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 The Daily Bitcoin - Feature Friday! Episode 5 for April 12, 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:21

If you enjoy the show, please vote us up on Reddit! We've had a number of people vote down and complain about this nearly 40 minute episode less than 20 minutes after I've uploaded it... ----Editors Note This has been one heck of a week, this is our fifth show produced in five days and doing nearly all the technical work myself (Adam B. Levine) and then doing the shows as well has been quite a feat, but it's also been incredibly fun and absolutely exhilarating. Thank you VERY MUCH for listening to our brand new project, the enthusiastic response has led us to decide that this is a worthwhile format that we intend to continue for at least the rest of the year. The hosts may change at times (Eli is getting married and going on a honeymoon next month!) but the point is this: Complicated topics need explanation, and it's not a one-time conversation that provides the whole picture. Over the next few months we'll be improving the quality further and rolling out the Weekly show, I am actively looking for those who would like to be audio journalists to work with me on that project - If you are interested, please email me at You do not need experience, or technical expertise - You just need to believe that most media reporting is unacceptably poor quality, and have the want to change that for the better. If that's you, this is your opportunity - Don't miss out. To everyone, please share this with your friends and relatives and thank you for helping make The Daily Bitcoin show such a success in its first week. If you'd like to support what we're doing, please send tips to 17a9wVHHwmDo8pPfjsmgfpob72P9SNU9i5 - No amount is too small, we charge our advertisers (Two 30 second slots starting next week) in Bitcoin, and we pay our contractors in Bitcoin. it's working really really well so far even as the price has been all the heck over the place. Thank you for listening, Adam B. Levine Lead, The Daily Bitcoin Show SHOWNOTES: Feature Friday! Today the Daily Bitcoin Show is proud to feature an interview with security & decentralized systems expert Andreas M. Antonopoulos during the first half of the show And a long form discussion topic for the second half. Discussion Topic: Let’s Kill Bitcoin! Scenarios: 1. 51% Attack - Bill gates building the ultimate mining machine to take over bitcoin 2. Shutting down the internet 3. Malicious buyer buys enough bitcoins to control a portion of the market, and then dumps 4. DoSing The Blockchain 5. Someone like a “Bill Gates” buys millions of dollars worth of mining rigs and starts mining and/or fills up the blockchain with millions and millions of small transactions 6. Govt shut down

 The Daily Bitcoin - Episode 4 for April 11th, 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:48

EPISODE 4 - APRIL 11, 2013 Concept of the day: Wallets Address, & Security Wallet A wallet is a container that stores both your receiving addresses (public) and spending (private) key Address An address is like the money clip in your pocket in that it gives you an easy, single place to store value that you might like to spend. When you’re not actively spending it, you keep it in a small transparent safe - You can see everything inside of it, but you can’t access the money kept in each money clip inside without the right key or combination. Once you use the right combination, the safe opens and you can access the value inside to use however you like. The lock on the safe is “Wallet Encryption” Wallet Encryption: Wallet encryption uses a scheme called “AES-256” to encrypt only the private keys that are held in a wallet. The keys are encrypted with a master key which is entirely random. Adam: What’s encryption? Paul: Encryption is a process of encoding messages or information in such a way that third parties cannot read it, but authorized parties can. This master key is then encrypted. Adam: What does a key look like? Paul: It’s not a physical key, more a random string of numbers and letters that you can access and use when you put in your correct password. At runtime, the client loads the wallet as it normally would, however the keys are stored in encrypted form. When the passphrase is required it will be asked for from the client, otherwise it must first be entered on the ‘command line’. When wallet passphrase encryption becomes enabled, any unused keys from the keypool are flushed and new keys protected with encryption are added. For this reason, make a new backup of your wallet so that you will be able to recover the keys from the new key pool should access to your backups be necessary. And lastly, ALWAYS use good ‘passwords’ as your passphrase! You are only as strong as your weakest link. NEWS 1. The Crash MTGOX is DOWN! (on purpose) What caused the crash? Is it like the crash of June 11? Stolen Bitcoins because of a malware on mtgox look-alike-site? 2. Libertarian Party (United States) now accepting bitcoin. 3. Bitcoin mining botnet has become one of the most prevalent cyber threats THE DAILY SCUTTLEBUTT ------------------------------------- 1. CONFIRMED - Someone has toured the BFL offices! 2. - new ASIC company? 3. Picnic Wine Co. - first alchohol company to accept Bitcoin? This show is quite a bit of work! If you like what we're doing, please tip us! 1C3BxUuPdzxrvY91h8LpVANi7isdLtkbv

 The Daily Bitcoin - Episode 3 for April 10th, 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:34

Topics: MtGox - What’s up with the lags? -Mt. Gox had over 1 hour 15 minutes of lag today! This is just COMPLETELY unacceptable. Is Gox to blame for the crash? Are we going to ask/pose that question? Is gox buying at 140-149 to prevent the crash further? ? ASICs? I have spoke with multiple people at BFL. And I have “confirmations” that they exists. Scuttlebut 1. Israel Update: Right now it looks like most of it is just people panicking for not getting their coins, and there isn’t anything out of the ordinary going on. Just large transaction going overseas, so the banks are not happy with it. I really don’t think the banks are doing anything at this point, malice or not. 2. What are the top 3 BTC countries/services? Apparently USA is #1, with Germany #2... 3. How many coins on average do people own? -------------------- This show is work! We very much appreciate tips 1JUi85epQQkoMnTzhNaSgqY3eNu5qDp1i9

 The Daily Bitcoin - Episode 2 for April 9th, 2013 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:38

Word of the Day: "Blockchain" NEWS: Government Fees, Parking Tickets May Soon Be Paid in Bitcoin Inside the Bitcoin Bubble: A Q&A With BitInstant’s Stressed-Out CEO The World’s Most Expensive Pizza The New Renaissance - How Bitcoin Millionaires will change the world. Bitcoin: Money of the Future or Old-Fashioned Bubble? Foxycart currently accepts/uses Bitcoin. Open-source e-commerce shopping cart! - “HEAR” bitcoin in real time! You can read the full ShowNotes for this episode at the link below. This show is quite a bit of work, we appreciate tips - These can be sent to 1FbMZWjG7GTvNGW8Ap3SouLR5s2x55J6cb

 The Daily Bitcoin - Episode 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:38

Recorded & Released five days a week, The Daily Bitcoin drops you into the conversation with Adam B. Levine, Paul Russo, and Eli Sklar as they explore the news and happenings in the world of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. Intended for those new to or learning about Bitcoin, each episode starts with a discussion or plain-english definition of one of the many intricate workings of the Bitcoin network. If you like the show, Please tip! 1KchWjKgxcH6142QC9hmrfS6VNwNsU9coF It's a complicated topic! Learn along with the hosts as their diverse perspectives look at these issues from multiple angles. If you're a reddit inhabitant, please help us break through the noise! Please send any comments or suggestions to


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