Episode 59 – The Porcupine Freedom Festival and Overstock CEO’s Big Announcement

Darren is in the studio and JJ joins the show from the road. Darren talks about his experience at PorcFest and how bitcoin was once again a major currency for buying products and services. Also Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne gave a keynote speech at the event and later announced on Free Talk Live his desire to give special deals to vendors that accept payment in bitcoin as well as possibly paying his employees in bitcoin. Venture Capitalist Tim Draper wins the US Marshall Auction for seized Silk Road funds. There ain’t no such thing as an ASIC resistant mining algorithim. Chicago Sun Times makes history. Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF moved forward. Both Coinbase and BitPay are offering enhanced security features. NewEgg accepts bitcoin.

 

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Episode 10 – News Roundup

Mt Gox files for a money transmitter : CA send the Bitcoin Foundation a cease and desist letter, The Foundation responds : Worlds first crypto-currency based political zone : Opencoin integrates Bitcoin into Ripple : Winklevoss creates a Bitcoin ETF : China : Malware steals Litecoin : Bitcoin London : Argentina and Bitcoins