The Internet: Circa 1880

March 19, 2014

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Primitive Internet

There are SOME drawbacks to living 90% off the grid. The inability of a digital reporter to earn a living, for instance. I could solve this with a $10 unlimited data phone card from 7-11, a $200 thermal converter and an efficient rocket stove that would take two weeks to make, but in order to […]

Job: Digital Content Creator, Rainforest Alliance

March 15, 2014

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Rainforest Alliance seeks awesomeness

It’s not often you see a job listing with THAT image, but it is today, and the job is a digital communications, fundraising, and strategy position with the very well-respected Rainforest Alliance. Full listing is here, but the original image was on Facebook. Whoever runs their digital communications currently is pretty smart, because they know […]

Bitcoin News Roundup: ecologically responsible, safe, and officially currency: or is it???

March 14, 2014

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The name is Nakamoto. Satoshi Nakamoto

It’s a mixed bag on the Bitcoin front today. The Wall Street Journal (via Dealbreaker) reports that Singapore, flying in the face of most other Asian nations, is all good with Bitcoin and has ruled that it comes under the domain of The Monetary Authority of Singapore. This means they’re saying it is a currency, […]

Talking Bitcoin on Ricky Shetty’s DaddyBlogger TV!

March 14, 2014

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Ricky Shetty

Ricky Shetty is a tireless connector, networker, and internet powerhouse who has, like many people who have these skill sets, decided to integrate his work and his non-work life more directly, and the result: Daddyblogger.com. He asked me a few days ago if I’d do a Google Hangout, so I said yes and the power […]

The Best Corporate Blog Post You’ll Read This Year (PS: Bitcoin)

March 11, 2014

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Bitcoin vs Dollar

It’s not every day the CEO of a publicly-traded currency comes out against Wall Street and the US dollar, but it is today. This is absolutely the best and most interesting corporate blog post you’ll read this year, and that comes from someone who WRITES them. Thanks to Patrick Byrne, CEO of my beloved Overstock.com, […]

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Crime, and Identity: a radio roundup

March 10, 2014

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Bitcoin neon

Here is my latest appearance on CKNW with Sean Leslie, talking Bitcoin. It was a busy week, with the continuing MtGox fallout, the hacking and closure of Flexcoin, and Newsweek’s purported discovery of the “real” Satoshi Nakamoto (wait, that part actually got cut. But it was funny, trust me). Enjoy? And in case Dropbox is […]

Bitcoin Basics for Beginners: a new workshop for Vancouver and Victoria

March 8, 2014

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Bitcoin Neon

First new lectures in two years! Our courses are capped at a dozen participants to ensure maximum personalized attention and conviviality. We feature BOTH online and in-person workshops. See them all on our Google calendar. Register securely with Paypal. Thursday, March 20th in Victoria: Bitcoin for Beginners. 2-4 pm (a second session from 7-9 will […]