Mad Money Machine

Hosted by Paul Boyer. Now devoted to all things Bitcoin!

New: Donate via Stealth Address

Remember I mentioned Stealth Addresses on episode 4? Well, now they are a reality (at least on Mac).

Here’s my Stealth Address:

SxuQMejicu5RjnYVBzueVMmdrPqbvVsZ8pHmFNALt9LHv3wEAJbhYP

Here’s info on where to find the Mac Client.

Simply copy my stealth address into the Mac Client. Generate a Bitcoin Address and a Nonce. Use your Bitcoin wallet to send a donation to the Bitcoin Address you generated. Then send me the Nonce, either to bitcoin AT MadMoneyMachine DOT com or tweet it to @MadMoneyMachine.

What happens next is that I get the Nonce and combine it with my secret key to generate the private key used for the bitcoin address.

Pretty Cool!

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Sat, February 1 2014 » Bitcoin, Blog, Tips » Comments Off

MMM #5: Role Playing

MMM 2014-01-15

  • Role playing: You as bank CEO. You as Treasury Secretary.
  • Charlie Shrem on being compliant
  • Snowden on the business influence over government
  • Tool of the week: brainwallet.org conversion into poetry
  • Apple Pushes Deeper Into Mobile Payments
  • NY BitLicense Hearings with Lawsky
  • Google into Bitcoin?
  • Get Bitcoin into the 4 browsers
  • Ethereum
  • March 1: Millibit Conversion day
  • Guru: Bruce Schneier
  • Adam Back says use Bitcoin-Dev
  • Improvements to Bitcoin with Mike Hearn

I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes!

Subscribe with iTunes!But, if you just cannot deal with that then go ahead and Play the new show right now

The Mad Money Machine podcast is now also available in the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast feed!

Mad Money Machine needs your support. Please donate what you can:

1GoZzZBqG59VyDVeNRAjjscPwRL4guovWG

Meet happiness eager like hill beam. Abuse confidence? Goodbye! Awake scary dude… diamond flicker law.

Got Feedback? Try any one of these methods:

  • email: bitcoin AT MadMoneyMachine DOT com
  • Secure email: use my KryptoKit GPG key found on my About page (send me your key for replies)
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Thu, January 30 2014 » Bitcoin, Podcasts » Comments Off

MMM #4: Explode Egg Catch Stage Give Heat…

  • Bitcoin and Zerocoin walk into their bar…

MMM 2014-01-15

  • Bitcoin and Mastercoin walk into a bar…
  • Sacramento Kings accept Bitcoin
  • Jim Cramer on Bitcoin?
  • Country Roundup
    • Indonesia Central Bank Warns Against Bitcoin Use
    • Finland says Bitcoin is a commodity
    • IDEA: Let’s draft a regulation template for all states to use.
  • Gavin Andresen to speak to CFR on Feb 6
  • eBay to allow sale of Digital Currencies Feb 10
  • Bitcoin Tool of the Week: Coinspy.io and bonus: Bitcoin Ticker (for Mac)
  • Join us at the Northern Virginia Bitcoin Meetup in Reston on Tuesday, January 28
  • Bitcoin vs. Gold
  • Bitcoin Fundamentals: Hashing
  • Bitcoin on the Onion?
  • Bitcoin Guru: Milton Friedman
  • Market Minute
  • The Silk Road seized coins
    • The poetry-translated Bitcoin Address of the DPR seized bitcoins is:
    • explode egg catch stage give heat enter usually nerve poet cheap job shelter drink however
  • Stealth Addresses

I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes!

Subscribe with iTunes!But, if you just cannot deal with that then go ahead and Play the new show right now

The Mad Money Machine podcast is now also available in the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast feed!

Mad Money Machine needs your support. Please donate what you can:

1GoZzZBqG59VyDVeNRAjjscPwRL4guovWG

Got Feedback? Try any one of these methods:

  • email: bitcoin AT MadMoneyMachine DOT com
  • Secure email: use my KryptoKit GPG key found on my About page (send me your key for replies)
  • Follow me at FaceBook.com/MadMoneyMachine
  • Follow me at Twitter.com/MadMoneyMachine
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Thu, January 23 2014 » Bitcoin, Podcasts » Comments Off

MMM #3: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Feathercoin walk into a bar…

  • Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Feathercoin walk into a bar…MMM 2014-01-15
  • My experience at the DC Bitcoin Meetup
  • Tool of the Week: Tippercoin
  • Overstock Shocks the Bitcoin world
  • NY State to hold Bitcoin Hearings
  • Richmond Fed President
  • Lionel on Bitcoin
  • Market Minute
  • Guru: Ed Moy

I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes!

Subscribe with iTunes!But, if you just cannot deal with that then go ahead and Play the new show right now

The Mad Money Machine podcast is now also available in the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast feed!

 Got Feedback? Try any one of these methods:

  • email: bitcoin AT MadMoneyMachine DOT com
  • Follow me at FaceBook.com/MadMoneyMachine
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Wed, January 15 2014 » Podcasts » Comments Off

It is Official. MMM Won!

Was notified earlier today that Mad Money Machine did indeed win the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast ContestWinner

Thank YOU so much everyone that listened and voted. Judging by the high quality of the other contestants, it is a real honor to be voted the winner. I spoke with Adam shortly. He congratulated me, said they all loved the show, and told me about some very exciting things they are going to be doing in 2014. It is going to be the YEAR OF BITCOIN!

I will be releasing a new episode on Wednesday with more details. You will be able to get it through the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast feed. And possibly here as well. Stay tuned!

Thanks, Paul

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Sun, January 12 2014 » Announcements, Blog » Comments Off

WOW! I Think MMM Just Won!

It is certainly an early morning here in the Bitcoin Bunker and the blockchain hath no secrets. The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Contest just ended at 12:00 midnight PST, which is 3AM here on the east coast. It looks like Mad Money Machine will come out the winner.  Even though two other shows are indicating a larger total mBTC, their “votes” that pushed them over the top came in after the contest deadline, according to blockchain.info, which is 12:00:00 midnight PST or 2014-01-12 08:00:00 GMT – the time blockchain.info uses.

A breakdown:

Pilot 11 - Epicenter Bitcoin
          17KAPWj1paC1gTfYodJa4k6gqHQdoh2QZu : 281.8 mBTC

Pilot 05 - Cryptography, Liberty, and Society
          12bbVNBAJSqvLAMy7pqigifwmQBqJxCqBu : 249.0 mBTC

Pilot 03 - Mad Money Machine
          1A8MS67TCo3FYwHVNJ9uNnhJguEhJHXHaz : 232.1 mBTC

 

But looking more closely, we see the following transactions at blockchain.info:

Pilot 5

These “votes” came in after 2014-01-12 08:00:00, which is the deadline for the contest. The first one is 100mBTC for Pilot 11 and the next two are a total of 116.6 mBTC for Pilot 5. Therefore, subtracting these amounts from the totals, we now have:

Pilot 11 - Epicenter Bitcoin
          17KAPWj1paC1gTfYodJa4k6gqHQdoh2QZu : 181.8 mBTC

Pilot 05 - Cryptography, Liberty, and Society
          12bbVNBAJSqvLAMy7pqigifwmQBqJxCqBu : 132.4 mBTC

Pilot 03 - Mad Money Machine
          1A8MS67TCo3FYwHVNJ9uNnhJguEhJHXHaz : 232.1 mBTC

 

So it appears that Mad Money Machine is the winner of the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Contest! We, of course, await the final tally and official word from voting central.  But thank you everyone for voting! I will work especially hard to make sure you don’t regret your decision. And thank you Let’s Talk Bitcoin and Adam B. Levine for putting on the contest!

Oh, and I did keep to my pledge: I did not vote any of my funds toward the contest!

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Sun, January 12 2014 » Announcements, Bitcoin, Blog » Comments Off

I Pledge to Not Vote Myself the Prize

Less than 40 hours to go: The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Competition ends 3AM EST this Sunday. I’m proud to say that, at the moment, Mad Money Machine leads both in total amount (113.6 mBTC) and total number of transactions (46). But the margin of lead over the next-highest show is only 2 mBTC. That’s too close!

The winning podcast will be determined by the total amount of mBTC received for that show, not the total number of people voting. Please help push MMM far in the lead with a generous donation now. Don’t wait. MMM needs to win this thing to continue.

Adam B. Levine of Let’s Talk Bitcoin wanted to structure the contest to discourage contestants from voting themselves the prize. I PLEDGE TO NOT VOTE MYSELF THE PRIZE.* Thus, I need your support!!!

I urge other contestants to take the same pledge. Let’s leave this up to the listeners to decide!

I will not send any of my own funds to the contest in order to support Adam’s ideals and to keep my pledge. I previously received a 24.54048 mBTC donation to my account to forward to the contest, which I will do right now.

If you have not heard my pilot episode entry into the contest, click the link above.  I have produced another episode since then to help give you more of a flavor of what is to come.  I am in the middle of producing another episode that I think you will REALLY like!

One listen and you will agree: The Mad Money Machine is unlike any other Bitcoin podcast out there. Your support is needed. Don’t wait.

[*Disclaimer: I have previously sent in a total of 0.3 mBTC as a vote for myself. I hope you will agree that this is not "voting myself the prize." ]

 

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Fri, January 10 2014 » Announcements, Bitcoin, Blog » Comments Off

MMM #2 20140106: Happy 5th Birthday!

  • Happy 5th Birthday Bitcoin! (oh yeah, you too Federal Reserve system)
  • Contest News : DONATE to xxx to help me win the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast contest. I need about $100 or so (roughly 100 mBTC). If I receive enough to win, I will submit it to the contest. If not, I will keep it as a donation to help support the show. All funds go directly to the contest. Thank you!
  • Reading the news chain is like processing the blockchain.
    Mad Money Machine Bitcoin LogoTop 10 Bitcoin Things I’m Really Tired Of
  • Alt Coins: meh
  • Bitcoin Tool of the Week: KryptoKit.com
  • Rumors of who may soon accept Bitcoin
  • Guru: Jason Calacanis
  • Predictions for 2014
  • Trace Mayer’s value estimate for Bitcoin
  • My rebuttal to Robert Wenzel’s interview with John Wesley Smith from DestinySurvival.com

I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes! 

Subscribe with iTunes!But, if you just cannot deal with that then go ahead and Play the new show right now

Got Feedback? Try any one of these methods:

  • email: bitcoin AT MadMoneyMachine DOT com
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Mon, January 6 2014 » Bitcoin, Podcasts » Comments Off

MMM #1 20131205: The Exciting World of Bitcoin

  • Mad Money Machine is newly repurposed as a show about the Exciting World of BitcoinMad Money Machine Bitcoin Logo
  • I list 12 Exciting things you need to know about Bitcoin
  • Once you are convinced, I tell you the simple steps to get involved
  • Some Frequently Asked Questions are covered to help get you up to speed.

Donate to help support Mad Money Machine: the Bitcoin Show by clicking the Bitcoin button on my home page.

[If you have to donate less than $10 worth, send Bitcoins to this address: 1GoZzZBqG59VyDVeNRAjjscPwRL4guovWG ]

I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes! Subscribe with iTunes!But, if you just cannot deal with that then go ahead and Play the new show right now

Got Feedback? Try any one of these methods:

  • email: bitcoin AT MadMoneyMachine DOT com
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Thu, December 5 2013 » Bitcoin, Podcasts » Comments Off

New for 2014: Mad Money Machine is all about BITCOIN!

It has taken me a while, but I have finally found something exciting to talk about again: Bitcoin!

Bitcoin Logo

I really enjoyed hosting the Mad Money Machine podcast from 2005 through 2011 or so. But I got burnt out taking about investments, especially once I discovered that active trading was a losing proposition. Going on and on talking about investing in index funds was getting boring and not fun. So I lost interest (no pun intended) and wrote a book about the Constitution. Then I got a summer job at a golf course where I was basically paid in free golf. Now that it is cold, I need some indoor fun. Then it hit me: I can use the Mad Money Machine as a vehicle to talk about Bitcoin.

As a subscriber to the MMM Bitcoin show, you can expect the same in-depth analysis of this exciting new secure, distributed transaction protocol. Each show will include those great segments you’ve come to love: Guru Roulette and Tools in the Crib, but now with a Bitcoin focus.

You may recall on previous MMM episodes I did talk some about Bitcoin and asked you to send me some. The New MMM will be sponsor-free and will rely on listener support… in Bitcoin! I ask you to throw some virtual currency my way as a show of your support, and to encourage me to bring you the info you really need to succeed in this exciting blockchain-enabled future.

Without further ado, here is my Bitcoin support address to get you started:

1GoZzZBqG59VyDVeNRAjjscPwRL4guovWG

I will be working on a new show early this week and am excited to get started on the New Mad Money Machine!

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Sun, December 1 2013 » Bitcoin, Blog » Comments Off

MMM-188: Happy Constitution Day! September 17

BUY MY BOOK!

  • A quick update of the Permanent Portfolio performance for 2012.
  • Article by Brion McLanahan entitled “A Limiting Document?
  • 16 Votes = No U.S.A.?
  • Some key quotes from my book.
For more information about The Original Counter-Argument, go to PlanetBoyer.com
I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes! Subscribe with iTunes!But, if you just cannot deal with that then go ahead and Play the new show right now

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  • voicemail: 571-366-7121
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  • Take the MMM Survey

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Mon, September 10 2012 » Podcasts » Comments Off