Steven Zeiler and I talk bitcoin with Michael Cargill and Sheldon Weisfeld of CoinValt on the show “Come and Talk It” airing live every Sunday from 4-5p Central on 1370 AM. We covered how bitcoins are generated, how anonymous (or not) they are, and what people are using them for today. We also speculate about the future of the price, the importance of blockchain technology, and other cryptocurrencies!
This week I joined the Crypto Show! We discussed the recent “Who is Satoshi” madness coming out of Wired, my movie Victimless Crime Spree, the podcasts CopBlock Radio and Flaming Freedom, as well as gay fathers and cryptocurrencies that aim for parity with gold. It was a fun-filled, musical episode! Get the full skinny here:
Steven and I went to eat at one of our favorite restaurants in the famous Haight-Ashbury neighborhood last night, and instead of using a WageCan debit card, credit card, or cash, we used bitcoin! That’s because we helped the owner get set up accepting bitcoin through payment processor BitPay. I used the AirBitz wallet to pay the bill. It was fast and easy. Check out this video of our success!
Shire Sharing is my favorite charity. It’s voluntary — People like you and me — NOT gun-funded government bureaucrats. The idea is simple: Raise money, buy bags of groceries, and deliver them to families who are less fortunate. Last year, they fed over 3,000 people! They even personalized each bag by household — because some have children, some are elderly and can’t cook anymore, and some have dietary needs like diabetes or vegetarianism. YOU can help Shire Sharing feed an entire family this Thanksgiving for just 35 bucks. They take bitcoin! (And of course credit cards too.) They have an all-volunteer staff, so 100% of your donation actually buys food. Compare that to 30% with government. Shire Sharing is Voluntaryism in action. Put your money where your heart is, and be the change you want to see. Learn more and donate today at ShireSharing.org
Steven Zeiler spoke at Blockchain University about Ripple, Interledger, and a new type of payment protocol for sending value over the internet. This 2-hour presentation took place in Mountain View, California. This lecture is interactive, so you will be asked to download a wallet and try sending payments across networks. You will even learn how to issue your own currency or commodity on the Ripple network.
Steven Zeiler gave an inspiring speech today at the “Future of Politics” Conference in Oakland, California. He shared three commonly overlooked areas where introducing competition is improving people’s lives: Police, Courts, and Law. These industries are monopolies today, but that is changing thanks to courageous entrepreneurs like Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center. Individuals and businesses are using independent arbitration agencies instead of coercive courts. Even law itself is being replaced by mutually agreeable contracts among multiple parties. Thanks to the internet, instant communication and new ways to exchange value across long distances are possible. Old monopolies are failing, and non-coercive institutions are taking their place.
Guest Christopher David won’t stop being a criminal! He just keeps giving customers rides in his car! The all-important and wise political masters who call themselves “the City of Portsmouth” have decided that Uber is illegal, and anyone who drives for Uber in their gang’s territory has to pay them thousands of dollars to get back in their good graces. But Christopher David is ignoring their threats and doing it anyway. Learn more here.
Christopher Chase Rachels is a fellow Gaynarchist and author of the newly released book, “A Spontaneous Order: The Capitalist Case for a Stateless Society.” Pick up a paperback at your favorite Anarchist book store, or if you have Amazon prime, you can get it FREE today!
When he asked for a round of applause, he didn’t expect to get the clap! Derrick J talks about getting tested for HIV and treatment for his gonorrhea. (EW!) Nathan the Ninja Squirrel calls in to share an upcoming app that lets users rate other people in their personal, professional, and romantic lives. Finally, we have a good hearty laugh at the senile dictator Robert Mugabe’s expense. His country not only suffered embarrassing levels of hyperinflation under his reign, it also has the distinction of being the only place on the planet where same-sex kissing, hand-holding, and even hugging is criminal. How progressive!