Lorraine Murphy by Robert Shaer September 23, 2015

Bloggable: raincoaster media returns to the blog post business!

August 30, 2015


Hear ye, hear ye!

Oh yez, oh yez, oh yez, announcing the return of raincoaster media (ie me) to the business of writing blog posts and running social media for clients. It’s been almost a year I’ve been away, concentrating on The Cryptosphere, the greatest little hacktivism and cyberwar news site in Canada, in fact, possibly the only one. […]

raincoaster media and The Cryptosphere go to camp!

May 20, 2015


Occupy Wall Street Occupy Social Media 600

Social Media Camp, that is! It’s that time of year, kittens: the time when we pack up the Cray, break out the cutoffs, and head to glorious Victoria, BC, to present a talk at Social Media Camp, the premiere conference of its kind in Canada, and that’s saying something. The conference starts with a soft […]

ISPs, explained

June 17, 2014


Comcast is not bound by a "don't be evil" pledge.

Internet Service Providers. Can’t live with ’em, can’t set them all on fire without causing greenhouse gas emissions. I think this little video I found over on Facebook explains the problem pretty well. If you’re tempted to get smug because we live in Canada and they live behind the Red, White and Blue curtain, remember […]

The Willy Report: proof of massive fraudulent trading activity at Mt. Gox, and how it has affected the price of Bitcoin

May 25, 2014


Originally posted on The Willy Report:
Somewhere in December 2013, a number of traders including myself began noticing suspicious bot behavior on Mt. Gox. Basically, a random number between 10 and 20 bitcoin would be bought every 5-10 minutes, non-stop, for at least a month on end until the end of January. The bot was…

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Attention Vancouver: INCOMING!

May 2, 2014


Behold the Big Smoke

  After an all-too-brief sojourn at an ecovillage on Vancouver Island, I’m headed back to the Big Smoke for the summer. Yes, I’ll still be in East Van, just a lot closer to Metrotown than to Oakridge this time. Time for me to ping my media contacts and get myself booked on some things to […]

Here’s How ‘Multisig’ Protects Your Bitcoin Stash From Hackers

April 8, 2014


Originally posted on Betabeat:
Cold storage, or keeping your key offline where hackers can’t get it, is a solution that only goes so far. (photo via BTC Keychain, CC BY 2.0) The “Inside Bitcoins” conference is happening in NYC this week, and a collection of investors, businessmen, programmers and hobbyists have gathered to buzz about…

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