Bit-Loft

A beautiful Loft, West of Shoredich’s triangle. Typical London rainy afternoon, jet lagged visitors, noting a current West Coast temperature. I got the chance to spend a few magical evenings with three lead thinkers in the open-source, decentralised and bitcoin community. Elizabeth Starks, an entrepreneur, promoting the future of digital currency and decentralised technologies at …

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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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Free Markets Will Not Necessarily Create Free People

Vinay Gupta, the inventor of Free Hardware Houses For The World – The Hexayurt. Vinay looks where to fill in the gaps for better resilience. I had the honor of recording an interview with him, about network governance. We discussed various aspects of Bitcoin and Mesh networks with relation to the understanding of political theory. …

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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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Transparent And Accountable Bitcoin Exchanges

I’ve known Gareth Grobler, the founder of the new bitcoin and litecoin exchange ICE Cubed in South Africa, for a while now, but it always seemed as the two of us were keeping too busy to meet up. I had the pleasure of recording an interview with Gareth on another busy London afternoon. Gareth was coming …

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Pay 360 – Virtual Currency and Bitcoin

The Pay 360 conference, held in Central London by GX, attracted 300+ people from across Europe. It gathered industry leaders and subject matter specialists exploring such topics as: AML, Payment Services Directive, The banking crisis, Gift card regulation, Virtual Currency and Bitcoin. I was there to document the two bitcoin sessions. The first was a keynote …

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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 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.

The Threat Of Centralization

Wendell Davies is the founder of Hive, an iOS wallet application that raises the standard of built in social and consumer features. Very energetic, well-traveled and an open-source advocate, Wendell is an early adopter who is been riding the Bitcoin wave for a while. I met Wendell outside of a VC pitch session on the …

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Lavender Scent – Bitcoin Singapore 2013

Bitcoin Singapore 2013 was opened with a day of start-ups pitch sessions that had no less than fifty venture capitalists showing interest. The first Asia Pacific conference second day saw many talented start up founders and developers sharing their interpretation of what Bitcoin’s eco-system needs. Organized by SeedCoin, a virtual incubator that has an arm …

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Bitcoin Takes Away Power From The State

Aaron Koenig, the founder of BXB Berlin, Bitfilm Productions, and Blink Magazine, believes that Bitcoin can help to build a free society. A student of the Austrian School of economics, he champions Bitcoin and free markets, advocating that all relations between people are voluntary. I had the pleasure of meeting Aaron in the last @bitcoineurope, …

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Bitcoin Is A Transition Technology

With background in Cryptography and as a senior writer in Bitcoin Magazine, Vitalik Buterin seems like one of the best well-versed out there. While on his cross Atlantic Bitcoin expedition, we recorded a long conversation for my documentary project. Trying to cover as many topics as possible, in-order to learn Vitalik’s (whom I’ve been reading …

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Liberty Haze – European Bitcoin Convention – Amsterdam

The first European Bitcoin Convention that took place in Amsterdam, September 26-28, was a vibrant explosion of enthusiasm and evangelism. The spirit of progression towards a mass adoption of Bitcoin felt like a welcoming brain-storming marathon with some of the most exciting the eco-system has to offer. The organizers did a fantastic job with the …

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Taking Payments Outside Of The Banking System

After listening to the presentation by Adam Vaziri at the @bitcoinfocus event, I had the pleasure of meeting with him to discuss Bitcoin, E-money and The Regulators. Adam explains what E-money is and the challenges it faced (and still to some extend is), from the regulators 13 years ago. It is not difficult to find the …

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Bitcoin Focus – Regulatory Landscape In The UK

The second presentation of the @bitcoinfocus event was by Adam Vaziri, from the e-payment compliance advisory @NeopayLtd. Adam discussed challenges that have already been faced by new entrants to the e-money space in the UK in recent years. Adam also shared some insight into the barriers Bitcoin start-ups will need to overcome, if they are to …

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LocalBitcoins Visits London

LocalBitcoins has 300 new users each day, more than 50k users altogether, and more than 500 trades a day. There are currently 4 people working full time (security and escrow). This is Jeremias Kangas full-time project. I met Jeremias when he was in town for the BTCLondon event on July 2. An innovative Bitcoin Eco …

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Bit-talk with BitcoinByte

After first reading about Bitcoin in a magazine in 2012, Michael Parsons soon became so interested in Bitcoin that it became his passion and career. He started  a blog and a twitter account and is now working on a Bitcoin exchange project. A chartered accountant by training and once a banking management consultant for KPMG …

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Bitcoin Buffer

Hakim stood up and introduced Bitcoin Buffer: a mission to encourage/persuade governments to adopt Bitcoin. Not as primary currency but alongside the established fiat. We looked at him and thought, “Is he crazy?” Was the look of enthusiasm in his eyes telling of more? Shortly after this we met Hakim formally. Any doubts or questions …

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