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Friday, 30 December 2016

The Bitcoin Game #40: 2016 Year End Special!

My name is Rob Mitchell, and it?'?s hard to believe this is my 40th episode of The Bitcoin Game. I was a fan of Let?'?s Talk Bitcoin from day one, since it launched right after I got into Bitcoin. I reached out to Adam B. Levine early on, and worked with the LTB Network in various capacities. During that time, I recorded a number of interviews that weren?'?t quite publishable, for one reason or another. But after attending a Bitcoin Job Fair, I eventually collected enough solid content to release my first episode of The Bitcoin Game on October 15, 2014. A bit under 20 episodes per year isn?'?t so bad, is it?

Regular listeners are aware that my releases have been less frequent in 2016. So I felt extra pressure to do something special for my year-end, 40th episode. I sent messages to over 100 cryptocurrency enthusiasts, inviting them to record a holiday or new year greeting. I made suggestions, such as reviewing 2016 or making predictions for 2017, but I tried to make it open-ended. I ended up with submissions from 26 people who in some cases represent very divergent viewpoints. It?'?s a jam packed, ad-free show; I hope you enjoy!

Oh, before I forget?'

I want to propose that on January 3rd, the 8th anniversary of Bitcoin's genesis block, every cryptocurrency aficionado take a day to chill on the arguing, so we get a sense of what it?'?s like to be a huge, cohesive group. Can you go so far as to find someone you typically take issue with, and compliment them on something you genuinely value about that person? I?'?m just asking for one day a year. Who?'?s with me?

Guest Order Of Appearance

Greetings are in order from shortest to longest. Each guest's Twitter handle and relevant website are listed below.

Charlie Shrem


Matt Corallo


Emin G?ƒn Sirer


Jonas Schnelli


Marc Hochstein


Rodolfo Novak


John Light


The Crypto Show


Tatiana Moroz


Amanda B. Johnson


Brian Cohen


Riccardo Spagni


David Bailey


Zooko Wilcox


Paul Boyer


Bruce Fenton


Joseph VaughnPerling


Tuur Demeester


Pepe Cash (forwarded courtesy Joe Looney)


Bitcoin Uncensored


Kyle Torpey


Tim Tayshun


John Ferguson


Pamela Morgan


Arthur Falls


John Barrett


"It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Bitcoin" by John Barrett


Stay tuned for the magic word in this episode, and submit it to your LTB Network account to claim a share of this week's distribution of LTBCoin. Listeners have one week from the release date to claim the magic word credit.


All participants in this episode are hereby offered their choice of a Bitcoin Keychain or a Bitcoin Fork Pen. In lieu of taking physical possession, a Counterparty token, redeemable for either product, may be requested. Simply contact Rob with a physical mailing address or Counterparty address.

As Seen On
TechCrunch ?' Engadget ?' Ars Technica ?' Popular Mechanics
Maxim ?' Inc. ?' Vice ?' RT ?' Bitcoin Magazine ?' VentureBeat
CoinDesk ?' Washington Post ?' Forbes ?' Fast Company


Twitter @theBTCgame

Bitcoin tipping address for this episode:

Thanks so much for taking the time to listen to The Bitcoin Game!


The Bitcoin Game box art is based on an illustration by Rock Barcellos.

Non-holiday music by Rob Mitchell

Holiday Music Credits:

"It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Bitcoin" by John Barrett

"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies", "We Wish you a Merry Christmas", "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear", "Angels We Have Heard on High", "Angels We Have Heard on High (Piano)", "Jingle Bells (Calm)", and "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

"Silent Night Piano" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" courtesy

via The Let's Talk Bitcoin Network

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