Let’s Talk Crypto and Journalism with 2x Emmy Winning Journalist Elsa Ramon

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In this episode, I chat with Elsa Ramon. Elsa has worked as a Journalist for the last two decades and has won two Emmy awards for her work at CBSLA. Elsa has recently transitioned to covering the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency space. In this interview, we discuss how Elsa discovered Cryptocurrency, how creating content for YouTube differs from Reporting on network television, Elsa’s interview with John McAfee and what it takes to be a Crypto Journalist. Elsa can be found on Twitter @ElsaRamonOnAir and via her website adventuresincrypto.tv

Bobby Lee Presents the Ballet Hardware Wallet at Litecoin Summit 2019

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In this episode, Bobby Lee Presents the Ballet Wallet at Litecoin Summit 2019.

For more on the Ballet REAL Hardware Wallet go to: https://www.balletcrypto.com/en

From the Ballet Website: “REAL is Ballet’s first product. It is a non-electronic physical cryptocurrency wallet, with multicurrency support, providing 100% offline cold storage. It comes in a variety of finishes, each with a different primary coin, allowing for direct deposits. We made Ballet easily accessible, and this accessibility is based on simplicity for everyone. For children to grandparents, from ages 9 to 99 years old, Ballet cryptocurrency wallet is designed for ALL users, and not just necessarily the technical savvy. Ballet does not require any additional hardware devices, nor have any complicated setup procedures.”

A History of Competing Currencies: Dr. Ron Paul Litecoin Summit 2019

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A History of Competing Currencies: Dr. Ron Paul Litecoin Summit 2019. In this speech from Litecoin Summit 2019 from Las Vegas Nevada. Dr. Ron Paul Former Texas Congressman & Presidential Candidate discusses government, freedom and a history of competing currencies.

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Ronald Ernest Paul is an American author, physician, and retired politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985, and for Texas’s 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013. On three occasions, he sought the presidency of the United States: as the Libertarian Party nominee in 1988 and as a candidate in the Republican primaries of 2008 and 2012.

Ripple Labs: Payments Revolution, San Francisco Blockchain Week 2019

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In this fireside chat from San Francisco Blockchain Week 2019, former CEO and co-founder of Ripple Labs, Chris Larsen speaks with Michael Arrington of Arrington XRP Capital discuss XRP, Bitcoin, and the future of payment solutions.

About Chris Larsen: Chris Larsen is Executive Chairman of Ripple’s board of directors and former CEO and co-founder of Ripple. Prior to Ripple, Chris cofounded and served as CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, and E-LOAN, a publicly traded online lender. During his tenure at E-LOAN, he pioneered the open access to credit scores movement by making E-LOAN the first company to show consumers their FICO scores.

About Michael Arrington: Michael most recently Co-Founded CrunchFund after leading TechCrunch to a successful exit with AOL. His venture investments include Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest. Michael was the Editor of TechCrunch, which he founded in 2005. In 2008 Time Magazine named Michael “One of the World’s 100 most influential people”. Michael also practiced securities law at O’Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Michael graduated from Stanford Law School and Claremont McKenna College. Michael is currently serving as an Inaugural Binance for Children Ambassador and is passionate about leveraging blockchain technology for social good.

Brock Pierce Opening Address at World Crypto Conference 2019

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In this episode from World Crypto & Blockchain Conference in Las Vegas, NV, Brock Pierce Co-Founder of the EOS Alliance gives his opening speech and welcome. Brock Pierce is an American entrepreneur known for his work in the cryptocurrency industry. In a February 2018 issue of Forbes magazine Pierce was named in the “top 20 wealthiest people in crypto” with an estimated net worth between 700 million and 1.1 Billion.

Let’s Talk Crypto with Jaide Barclay

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In this episode, I chat with the co-host and world traveler Jaide Barclay at World Crypto Conference. We discuss her twelve-week travel challenge to only live off of Cryptocurrency and the need to get out of our comfort zones and try new things.

Read Jaide’s Medium post to find out more about the twelve-week challenge: https://medium.com/@jaide/hi-everyone…

Jaide can be found on Twitter: @jaideb18

HODLing Won’t Grow An Economy

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Bitcoin and cryptocurrency seem to be at a use case crossroad: Payments vs. Investments. Bitcoin was intended to be used as peer-to-peer electronic cash, as stated in the Bitcoin white paper.

The crypto space has longed for the adoption of cryptocurrency as payment that at Starbucks or McDonald’s.

In a recent earnings call, ICE head Jeffrey Sprecher said transactions are essential to bitcoin becoming a long-term store of value.

“We don’t think that that whole space will be relevant and grow unless there are real use cases, and we do … think that a use case is going to be the digital transfer of value through payments.”

HODL, the popular term meaning to hold your crypto and not sell, has become a mantra in the space. But, how do you grow an economy if no one is spending their money?

A quick look at 99Bitcoins.com will show a list of retailers that accept Bitcoin, and more sites are opening up to altcoins, but if we are not frequenting these sites, what incentive do they have to continue accepting crypto?

Bakkt is developing an app that will allow consumers to buy goods and services with Bitcoin, including Starbucks. Moon (paywithmoon.com) created an extension that helps Amazon.com users use Bitcoin as payment on that site.

So, it’s up to the user whether they will use their crypto to purchase or if they will use it as an investment…or maybe both.

In crypto, no one tells you how to use your crypto. But if the space hopes to grow, we may need to stop holding on for dear life (HODL) and circulate the currency.

Let’s talk Crypto with Lisa N Edwards

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In this episode, I chat with Lisa N. Edwards. Lisa is an author, technical analysis and filmmaker whose upcoming film CoinRunners tells a fictionalized version of her life in Crypto and the highs and lows that come with the space.

Lisa is also the author of the Can’t Fight Fate series:
Can’t Fight Fate: https://amzn.to/321Lgo9
Chasing Butterflies: https://amzn.to/2Pvuv2n
Seed of the Sunflower: https://amzn.to/2MYpIEP

You can find more information on CoinRunners on the imdb.com page at https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9419298/

Lisa can also be found on Twitter @LisaNEdwards

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Let’s Talk Crypto with Bitboy Crypto

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In this episode of Let’s Talk Crypto, I chat with Ben Armstrong aka Bitboy Crypto. Ben shares his backstory and how we got into crypto. We also discuss Libra and the recent Facebook hearings in Washington D.C. and the current (as of Oct 24th, 2016) state of the cryptocurrency market. Be sure to subscribe to Bitboy Crypto on YouTube and visit the website: https://bitboycrypto.com/

You can find BitBoy Crypto on Twitter: @bitboy_crypto and @bitboynews “During the gold rush its a good time to be in the pick and shovel business” ― Mark Twain