The Silk Road is an online marketplace specifically designed for cryptography enthusiasts. The chattering classes will call it an Amazon for guns and dope, and surely those things are available, but you can bet most of the commentators have never actually been to the Silk Road. It’s notoriously difficult to get to. But one thing I know about cryptography enthusiasts is that they don’t just want their illicit activity to be anonymous, they encrypt everything. So, don’t be surprised if you can also buy an argyle sweater or the complete works of George Romero on the Silk Road. But if you listen to the uninformed chattering classes recently you might be led to believe that the Silk Road is in crisis.
12/8: Combine holiday home games with charity – everyone wins! Who is the best player at your regular game – how do you know? Must chop – no we musn’t. Vegas at Christmas time, cheapo rooms, no crowds – no players? Atlanta has an elaborate and potentially lucrative bar poker scene. You call it a podcast – to me it’s more valuable as white noise. Gambling song promoted this week is Waking Up In Vegas by Katie Perry. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
12/22: Ryan Eriquezzo, WSOP Circuit Champion, makes an inspirational return to the show as he nears the end of his self-imposed 6 month hiatus from poker. There is much to learn from this young poker star who is quickly proving to be wise beyond his years. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
Jered Kenna: We relaunched before the price increase, we hoped to be the first there and ride the wave. There has been a lot more interest from institutional investors, the VC community is really picking it up now so a lot of tech investors are getting into buy bitcoin with credit card no verification and putting money directly into Bitcoin. That’s also fueling the price increase. Some investors are looking at it seriously.
The moment you’ve created a wallet, you get an address similar to this: 1BekUGaDFbreShQb9Xr4pKPtM8jayiNQsJ. This, without any the period, is a direct way to send out bitcoins to your wallet. Make a note of your address. in Coinbase, the wallet address located under linked accounts.
12/5: While we usually discuss fraud and scams, user “badguy23” gives us a look at the other side of the coin, where he tries to trick a sushi restaurant into replacing on a nonexistent order while on-air. Limitles calls in and gives his Christmas list for the radio hosts and the forum’s other users. Colonel Nigel Fabersham interviews an Aria floorman about their new Multi-Hand poker tables, but a weird twist occurs during the call. We discuss the failure of the new Revel resort in Atlantic City. We talk about the drama between Gobboboy, his mom, his dog, and his former friend Adam Junglen. Erik Ryland checks in and talks about his eyebrows. [Visit Website] [Download MP3].
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