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The Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast
34 minutes | May 26, 2015
Patrick Murck's Bitcoin Journey
Former Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, Patrick Murck, joins us to share his thoughts on the future of Bitcoin. In addition to his nontraditional professional journey, we talk about Bitcoin and intellectual property, defensive patent pools, smart property and how it leads to Skynet.Patrick on Twitter
46 minutes | May 4, 2015
Sober Thoughts with Jillian Friedman
The Bitcoin Lawyer comes back from hiatus with an action-packed season premier starring Ryan Gilbert and Pamela Morgan, with special guest star Jillian Friedman. Jillian is a Bitcoin lawyer in Montreal whose office is literally located in the Bitcoin Embassy, so you know she's legit. They talk equity crowdfunding with cryptocurrency, privacy and transparency through the blockchain, and the clash of technology and the law. Also, Jillian reveals which of the two houses in the Canadian legislature is full of sober thinkers.Jillian Friedman LawEquity Crowdfunding QuebecRecent Forbes piece on the SEC's rules for equity crowdfunding.
34 minutes | Feb 9, 2015
Revised NY BitLicense Proposal
Occasional co-host, Andy Beal, joins Ryan to talk about the revised New York State Department of Financial Services "BitLicense" proposal. Check out the comments from Coin Center's Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh. Bitcoin price at time of publishing: $220.09
34 minutes | Feb 3, 2015
Bitcoin Lawyer Salad, live on tape from Cambridge
Guest host, Andy Beal, and correspondent, Chris Crawford, bring back news from the Bitcoin meeting in Cambridge. They talk with Aaron Kaplan, Pamela Morgan, and Jim Hazard. At this rate, we're going to run out of Bitcoin lawyers to talk to.
17 minutes | Jan 26, 2015
Taxing Miners (but not like Forty-Niners) with Andrew Ittleman
While at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami, Ryan took the time to sit down with Andrew Ittleman. Andrew relayed his thoughts on the regulatory climate for bitcoin companies and explained how the IRS is taxing bitcoin miners, not like gold miners, but like service providers. That means there is a taxable event every time a new bitcoin is created. He also gave us his prediction that the IRS is going to test their theory by auditing a mining company this year. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
36 minutes | Jan 13, 2015
Chris Crawford on Crypto-Equity Rules and Best Practices
Ryan Gilbert and Andy Beal are joined by Chris Crawford of Cryptoledgers. They talk about the work Chris and his colleagues are doing to develop proposed rules and best practices for crypto-equity companies and protocols.Don't miss Ryan at the North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami this weekend, January 16–18.
33 minutes | Nov 19, 2014
Amor Sexton on Australian Bitcoin Law
Ryan welcomes Amor Sexton of Adroit Lawyers. Amor is a lawyer in Sydney, Australia who practices corporate law, with an emphasis on serving tech companies. She does a lot of work with Bitcoin startups. She and Ryan discuss the challenges facing global Bitcoin companies. In classic Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast fashion, Ryan couldn't end the show in the normal way, so don't miss the discussion of the best movie ever made by an Australian rockstar (Nick Cave) and the "sexiest man alive" (not Nick Cave).Amor Sexton on Twitter @amorsextonAdroit Lawyers
41 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
Recent Developments: FinCEN Rulings and the Drug War
Occasional co-host, Andy Beal, joins the show again this week to bring us up to speed on the recent guidance issued by FinCEN regarding crypto exchanges and crypto payment processors. Russia does something nonsensical. And the recent news about the FBI's shutdown of Silk Road 2.0 prompts a candid discussion of the drug war in general.
34 minutes | Oct 23, 2014
Pamela Morgan Blazes New Trails as the Sally Ride of Bitcoin Lawyers
Pamela Morgan solidifies her place in history as being the first woman bitcoin lawyer on the Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast. She gives us a glimpse into her practice, where she helps bitcoin companies, startups, and whoever else she wants. But mostly, she finally explains how multi-sig bitcoin wallets work, and why we should all be using them.Pamela's website - Empowered Law
26 minutes | Oct 16, 2014
Coins in the Kingdom Recap
Ryan recaps the Coins in the Kingdom conference, which was chock full of great speakers and topics. He explains why the drop in the price of Bitcoin is NBD (that's "no big deal" in case you're a grandpa). He also gives his million dollar idea about improving reputation systems. Free to a good home!Don't forget to tweet and email Andreas Antonopoulos about how you can't wait to hear his interview with Ryan on the Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast. You can tweet him @aantop and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sean's OutpostSovryn TechBitcoin Not BombsJohn Light at Lightco.inLet's Talk Bitcoin
32 minutes | Oct 2, 2014
Brian Sovryn of Sovryn Tech wants Bitcoin to stay niche
Ryan's guest this week is Brian Sovryn (if that's his real name) of Sovryn Tech and Free Talk Live fame. Brian explains why he thinks Bitcoin should remain niche and resist mass adoption. He also gives a good explanation for Bitcoin's recent price movement and he questions the usefulness of blockchain reputation systems. Don't miss Brian's talk at Coins in the Kingdom.Sovryn TechFree Talk Live
32 minutes | Sep 19, 2014
Andy Beal catches us up on Apple Pay, new advocacy groups, and other stuff
Occasional co-host, Andy Beal, joins Ryan once again to bring all the latest on Bitcoin. What's up with the Bitcoin price? What impact with Apple Pay have on Bitcoin? And find out who Monica Monaco is (hint: she's not a pop singer).Bitcoin Foundation expands it advocacy to EuropeDigital Currency Council offers accreditation and training for professionalsCoin Center is a new policy organization in D.C.Chamber of Digital CommerceCoins in the KingdomInside Bitcoin
72 minutes | Aug 26, 2014
Off the Chain! - Davi Barker on "Color Theory," and other tales
In this second installment of Off the Chain!, Ryan chats with crypto-maven, Davi Barker of Bitcoin Not Bombs. Ryan and Davi cover most, if not all, of the bases, including "color theory," pirate jokes, social experiments, new gas cans, and decentralized aircraft. That's all the bases, right?
36 minutes | Aug 26, 2014
Professor Houman Shadab on Smart Contracts and Crypto-Equity
Ryan talks to Professor Houman Shadab of New York Law School about "smart contracts" and blockchain-based derivatives and securities. Professor Shadab also explains what "Bitcoin banks" are and how they might function.
39 minutes | Aug 19, 2014
Jeffrey Tucker on How to Tell Noobs About Bitcoin
Bitcoin celebrity, Jeffrey Tucker, indulges Ryan and tells us how he explains Bitcoin to newbies. Ryan tries to be cool and hide his excitement over getting to actually talk to the Jeffrey Tucker.
44 minutes | Aug 12, 2014
Bitcoin Updates From Two Professionals
The Elvis of Bitcoin Lawyers (Andy Beal) and the Freddie Mercury of Bitcoin Lawyers (Ryan Gilbert) take a break from their hectic Bitcoin lawyer lifestyles to update you on all the most important happenings in the crypto-space. The Bitcoin Foundation and Jim Harper's pleas to the New York Department of Financial Services proposed "Bit License" regulations. Dudes getting arrested in Florida for selling bitcoins. Regulators acting all regulaty. Why we need all the crazy altcoins. And all the other essential Bitcoin news.
35 minutes | Aug 5, 2014
Professor Omri Marian on Bitcoin and Taxes
Ryan interviews Professor Omri Marian, a tax professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Professor Marian is an world-renowned authority on Bitcoin and taxes. He gives us his
33 minutes | Jul 28, 2014
Jim Harper on New York's Proposed Bitcoin Regulations
Ryan talks to Jim Harper from the Bitcoin Foundation about the new proposed Bitcoin regulations from the New York Department of Financial Services, which will require that Bitcoin business who wish to serve New York customers get a "BitLicense." The Bitcoin community is buzzing with news of these proposed regulations, and Jim Harper lays out what you need to know right now.
37 minutes | Jul 22, 2014
The "Charismatic Evangelist" of Bitcoin, Christopher David of Coinvox
Christopher David, founder and CEO of Coinvox talks about using Bitcoin for funding political campaigns and non-profits. He also talks about his vision of using the blockchain in the future of governance.
52 minutes | Jul 16, 2014
Off the Chain! Premier
Folks, this is what you've been waiting for. I promised something big, and boy, have I delivered. This is the first of many special segments that I call, "The Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast: Off the Chain!™" The typical Bitcoin Lawyer Podcast is great, I know. But isn't being held back by too much Bitcoin? That's where Off the Chain!™ comes in. In this special segment, I sit down with somebody else, anybody else, and talk about stuff that isn't Bitcoin. In this episode, I am joined by YouTube sensation and long-time Irishman, Bob O'Linn (actual name). Bob and I talk about decentralizing technologies, how everything I know about the 1960s came from Neil Young songs, surveillance, and classic candies. Plus, we answer the age-old question: what kind of person actually listens to NPR?
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