Ulterior States Documentary

Ulterior States, an IamSatoshi production, is an argumentative documentary project. The participatory development, production and post ‘guerilla-film-making-methods’, bounced between (non-academic) literature research, video interviews and studio sessions. This investigative process allowed having real-life conversations with some thought leaders within the Bitcoin ecosystem. In an attempt to portray the community behind the message to adopt a …

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Coinscrum: Credits – Powering The First Blockchain For Government

Partnering with the Isle of Man government for this initial project, Credits aims to provide flexible [private] blockchains that are ready for existing industry use and deployment. Credits’ founder and lead developer, Nick Williamson, explained their tech and talked about the ready-to-go use cases that have allowed them to seal this deal. Brownie points to …

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QA with Gavin Andresen and Mike Hearn

It was a great pleasure to host two of Bitcoin’s best known foster parents, Gavin Andresen (Chief Scientist at The Bitcoin Foundation) and Mike Hearn (Vinumeris/Lighthouse), at Toynbee Hall. They shared their latest thoughts (45 mins QA session), and, no doubt, reminded us that, given time, Bitcoin can indeed prove itself to be more than …

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CoinScrum and Proof of Work: Tools for the Future 2

The second Tools For The Future Event, hosted by London’s Coinscrum and Proof of Work Media, was as much of a success as the first one. With a crowed larger than 120 people and the night-club set-up, the event felt like crypto is finding a lost social aspect, out of geek-finance and is making its …

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Financial Cryptography and Networks

Ian Grigg is the editor of the fantastic blog Financial Cryptography and, the inventor of the Ricardian Transaction Suite. Ian is a crypto-currency veteran, dating back to the late 90’s and his involvement with E-gold; through new related ventures in development that have been experimenting/implementing Ricardian Contracts. I was first introduced to Ian’s work through …

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CoinScrum and Proof of Work: Tools for the Future

CoinScrum‘s event at 93 Feet East marked the end of a year full of busy and diverse meetups and, the launch of Proof of Work. The night kicked off with an address from Louis Chang, the co-founder at the newly established London-based media and production house. Followed, in a world-class line up: Gavin Wood, director …

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Coinscrum meets Coinbase

We were joined by more than 200 guests in the latest Coinscrum at Hoxton Bar. As usual great crowd, great speakers and free drinks. Coinbase Co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong: The Future of Payments : Old vs New Coinbase co-founder and CEO Brian Armstrong joins a panel with Paul Rodgers of Vendorcom and Eitan Jankelewitz …

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Harming Bitcoin will be economically impractical

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeffrey Smith, CEX‘s CIO in the CoinsCrum’s after party for the Inside Bitcoin conference recently held in London. A lot has been said recently about Ghash and a possible attack on the Bitcoin network, but as conservative as it may sound, no real solution has been enforced yet. I …

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CoinScrum – It’s the technology, stupid

Fintech Week and CoinScrum London – Monday 31st March 2014. It’s the technology, stupid. The real value of Bitcoin It’s the technology, stupid. The real value of Bitcoin: A panel discussion that bypasses talk of bitcoin, the wildly fluctuating digital currency portrayed by the mainstream media, and reflects instead on the disruptive potential of the …

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Coinscrum – Launch Pad

Coinscrum’s first event specifically aimed at providing business networking opportunities and start-up advice. Stephan Tual, Eitan Jankelewitz, Adam Vaziri, Sian Jones, Hakim Mamoni, Simon Dixon and Adam Cleary. Stephan Tual – Latest Technological Innovations In The Crypto Space Legal and Regulation – Eitan Jankelewitz, Adam Vaziri & Sian Jones Bullion Bitcoin – Adam Cleary SeedCoin …

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Coinscrum – Alternative Stage – London

Due to the high demand this epic meetup moved to a larger venue in Hoxton Square. If we had The Annual Satoshi Awards, Coinscrum’s social event would lead the list of the Alternative Stage Award. Any conference in the future should learn from the London event.  Speakers included: Andreas Antonopoulos, Gavin Wood, Robert McDowall with …

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Coinscrum networking evening with Circle

London, Tuesday, 21st January at Club Workspace, Clerkenwell.  Coinscrum hosted an informal evening with presentations from Circle’s CEO, Jeremy Allaire, and CTO, Sean Neville. Also core Bitcoin developer, Mike Hearn, joined Jeremy and Sean and took to the stage.