X project announced by Laudney (as well as the future integrations with the real big game changer for Reddcoin, seamless Facebook tipping) will change the way we all interact over social networks. Reddcoin really is in the best position to become the [Love] button of the internet.
One way Reddcoin's micro-transaction economy will be important is to give legs to the individuals who are currently unable to 'make it' as a freelancer by utilizing their unique skills and talents. The biggest problem in this space is not finding people who are interested in the unique services and talents that many of these folks have to offer, but the barrier of the shopping cart. There are loads more people who are willing to send a quick/small no-website-registration-required transaction to those who have talents and services to offer than there are people willing to jump through the hoops of site registration, shopping carts, and automated email responses. Also, since the barrier is lowered, this opens the door for many more people to take advantage of the person's talents and services at a lower fee, since the person offering those services will not have to capture as many higher paying customers who are willing to jump through the hoops to be able to meet the same bottom line.
I know I got off topic a little tiny bit there, but the point is, there is a ton of interesting stuff happening just in our small (but ever-expanding) corner of the 'net. Let's get some of these existing podcasts to feature reddcoin and talk about some of the innovations and experiments we are doing with PoS-V, Social-X, creating micro-transaction economies, and some of the outstanding developers who are creating other reddcoin-related projects.
Let's Take Action: Ok, so what is the deal? How can we do something to help the community?
First- let's keep the conversations personable and respectful!
We've gotta let The hosts of these podcasts know that we are doing some really amazing and interesting stuff! Here are some points of contact you can reach out to:
Twitter: Adam B. Levine, host of Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast: @GamerAndy Andreas Antonopoulos, host of Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast: @aantonop Stephanie Murphy, host of Let's Talk Bitcoin podcast: @S_Murphy_PhD Lets Talk Bitcoin podcast: @LetsTalkBitcoin
Paul Boyer, host of Mad Money Machine podcast: @PlanetBoyer Mad Money Machine: @MadMoneyMachine
Bitcoins and Gravy Podcast: @BTCandG
John Light, host of (the brand new) P2P Connects Us podcast, @lightcoin P2P Connects Us podcast: @p2pconnectsus
In addition to the podcasts on the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network, there are also a lot of articles that are written for the site. If someone who has some good writing skills wants to give that a go, you can submit your Reddcoin article to the site and see if it gets picked up to be published. If you do end up writing the article and it doesn't get published, consider also sending it out to one or more of the crypto0related news sources out there and get some Reddcoin love spread out there. Talk about the innovations, the community, the future, the vision... paint the picture for the audience to see where we are going and how it is going to make our social interactions better.
The more we spread the love, the more we grow, so do it up, send tips to people who aren't in the community and take the time to explain to them what Reddcoin is all about in your own words (the video is a great tool also, but people are going to value what you say more than they are going to value the information they get from some video on the internet... the video is great tool for helping to explain WHAT reddcoin is, but tell them in your own words and they will appreciate it more.
In case any of you haven't actually checked out any of the Let's Talk Bitcoin Network podcasts, there are some really good ones, and they are great for listening in while you are at work or commuting. Here is a link (disclosure: it is a referral link, but I guess that is what they are for if I am actually referring you to go check them out, right?) http://letstalkbitcoin.com/?ref=b1ef1f0f
Anyways, I know this is a long post and that I did a lot of slightly off-topic babbling, so here it is...
TL;DR - Let's get Reddcoin's innovations and experiments featured on some popular podcasts and/or new outlets to help grow the community. The bigger we grow, the better for us all in so many ways. Contact the people listed above to request a Reddcoin feature, but really sell them on the 'why should I?'
Cheers fellow Reddheads, Eric Twitter: @AwfulProgrammer TrollchatKing greenguitar28 on Let's Talk Bitcoin awfulprogrammer.com
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Let’s Talk Bitcoin Episode 007 - “Ripple & the Deflationary Business Model”

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Hosts: Adam B. Levine Stephanie Murphy,PhD Andreas M. Antonopoulos
Shownotes for Episode 7 - “Ripple & The Deflationary Business Model ”
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