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raincoaster media and The Cryptosphere go to camp!

May 20, 2015

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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 […]

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

March 14, 2014

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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, […]

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

March 11, 2014

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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, […]

MtGox Meltdown: causes and conspiracies

March 2, 2014

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Shortly after I took to the airwaves to tell everyone the fears about Bitcoin being iffy were overblown, one of the largest Bitcoin exchanges went belly-up in very sketchy circumstances. Hey, I was in the rainforest. I have an alibi! MtGox, which started out in this world as an online exchange for Magic, the Gathering […]

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012

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It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

Cyber Security and Your Business Seminar Liveblog

May 28, 2009

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Well, almost live, as there was no wifi in the room. Here’s my report of the BBB seminar presented by Vaclav of PCIS, which announcement I posted here. How long has it been since I was in a room with a picture of the Queen? Not to mention a pic of Gordon Campbell with 80’s […]

Scam-Proofing for Visual Artists

April 18, 2009

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This is particularly relevant after last year’s tragic sale/scam in which many Vancouver artists lost their art and their cash. From press release: CARFAC BC Presents: Visual Artists, Scams and Ripoffs With Martha Rans and Melissa Gruber Thursday, April 23rd, 6:30 pm Alliance for Arts and Culture Boardroom Suite 100 – 938 Howe St (between […]