Plan B is a weekly talk show contemplating the future and present of Bitcoin. With insights for the novice, shop talk for the expert, and opinionated discussion for the interested observer of bitcoin and related technologies.
Aug. 21, 2013
A landmark ruling in Germany combined with the media’s attempt to label Bitcoin legal status collide this week on the Plan B show. Plus the security warning Blockchain.info users need to know, and Butterfly Labs pokes the hornets nest!
Aug. 14, 2013
An organized effort is underway at multiple levels of the US government to investigate, understand, regulate and potentially domesticate Bitcoin. We dig through the details and ponder the future.
Plus the ASIC challenge, the Electrum server outage, and a PSA for Android users.
Aug. 7, 2013
We’re joined by guest Adam B. Levine to discuss his new project to reinvent funding online with Bitcoin, the meta themes he took away from the recent Inside Bitcoins conference, and the big Bitcoin story this week that turned out to be fake.
Then we open up the lines and answer your hard questions, debate the future of Litecoin and more!
July 31, 2013
Compliance is the buzzword of the season for Bitcoin, but on further reflection we have to ask – could regulation compliance weaken Bitcoin?
Plus the story of Thailand banning Bitcoin might be exaggerated, how deflation can help the middle class, and the Kickstarter upset of the week!
July 24, 2013
A series of events kick off this week that lay the foundation for a very productive Bitcoin summer, plus a popular Bitcoin gambling site sells for a record breaking amount, a Bitcoin Ponzi scheme is busted, your emails of the week, and a few surprises!
July 17, 2013
Regulation and compliance, just the very words make many wince in pain. But the bitcoin elite agree, from the core developers to the Bitcoin entrepreneurs, the only way forward is through regulation. We’ll tackle this topic, and discuss the long-term goals.
Plus Drew reviews his USB ASIC Block Erupters, malware on ListenToBitcoin.com, your emails, and more!
July 10, 2013
The media has Bitcoin in it’s sights this week as they take a good laugh at the Winklevoss Twins Bitcoin Fund plans. But are the eye-rolls justified? We’ll dig in.
Plus the big change up at the Bitcoin Foundation, darknet Bitcoin exchanges, the new generation of merchants accepting Bitcoin, your emails and more!
July 3, 2013
The guys discuss what the heck is going on with the price of Bitcoin, and what you can expect. The cost of running the bitcoin network is coming up against the price of the coin, we’ll discuss how these two elements are coming to a head.
Plus: The big theme from the Bitcoin London conference, the ridiculous anti-Crypto currency rhetoric from the G8 summit, your questions, and more!
June 26, 2013
Getting money into Bitcoin has come under attack this week, we’ll run down the stories that paint a troubling picture for Bitcoin, but as of yet seem to have left the decentralized currency unscathed.
Plus we’ll chat with Donncha O’Cearbhaill, who worked with Coinbase on disclosing multiple vulnerabilities, and ask what his experience was working with their bug bounty program.
And your emails, the good news for Litecoin, and more!
June 19, 2013
We chat with Jesse Heaslip one of the team members from Bex.io, they aim to provide a end-to-end solution to setup your own Bitcoin exchange. Is the solution to the Gox problem hundreds, or even thousands of small Bitcoin exchanges?
Plus Avalon customers suspect the company of pre-mining with their hardware for weeks, a new and stronger theory on Satoshi Nakamoto’s true identity, the good news for Litecoin, and more!
June 12, 2013
We bring on one of the dynamic duo who want to Kickstart a 90 Days on Bitcoin documentary project, called Life on Bitcoin.
Then we chat with the head honcho of BitVegas stops by to chat about their new features, and Bitcoin faucet partnership.
Plus we have a few theories about the recent price drop, cleaning up Bitcoin addresses, your emails, and more!
June 5, 2013
The best of Bitcoin podcasting join forces to discuss how Bitcoin could potentially disrupt the big media monopolies and fund a new generation of independent honest content, controlled by its audience.
Plus more challenges facing Mt. Gox, fixing Bitcoin’s infrastructure problem, and the quiet little Litecoin hack no one is talking about.
May 28, 2013
The funding methods around Bitcoin are under attack, and we chat with TheGenesisBlock.com’s managing editor about what this means for the future of Bitcoin, and more.
Plus picking the right wallet for offline cold storage, a look at BitAngels the distributed Bitcoin angel fund, our concerns with Ripple, your emails, and much more!
May 22, 2013
We chat with Amir Taaki about Libbitcoin, and how it could enable a new generation of Bitcoin powered applications and services. And what he see’s as the biggest threat facing Bitcoin, his work with Electrum and more.
Then Ben Morse from the Port Forward Podcast joins us to wrap up the best of this weekend’s #Bitcoin2013 Future of Payments conference.
Plus a big batch of your questions, the news of the week, and more!
May 15, 2013
We’ll cover some of our favorite ways to buy things with bitcoin, from the new and exciting, to the dark and shady.
Plus we chat with Forbes writer Kashmir Hill about her week of Living on Bitcoin, tackle the big stories of the week, answer your emails, and more!
May 8, 2013
We answer your Mining questions, and face reality: difficulty is up, ASICs are hitting the market, and it’s getting hot outside. Should you still mine bitcoin?
Plus the surge in alternative crypto-currencies, ESEA League’s DRM slips in a bitcoin miner, new regulators looking at bitcoin, and a Bitcoin health check.
May 1, 2013
We chat with the creator of BitVegas, how it works, his plans for the future, and how he keeps users bitcoin’s secure. Plus his thoughts on possible legal issues facing bitcoin gambling sites, Litecoin for gambling, and more.
Plus we run through some of the best Bitcoin news we’ve ever heard yet, using bitcoin for a cause, and some practical security tips.
April 24, 2013
Butterfly Labs has shipped the first batch of their ASIC miners. David Perry joins us to chat about his 5GH/s Bitcoin miner, his experiences mining over the past week, and what he believes is Bitcoin’s image problem.
Plus: Have we reached a turning point for Bitcoin Mt Gox DDoSing? Bitcoin’s moment on the Colbert Report, the downside to Litecoin, your emails, and much more!
April 17, 2013
Is Bitcoin an environmental disaster? Recent reports claim Bitcoin mining draws as much power as 31k American homes. We bust the FUD.
It seems obvious to us, but lets face it, people just don’t get it. It’s early days for bitcoin, calling the last weeks events “the end of bitcoin” is just straight up FUD and we’ll break it down.
Plus why those of you worried about deflation just aren’t seeing the big picture, the important new bitcoin loving merchants, and Litecoin could save us all.
All that and so much more!
April 11, 2013
From the trenches of discount Wednesday, we launch the beta of our new show: Plan B. We look at the media’s slowly improving bitcoin coverage, discuss the major selloff today, and why people shouldn’t fixate on the price.
Plus: the Mt. Gox problem that faces the bitcoin community, and how it gets gamed.
Then a look at the self appointed “face of bitcoin” Max Keiser and the big money he’s trying to get involved in bitcoin speculation, and brief Litecoin chat...
And so much more!