25: Bitcoin For The Lucky And Paranoid – Julia Tourianski
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Bitcoin is a tool for specific uses and types of people
Julia Touranski was one of the first “Bitcoin evangelists” and is the author of “The Declaration of Bitcoin’s Independence.” Returning to the podcast, Julia shares stories of luck, skill, and generosity. We ask the questions, if you’re poor, can bitcoin help you? If you’re bitcoin rich should you prepare for doomsday? Julia shares her opinion on the wealth of some bitcoiners and why Edward Snowden and others have criticized them for not giving financial support to causes they claim to support. We finish the episode talking about using bitcoin for 3D gun printing and a financial collapse.
20: The Silk Road, Bitcoin, and Ross Ulbricht – Peter McCormack
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Drugs are a gateway to Bitcoin, Tor, and podcasting in Latin America
The host of the popular podcast “What Bitcoin Did”, Peter McCormack, shares his story of using the darknet marketplace the Silk Road to buy cocaine. And later on a different marketplace bought medication in a last ditch effort to save his mom from dying of cancer. These experiences forever altered Peter’s life. He shares his journey to defeat addiction, his connection to Ross and Lyn Ulbricht, and his experiences with the unbanked in Latin America using bitcoin.
Peter being impressed by the professionalism of the Silk Road – vendors, escrow, product, delivery, and bitcoin acceptance
Multiple health emergencies related to using cocaine
The death of his mother from cancer and how others have bought medications on darknet markets
Efforts to get a presidential pardon for Ross Ulbricht and ways to support him
Traveling to Latin America and seeing how the unbanked use bitcoin