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!