Hour 1 -- Rodolfo Novak (CEO/Founder Coinkite) provides an update on their bitcoin wallet that features multi-signature, bank-grade security, developer's API and hardcore privacy
Hour 2 -- Michael Terpin (Founder/CEO Social Radius) on the Satoshi Roundtable Meeting
Hour 3 -- Erik Voorhees (MoneyAndState.com) on the Satoshi Roundtable Meeting
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2015-02-13 Hour 1 Rodolfo Novak (Video Archive):
Founder and CEO of Coinkite, the leading bitcoin wallet with multi-signature, bank-grade security, developer's API and hardcore privacy.
Rodolfo provides an update on Coinkite...
***Our new ultra secure and easy multisig wallet (this is what BitcoinNotBombs is using),
***Our recent announcement about removing all fees from our starter account (now 100% free), -
***Our developer API, over 1000 developers building amazing services and apps (purse.io, blocktrust, taurus exchange, etc...),
***And privacy, as in freedom
Rodolfo's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show:
2015-02-13 Hour 2 Michael Terpin (Video Archive):
Founder and CEO of Social Radius
Michael Terpin began SocialRadius in 2007, the latest chapter in a 25-year career in public relations, Internet marketing and digital innovation. A serial entrepreneur, he has been frequently written about as a pioneer in online PR and marketing, newswire distribution and social media/Web 2.0 marketing. His most recent venture is SocialRadius, a full-service social media marketing firm.
Michael has been a frequent speaker at leading technology and marketing conferences, including Ad:Tech, CES, E3, European Technology Roundtable (ETRE), Frost & Sullivan Sales & Marketing Conference, NAB, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Red Herring, Southern California Software Council and VNU Digital Media. He has been profiled in PRWeek and O'Dwyer's PR Report, and has been a guest columnist for O'Dwyer's PR Daily. Terpin is the only PR executive to be twice named to the Los Angeles Business Journal's list of the most influential technology leaders. He was a finalist in the 2000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Terpin also founded Marketwire, one of the world's largest and most comprehensive international newswires. Originally known as Internet Wire, Marketwire was acquired in April 2006 by Toronto-based media company CCN Matthews, and is now owned by OMERS Capital Partners, the private equity arm of a $41 billion pension fund. Marketwire employs more than 200 people and has annual revenues of more than $70 million, with offices in 12 cities. Marketwire serves more than 6,000 clients, including Bayer, HP, IBM, Merck, Symantec and Wal-Mart.
Terpin holds an MFA in Creative Writing from SUNY at Buffalo and a dual bachelor degree in Newspaper Journalism and English Literature from Syracuse University. He serves as an advisor to SU's Newhouse School of Public Communications, where he was inducted into its prestigious "Wall of Fame" in October 2000. Terpin is also a private investor and/or board member for several privately held technology start-up companies and trade associations. He has established several industry-related blogs, including Social Media World and CES Party List and he has published analysis, essays and reports on a variety of social media topics, including two case studies for Global PR Blog Week.
ABOUT SOCIAL RADIUS:
SocialRadius is a full-service social media marketing agency, serving clients in a variety of industries worldwide. The agency is focused on thought leadership content creation and syndication, social media outreach and strategy. Recognizing that all client needs are different, and that one size and flavor of social media solution definitely does not fit all scenarios, SocialRadius crafts unique, dedicated solutions to each client's individual requirements. These solutions can include blog creation and optimization; social media outreach and promotion; lead generation using social media; physical and virtual event marketing to engage top bloggers; Twitter and social network strategy, marketing and execution; and viral video strategy, creation and outreach. For a complete list of services, please click here.
Success stories include the outreach for recording artist Will.i.am's "Yes We Can" video for the Obama campaign, which won the 2008 Emmy, Global Media and Webby awards, as well as a 2009 Clio Gold Lion; the "Spirit of Exploration" blog and outreach for Bombay Sapphire gin; social media event marketing for Live8, social mobile marketing at LiveEarth, the Green Inaugural Ball and the David Lynch Foundation; comprehensive social media agency of record for "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!" television show on NBC; and the social media launch of start-ups ranging from Software.com to Shapeways, a division of Philips. For clients, case studies and testimonials, please click here.
SocialRadius is the latest evolution in hybrid public relations/digital media companies from serial entrepreneur Michael Terpin, who previously created one of the nation's earliest Internet-focused PR firms in the early 1990s, Terpin Communications as well as the first large-scale, Internet-based press release distribution service, Marketwire. SocialRadius is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with administrative offices in Santa Monica, California, and satellite offices in San Francisco and New York City.
TOPIC: Satoshi Roundtable Meeting
by Michael Terpin
Midsummer is a time for young love, lightning storms and states sticking their nose into cryptocurrency regulation. Last July, as the price of bitcoin hovered around $70, California subpoenaed the Bitcoin Foundation, a nonprofit that exists to update the protocol and promote Bitcoin's importance, to prove that it did not require a money transmitter license (despite the fact that it never transmitted money; it accepts dues, like any other professional trade organization). That controversy kept the price of bitcoin low all summer, but was forgotten as California never even responded to the Foundation's well-crafted response.
This summer, the price of bitcoin has also been dropping (albeit still in the high $500s, way up from this time last year) and the state making threats this time around is New York, which recently released its extensive (many would say over-reaching) proposed regulation for buying or selling bitcoin in the state of New York (or to a New York resident anywhere in the world). The response from the bitcoin community was quick, yet bifurcated, with large players like the Winklevoss twins and Barry Silbert hailing it as a good start and many rank-and-file bitcoiners reacting with anger, horror, even near-panic.
I've seen this day coming for quite some time, but now it would appear to have arrived: the Great Bitcoin Divide. If there has been, as several writers have suggested, a Civil War brewing between the libertarian/crypto-anarchist early adapters and architects of Bitcoin and the Johnny-come-bit-lately crowd that rode into town in the past 18 months with cash and a desire for clarity and compliance in hand, then the proposed New York State regulations which are now in a 45-day comment period may well be bitcoin's Fort Sumter.
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2015-02-13 Hour 3 Erik Voorhees (Video Archive):
TOPIC: Satoshi Roundtable Meeting
Erik's previous interviews on the Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Radio Show: