DECENTRALIZE

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On this week's episode, we share our adventures in decentralization at SXSW and Blockchain University, analyze the intriguing new bitcoin startup 21, and discuss the growing adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain technology from college campuses to tech giants to Polish telecom companies. Then Sean's Outpost founder Jason King joins us to discuss bitcoin's impact on charity on the second anniversary of his groundbreaking crypto-based homeless outreach effort.

The DECENTRALIZE team covers P2P shipping services Kanga and Roadie and the delight of tinkering with Raspberry Pi computers and open source hardware on this 21st episode of the podcast. We then delve into our own fascinations with space and discovering the meaning and limits of the final frontier.

This week on DECENTRALIZE, we are joined by guest co-host Dr. Jack Peterson of the Augur Project as we discuss documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock's recent show on Bitcoin, last week's Net Neutrality decision, and the potential political misuse of blockchain technology. We also announce the release of our new website Decentralize.fm, where listeners can now download Torrents for this and all previous shows.

This week's episode begins with some reflections on the character and significance of Edward Snowden in the wake of Citizenfour's recent Academy Award win. We then cover the recent revelations of the NSA and GCHQ's hack of cellphone SIM card encryption keys and discuss alternatives for secure messaging. With the FCC's imminent ruling on ISP regulation looming, we offer our different decentralization perspectives on the issue of Net Neutrality and state intervention. Finally, Augur Project Lead Developer Joey Krug joins us to talk about his history in crypto and his current work in building the world's first decentralized prediction market platform.

We discuss Google Fiber, the challenges to decentralized internet access, the prospects for the adoption of bitcoin by companies like Spotify and Facebook, and the glories of bulletin board systems and the early Internet. Then filmmaker and entrepreneur Naomi Brockwell joins us to share her unique take on the intersection of liberty, art, economics, and technology.

This week we take on the news of Ross Ulbricht's conviction and its significance for free trade and decentralized platforms. We also discuss the growing sharing economy, the backlash against it, and the steps necessary to build fully peer to peer markets. Then Jeremy Gardner joins us to discuss his founding of the College Cryptocurrency Network and his participation in the Augur Project.

The DECENTRALIZE team gathers again this week to discuss decentralized prediction market platform Augur, UnSystem's new DarkLeaks project, the Open Source Seed Initiative, and the place of Microsoft's Project Hololens in the move toward augmented reality technology. We are then joined by David Bailey, CEO and founder of BTC Media, for a discussion of what's next for YBitcoin and Bitcoin Magazine as the need for education on bitcoin technology grows in step with its adoption.

Today's episode covers the recent major funding round for Coinbase and its implications for bitcoin's relationship to Wall Street, the ongoing puzzle of Cicada 3301, developments from the first two weeks of the Ross Ulbrict trial, and a new P2P app that is promising a better quality of life for the visually impaired. Then we talk about the present and future of bitcoin with Erik Voorhees - entrepreneur, thinker, and writer at Money and State.

The DECENTRALIZE team covers the decline of the Russian Ruble, discusses the future of content creation in the aftermath of the Pirate Bay shutdown, and gives its predictions for the fortunes of bitcoin in 2015. Then, entrepreneur Isaac Morehouse joins the show to tell us about Praxis, a new alternative to higher education.

We talk about Microsoft's move to accept bitcoin and Reddit's dabblings in cryptocurrency. Then Paige Peterson joins us to discuss her work to decentralize the internet with the MaidSafe project.

On today's episode we chat with Sam Patterson of decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar. We also introduce the newest member of the DECENTRALIZE team and talk about the EFF, what we are thankful for, and decentralized bitcoin exchanges.

We chat with venture capitalist Zac MacVoy about why he funds decentralized technology and why it's important for others to support the decentralization movement. We also discuss some current events, including Pirate Bay and darknet arrests.

Today's episode features podcast pioneer Bryan Alvarez. Tony chats with him about Eyada, media misinformation, and his new book Death of WCW. We also discuss the FBI's opposition to encryption, BitTorrent's use for media distribution, Alienware's 10% discount on Bitcoin purchases, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's comments on the NYSDFS's BitLicense proposal.

We speak with Shawn Wilkinson, the founder of Storj, a decentralized cloud storage solution. We also discuss Dorian Nakamoto suit against Newsweek, The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin documentary, BitNation, and much more Bitcoin and decentralized software news.

Today's episode Tony, Eric, and special guest host Gordon Hall have a round table discussion about Circle, Thom Yorke's new album on Bittorrent, the mobile app Firechat, and Reddit's exploration of using the blockchain.

Today’s episode of Decentralize features a discussion on decentralized technology, open source software, and cryptocurrencies with longtime cryptocurrency buff and CEO of BitPay Stephen Pair. We also discuss last week’s Apple Keynote announcements as well as NASA's return to space!

On the first episode of DECENTRALIZE, musician and entrepreneur Shooter Jennings joins us to discuss decentralized technologies and how they will apply to the arts in the future. Shooter is a huge fan of blockchain-based technologies. Shooter’s label, Black Country Rock, accepts bitcoin for music through BitPay. He shares with us why he keeps his profits in bitcoin rather than cashing out.

After forty-two episodes of discussing almost every technology under the sun, we finally take on drones and their possibilities (quite a few, as we discover). We also discuss what drones, nuclear power, and other technologies spell for the future of war, as well as the role that entrepreneurship and decentralization play in turning killing machines into tools for peace.

Friend of the show Jonathan Mayo-Buttry joins us this week to tell us about his work with drone manufacturer 3D Robotics, the principles of motion design, and his experience in producing well-known animations and videos for decentralized technology projects and companies.

James is leaving the show this week. Before riding off into the sunset, he leaves a special message for DECENTRALIZE listeners at the end of this episode.

Special Guest: Jonathan Mayo-Buttry
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

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Check out these links from this week's show:

Drone Tech

Amazon Prime Air
Drones and Movie-Making

Tech, War, and Peace

"You and the Atomic Bomb" by George Orwell

JBC Motion
JBC Motion on Vimeo

3D Robotics on Facebook
3DR Solo Launch Video

Augur Animation Video
BitPay Animation Video


Why do those who know the least about technology often have the most power to misuse it? We try to answer that question this week in a discussion of the debate over mandated security backdoors currently raging between media outlets and technologists. We also discuss the role of historical revisionism and examples of how a decentralist critique can add to our understanding of the role of power and freedom in the past.

Our guest this week is Steve Dekorte, creator of decentralized marketplace BitMarkets and lead developer at Voluntary.net. We discuss the challenges and promises of uncensored trade, the proper place of anonymity and identity, and the philosophy driving the work of the Voluntary.net team.

Special Guest: Steve Dekorte
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

Want to watch our interviews live? Follow us on Google Plus to join our Hangouts on Air every Tuesday at 6:30 PM ET.


Check out these links from this week's show:

Technology, Ignorance, and Control

"Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post" by Jon Evans
"Keys Under Doormats: Mandating Insecurity by Requiring Government Access to All Data and Communication"

Liquid Democracy

Revisionist History

Ludwig von Mises on History [from Human Action]

The Triumph of Conservatism by Gabriel Kolko [PDF]
"Generalissimo Washington: How He Crushed The Spirit of Liberty" by Murray Rothbard
Against Intellectual Monopoly by David Levine and Michele Boldrin [PDF]

Voluntary.net and BitMarkets

Download and Use BitMarkets
Contribute to Voluntary.net on GitHub
Follow Voluntary.net on Twitter


On this week's episode, we're pissed off and baffled by the copyright restrictions which have entangled the classic song "Happy Birthday" for more than a century. After we get over (not entirely) our anger at the intellectual monopoly regime, we discuss content creation platforms and the potential for open source protocols to decentralize sites like Reddit and Medium.

Our guest this week is Torsten Hoffman, executive producer and director of award-winning documentary Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It. We ask Torsten about insights he's gained into cryptocurrency and monetary history through the course of creating the movie, the process and challenges of independent documentary filmmaking, and why he's chosen to release the film via Bittorrent.

Special Guest: Torsten Hoffman
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Want to see the documentary? Lucky you! You can use the code DECENTRALIZE on the film's Vimeo page to get 20% off when renting or purchasing. If you prefer the crypto way, you can download the film's Bittorrent Bundle or pay for it with bitcoin at The Protocol.TV.

If you'd like to help Torsten and his team get the movie into wider syndication, leave a review for the movie on its IMDB page.


Check out these links from this week's show:

"'Happy Birthday' Hits Sour Notes When It Comes To Song's Free Use"
"Protocols Instead Of Platforms: Rethinking Reddit, Twitter, Moderation And Free Speech"

LiveJournal: http://www.livejournal.com/
Twister: http://twister.net.co/
Aether: http://getaether.net/

"Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It" on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bitcointheendofmoneyasweknowit
"Bitcoin: The End of Money As We Know It" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheEndOfMoney

This week's episode is a detour into the trends emerging for talent in the tech startup world. We talk about the glory of Red Bull-fueled hackathons, the rise of the unconventional career path, and the economics of building strong teams (and paying interns).

In the second half of the show, we chat with legendary Perl expert and longtime FLOSS Weekly podcast host Randal Schwartz on topics ranging from the coolest open source software projects encountered over 400 episodes to the art of running a weekly tech show (just like ours!).

Special Guest: Randal Schwartz
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Check out these links from this week's show:

HackStart: http://hackstart.me/
Nina Mufleh's Airbnb Resume Site: http://www.nina4airbnb.com/

Perl Language: https://www.perl.org/
TWiT Network: https://twit.tv/

Randal Schwartz on Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+RandalLSchwartz
Randal Schwartz Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randal_L._Schwartz
Randal Schwartz Home: http://www.stonehenge.com/merlyn/

This week's episode is a dive into the life sciences. We discuss the growing information access and decreasing costs which are enabling a biohacked biotech revolution. We also cover John Deere's recent efforts to use intellectual property restrictions to prohibit farmers from modifying farm equipment.

University of Wisconsin Horticulture Department Chair and Professor Irwin Goldman joins us to discuss the work of the Open Source Seed Initiative, a project dedicated to protecting and developing plant varieties free from intellectual property controls.

Special Guest: Irwin Goldman
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Check out these links from this week's show:

"We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership," WIRED Magazine: http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/

"Biohacking in the Garage," Seth Bannon: http://sethbannon.com/biotech-in-the-garage

In this week's episode, we discuss the failure of central planning in the midst of the Greek debt crisis and the future of ownership in a digital world. Tony gives his review of Apple Music, and the interminable debate over the relative value of open source technology and user-friendly services continues...

Former coworker and friend of the DECENTRALIZE team Manuel Araoz joins the show this week to discuss Streamium, a decentralized, peer to peer paid video streaming service built with bitcoin payment channels.

Special Guest: Manuel Araoz
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Check out these links from this week's show:

Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff: http://www.amazon.com/Detroit-American-Autopsy-Charlie-LeDuff/dp/0143124463
As We Go Marching by John T. Flynn: https://mises.org/library/we-go-marching
The Use of Knowledge In Society by Friedrich Hayek: http://fee.org/freeman/detail/the-use-of-knowledge-in-society

Bitcoin Payment Channels: https://bitcoinj.github.io/working-with-micropayments
Bitcore: http://bitcore.io/

Streamium on GitHub: https://github.com/streamium/streamium
Streamium on Twitter: https://twitter.com/streamium_io

Is your work future-proof? On this week's show, we talk about the decentralized future of manufacturing in a long-awaited (by us) episode featuring 3D printing technology and the questions of a world without human labor. We also discuss the evolution of Bitcoin Core, particularly with BIP 47's proposal for payment codes as a solution for user privacy.

We're joined this week by Bitcoin master Andreas Antonopoulos to discuss his work in multisignature security with Third Key Solutions, his recent book Mastering Bitcoin, his thoughts on Bitcoin Core development and the block size debate, and why he thinks decentralization is so important for justice.

Special Guest: Andreas Antonopoulos
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Want to help translate Andreas's book Mastering Bitcoin? Check out the Transifex project here: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/mastering-bitcoin/

Check out these links from the show:

EconTalk: "Chris Anderson on Makers and Manufacturing": http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/12/chris_anderson_2.html
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson
Makerbot 3D Printer: http://www.makerbot.com/

Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs) Discussed:

Mastering Bitcoin: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920032281.do
Mastering Bitcoin on GitHub: https://github.com/aantonop/bitcoinbook

With the whole team back together in Atlanta at DECENTRALIZE Central, we take a detour from our usual format for a full hour of discussion on how how decentralization is making everything better and cooler, from marketplaces and engineering to gaming and music.

In a special segment in this episode, Eric shares the announcement of his new decentralized application platform Fabric. Don't miss it!

Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Thin Lizzy and Toni Leys


Check out these links from the show:

Open Bazaar Funding: https://blog.openbazaar.org/openbazaar-is-entering-a-new-phase-with-funding/

Gittorrent Whitepaper: http://blog.printf.net/articles/2015/05/29/announcing-gittorrent-a-decentralized-github/
Gittorrent on GitHub: https://github.com/cjb/gittorrent

Apple Music Keynote: http://www.apple.com/live/2015-june-event/ (starts at 103:20)
Soundtrack.io: http://soundtrack.io/
Webtorrent: https://github.com/feross/webtorrent
Google's Project Soli: http://www.wired.com/2015/05/google-atap-project-soli-gesture-technology/

Fall-Out 4 Pip-Boy Wearable: http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/18/8800037/fallout-4-pip-boy-wearable-e3-2015
Decentraland: https://decentraland.org/
Microsoft Hololens: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us

Maki: https://github.com/martindale/maki

After thirty-four episodes, the DECENTRALIZE team needed a bit of R&R, so this week's episode is shorter than usual. James takes a few minutes to chat about his recent visit to the mystical tech land of San Francisco and shares some of the exciting projects and fascinating young founders and inventors he encountered at last weekend's Thiel Summit.

Syed Karim joins us this week for a discussion of Outernet – an ambitious project started with the goal of bringing access to the internet's information to every person on earth via satellite broadcast. We dig into the open source hardware plans for Outernet's receiver devices and talk to Syed about Outernet's philosophical underpinnings, the threat of (and workarounds to) censorship, and the team's future plans for scaling this "public library for humanity."

Special Guest: Syed Karim
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Check out these links from the show:

Thiel Fellowship: http://summit.thielfellowship.org/

Outernet: https://www.outernet.is/en/
Outernet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OuternetForAll
Outernet on Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/lantern-one-device-free-data-from-space-forever
Outernet Video "The Last Book Burning": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNx3vDSuzkY

This episode was recorded in the wake of the assignment of a double life sentence for alleged Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht. We share our reactions to the chilling effect of the sentencing proceedings and discuss our feelings on what this means for us and for others interested in building a more peaceful and decentralized world.

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.

Special Guest: Julia Tourianski Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson Music By: Toni Leys and Rage Against the Machine


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 or directed through her contact page at BraveTheWorld.com.

If you're listening to this show at a later time, you can still support Ross and his family by donating to his Defense Fund or by directing letters to the address listed at FreeRoss.org.


Check out these links from the show:

Brave the World: http://bravetheworld.com/
Brave the World on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BraveTheWorldChannel
Brave the World on Twitter: https://twitter.com/bravetheworld

The Official Legal Defense Fund of the Ulbricht Family: http://freeross.org/
"Ross is Our Socrates" by Jeffrey Tucker: http://tucker.liberty.me/ross-is-our-socrates/
"Anarchy Lives: Rojava" by Brave the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcLPyfgXBAk&feature=youtu.be
Ross Ulbricht's LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossulbricht

This episode is all about movements. Do we need them? Are the ideas of the "Bitcoin community" and "the decentralization movement" more harmful than helpful? We take a look at how movements emerge, how they work, how they affect individuals and their goals.

Our guest this week is Max Borders, co-founder of Voice & Exit, a "Festival of the Future" for artists, inventors, and entrepreneurs promoting human flourishing and freedom through permissionless innovation. We talk to Max about the concepts of "voice" and "exit," how the event combines the atmosphere of a TED Talk and a celebration, and how the Voice & Exit team is building a decentralized model for the global growth of their "exiter" community.

Special Guest: Max Borders
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys


Hey, DECENTRALIZE listeners! Our guest Max Borders generously offered our listeners 20% off the price of a Voice & Exit ticket with the use of code "DECENTRALIZE". If you use the code when you register to attend Voice & Exit in Austin on June 20th, you'll also get a Voice & Exit t-shirt and a signed copy of the forthcoming book Holocracy by Brian Roberston.

Check out these links from tonight's show:

Voice and Exit: http://voiceandexit.com/
Voice and Exit on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voiceandexit?fref=ts

The DECENTRALIZE team gets philosophical on this week's episode, launching directly into a wide-ranging discussion of the role of technology in humanity's future. We delve into the preservation of humanity's physical legacy in a digital age, the ethics of strong AI rebellion and the possibility of transhumanism, and the decentralized, antifragile qualities of technologies built to survive attacks from nation-states, asteroids, and Arnold Schwartzneggerian terminator robots.

Our guests this week are Blocktech Group CEO Devon Read and Ryan Taylor, frontend developer for the Blocktech Group's project Alexandria – a blockchain-based distributed digital library and publishing platform. We talk to our guests about the goals, challenges, and tools of the team building this ambitious project to protect the world's art, history, and culture from censorship.

Learn more about Alexandria and learn how to participate in what the Blocktech Group is building: http://blocktech.com/

Special Guests: Devon Read and Ryan Taylor Hosted By: Chaz Ferguson, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale Produced By: Chaz Ferguson Music By: Toni Leys

On this week's episode, we tackle the growing rebellion against the conformist culture of college and discuss the need for creative and decentralized education options. We also attempt to settle the age-old divide between marketers and makers in tech, and we explore what makes companies, products, and careers truly great.

We're joined by special guest Ryan X. Charles, former astrophysicist, veteran of BitPay and Reddit, and current software engineer at BitGo. Ryan tells us about his experience in building Reddit's cryptoequity platform and shares his comments on BitGo's controversial defensive patent strategy. We also hear his thoughts on open source philosophy, the programming learning curve, and the practical freedom provided by decentralized technologies.

Special Guest: Ryan X. Charles
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

On this episode of DECENTRALIZE, we take some tenuous steps into the space between technology and political theory. Our discussion begins with an exploration the persistent popularity of virtual worlds and their significance to individual freedom. We launch from there into a brief intro to panarchy – the laissez faire governance theory proposed by a French guy in the 19th century(Paul Emile de Puydt, http://bit.ly/1AQbTsq).

We have our first double-guest booking this week (with a few small hiccups along the way), with Dan Metcalf of blockchain networking project Blocknet (http://blocknet.co/) and digital payments project XCurrency (http://bit.ly/1IsBKhZ) as well as Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof of alternative governance startup BitNation (http://bit.ly/1FeFNhq). In our interview, we talk to these founders about the inspiration, challenges, and goals of their work in the field of blockchain applications.

Special Guests: Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof and Dan Metcalf Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale Produced By: Chaz Ferguson Music By: Toni Leys

In this special episode of DECENTRALIZE, show host Tony Sakich interviews legendary musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and outspoken music industry critic Steve Albini. The two discuss Bitcoin, intellectual property, corporatism, and differing approaches to artist empowerment and decentralization in the digital age.

We return for Episode 27 to talk about the increasingly noticeable effect of tech entrepreneurship in unbundling goods and services. We also talk about the growing power of the Bitcoin mining network and share our thoughts on the importance of the economic way of thinking in understanding the world of decentralized tech.

Then prediction market specialist and academic economist Robin Hanson of George Mason University joins us to discuss his interactions with the early cypherpunk community, the meaning of futarchy, and what the reactions to Bitcoin, PGP, and prediction markets reveal about the economics and psychology that drive (and stall) technology adoption.

Special Guest: Robin Hanson
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

This week we start talking about how much we love the new Star Wars trailer and cannot stop despite multiple attempts. The conversation branches out into favorite movies, the science fiction genre, and the elements of great films. We spend much of the latter part of the show discussing the unique characteristics, challenges, and redeeming moments of startup work.

We were joined this week by Nick Sullivan, founder and CEO of ChangeTip, to talk about the origin of his career in "creationeering" and the significance of the many uses for bitcoin microtransactions. Nick announces some exciting news for ChangeTip and teases future developments from the company leading innovation in social tipping.

Special Guest: Nick Sullivan
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

On this 25th episode of DECENTRALIZE, we shoot the breeze on our favorite moments of April folly (and legitimate absurdity) in the tech industry. More serious discussions ensue as we cover the sharing economy's move into the formerly-closed Cuba, Microsoft's hints of an open source shift for Windows, and the rising dissent against centralized higher education.

Hosted By: Tony Sakich & James Walpole
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

On this week's episode, we are joined by DECENTRALIZE producer Chaz Ferguson to discuss the origins and significance of GitHub's current DDOS siege and the market for decentralized code sharing services. We also explore the restrictions which immigration controls place on technological progress as well as the workarounds now emerging for individuals and startups.

Then legendary pro wrestler Glenn Jacobs joins us for a discussion of the political philosophy of libertarianism and his criticisms of the economic and political arguments for cryptocurrency.

Special Guest: Glenn Jacobs
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

DECENTRALIZE returns this week with a tour de force of mobile payments coverage, from Square Cash to Facebook Pay. We talk about what these developments from the major players spell for bitcoin and for peer to peer transaction in general. Then we discuss the fascinating topic of the decentralized organization and explore how companies like Valve and Morning Star operate (better) without hierarchies or bosses.

We have one of our favorite interviews yet with Catheryne Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of Blockcypher. Catheryne talks to us about her company's role in the rapid expansion and transformation of Bitcoin and blockchain development.

Special Guest: Catheryne Nicholson Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale Produced By: Chaz Ferguson Music By: Toni Leys

On this week's episode, we share our adventures in decentralization at SXSW and Blockchain University, analyze the intriguing new bitcoin startup 21, and discuss the growing adoption of Bitcoin and blockchain technology from college campuses to tech giants to Polish telecom companies. Then Sean's Outpost founder Jason King joins us to discuss bitcoin's impact on charity on the second anniversary of his groundbreaking crypto-based homeless outreach effort.

Note: We want to apologize to our listeners for the poor audio quality of this episode, and we thank Jason King again for joining us despite technical difficulties. The show will return in better form next week.

Special Guest: Jason King Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale Produced By: Chaz Ferguson Music By: Toni Leys

The DECENTRALIZE team covers P2P shipping services Kanga and Roadie and the delight of tinkering with Raspberry Pi computers and open source hardware on this 21st episode of the podcast. We then delve into our own fascinations with space and discovering the meaning and limits of the final frontier.

Bitcoin Core Developer, Chief Software Engineer at BitPay, and founder and CEO of Dunvegan Space Systems Jeff Garzik joins us for a fascinating dive into his history in open source development and his experience of working with Satoshi Nakomoto in the early days of Bitcoin. We also ask Jeff about his involvement in developing BitPay's instant transaction protocol Impulse and his newest audacious goal of taking Bitcoin technology and open source philosophy into space with Dunvegan Space Systems.

Special Guest: Jeff Garzik
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

DECENTRALIZE published Episode 20: Paul Puey4 years ago

This week on DECENTRALIZE, we are joined by guest co-host Dr. Jack Peterson of the Augur Project as we discuss documentary-maker Morgan Spurlock's recent show on Bitcoin, last week's Net Neutrality decision, and the potential political misuse of blockchain technology. We also announce the release of our new website Decentralize.fm, where listeners can now download Torrents for this and all previous shows.

Our guest this week is Paul Puey, co-founder and CEO of bitcoin wallet company Airbitz. Paul tells us about how Airbitz is developing its technology for a more decentralized bitcoin user experience through the thick and thin of making its way as a startup in a new industry.

Special Guest: Paul Puey
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Guest Co-Host: Jack Peterson Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

DECENTRALIZE published Episode 19: Joey Krug4 years ago

This week's episode begins with some reflections on the character and significance of Edward Snowden in the wake of Citizenfour's recent Academy Award win. We then cover the recent revelations of the NSA and GCHQ's hack of cellphone SIM card encryption keys and discuss alternatives for secure messaging. With the FCC's imminent ruling on ISP regulation looming, we offer our different decentralization perspectives on the issue of Net Neutrality and state intervention. Finally, Augur Project Lead Developer Joey Krug joins us to talk about his history in crypto and his current work in building the world's first decentralized prediction market platform.

Special Guest: Joey Krug
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

We discuss Google Fiber, the challenges to decentralized internet access, the prospects for the adoption of bitcoin by companies like Spotify and Facebook, and the glories of bulletin board systems and the early Internet. Then filmmaker and entrepreneur Naomi Brockwell joins us to share her unique take on the intersection of liberty, art, economics, and technology.

Special Guest: Naomi Brockwell
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

This week we take on the news of Ross Ulbricht's conviction and its significance for free trade and decentralized platforms. We also discuss the growing sharing economy, the backlash against it, and the steps necessary to build fully peer to peer markets. Then Jeremy Gardner joins us to discuss his founding of the College Cryptocurrency Network and his participation in the Augur Project.

Special Guest: Jeremy Gardner
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

The DECENTRALIZE team gathers again this week to discuss decentralized prediction market platform Augur, UnSystem's new DarkLeaks project, the Open Source Seed Initiative, and the place of Microsoft's Project Hololens in the move toward augmented reality technology. We are then joined by David Bailey, CEO and founder of BTC Media, for a discussion of what's next for YBitcoin and Bitcoin Magazine as the need for education on bitcoin technology grows in step with its adoption.

Special Guest: David Bailey
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Ley

Today's episode covers the recent major funding round for Coinbase and its implications for bitcoin's relationship to Wall Street, the ongoing puzzle of Cicada 3301, developments from the first two weeks of the Ross Ulbrict trial, and a new P2P app that is promising a better quality of life for the visually impaired. Then we talk about the present and future of bitcoin with Erik Voorhees - entrepreneur, thinker, and writer at Money and State.

Special Guest: Erik Voorhees
Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

The DECENTRALIZE team gets together to discuss the important decentralization trends of 2014, the Ross Ulbricht trial, and Roger Ver's fight for reentry into the United States. After that, we present the "DECENTRALIZE Awards" to the best projects, people, and epic fails of the past year in tech.

Hosted By: Tony Sakich, James Walpole, & Eric Martindale
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

The DECENTRALIZE team covers the decline of the Russian Ruble, discusses the future of content creation in the aftermath of the Pirate Bay shutdown, and gives its predictions for the fortunes of bitcoin in 2015. Then, entrepreneur Isaac Morehouse joins the show to tell us about Praxis, a new alternative to higher education.

Special Guest: Isaac Morehouse
Hosted by: Tony Sakich & Eric Martindale
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson & James Walpole
Music by: Toni Leys

On this DECENTRALIZE Christmas Special, we share our experiences at the first ever Bitcoin Bowl, discuss the new secrets marketplace Slur.io, and settle in for a decentralized twist on the classic holiday verse "A Visit from St. Nicholas."

Guest Host: Andre Bluehs
Hosted by: Eric Martindale & James Walpole
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

We talk about Microsoft's move to accept bitcoin and Reddit's dabblings in cryptocurrency. Then Paige Peterson joins us to discuss her work to decentralize the internet with the MaidSafe project.

Special Guest: Paige Peterson
Hosted by: Eric Martindale & Tony Sakich
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson & James Walpole
Music by: Toni Leys

On today's episode we chat with Sam Patterson of decentralized marketplace OpenBazaar. We also introduce the newest member of the DECENTRALIZE team and talk about the EFF, what we are thankful for, and decentralized bitcoin exchanges.

Special Guest: Sam Patterson
Hosted by: Eric Martindale & Tony Sakich
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson & James Walpole
Music by: Toni Leys

DECENTRALIZE published Episode 9: Zac MacVoy4 years ago

We chat with venture capitalist Zac MacVoy about why he funds decentralized technology and why it's important for others to support the decentralization movement. We also discuss some current events, including Pirate Bay and darknet arrests.

Special Guest: Zac MacVoy
Hosted by: Eric Martindale & Tony Sakich
Produced By: Chaz Ferguson
Music By: Toni Leys

This impromptu episode of DECENTRLAIZE was recorded at a Halloween party with good friends and some newbies to the decentralization scene. Our guests Steve Patterson and Patrick Nagurny delve into deep subject matter and drop serious knowledge bombs, and our outside guests bring their own unique interests and perspectives to this festive discussion.

Hosted by: Eric Martindale & Tony Sakich
Special Guests: Patrick Nagurny, Steve Patterson, Julia Patterson & Leticia Vaz
Cameo Apperances by: John Anderson, Luke Von Hoene & Sharron Von Hoene
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

Today's episode features podcast pioneer Bryan Alvarez. Tony chats with him about Eyada, media misinformation, and his new book Death of WCW. We also discuss the FBI's opposition to encryption, BitTorrent's use for media distribution, Alienware's 10% discount on Bitcoin purchases, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's comments on the NYSDFS's BitLicense proposal.

Special Guest: Bryan Alvarez
Hosted by: Eric Martindale, Tony Sakich & Gabe Gattis
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

We speak with Shawn Wilkinson, the founder of Storj, a decentralized cloud storage solution. We also discuss Dorian Nakamoto suit against Newsweek, The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin documentary, BitNation, and much more Bitcoin and decentralized software news.

Special Guest: Shawn Wilkinson
Hosted by: Eric Martindale, Tony Sakich, & Rob Riddle
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

Today's episode features Tony, Eric, and Chaz talking about Tesla's big announcement, 3D-printed guns, bitcoin's use to fight Operation Choke Point, and Bill Gates's comments about Bitcoin.

Hosted by: Tony Sakich & Eric Martindale
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

Today's episode Tony, Eric, and special guest host Gordon Hall have a round table discussion about Circle, Thom Yorke's new album on Bittorrent, the mobile app Firechat, and Reddit's exploration of using the blockchain.

Special Guest: Gordon Hall
Hosted by: Tony Sakich & Eric Martindale
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

Today's episode is with Let's Talk Bitcoin Podcast host and voiceover artist Stephanie Murphy. We also discuss PayPal's involvement with bitcoin and review the Trezor hardware wallet.

Special Guest: Stephanie Murphy of Let's Talk Bitcoin
Hosted by: Tony Sakich, Gentry Sherrill, & Eric Martindale
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

Today’s episode of Decentralize features a discussion on decentralized technology, open source software, and cryptocurrencies with longtime cryptocurrency buff and CEO of BitPay Stephen Pair. We also discuss last week’s Apple Keynote announcements as well as NASA's return to space!

Special Guest: BitPay CEO Stephen Pair
Hosted by: Tony Sakich, Gentry Sherrill, & Eric Martindale
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

On the first episode of DECENTRALIZE, musician and entrepreneur Shooter Jennings joins us to discuss decentralized technologies and how they will apply to the arts in the future. Shooter is a huge fan of blockchain-based technologies. Shooter’s label, Black Country Rock, accepts bitcoin for music through BitPay. He shares with us why he keeps his profits in bitcoin rather than cashing out.

Special Guest: Shooter Jennings
Hosted by: Tony Sakich & Gentry Sherrill
Produced by: Chaz Ferguson
Music by: Toni Leys

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