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by brucefenton
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Bitcoin Discussion
Topic: Lingham, Perklin and Pouliot named to Bitcoin Foundation Board -- new Mission Statement published for comment
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Lingham, Perklin and Pouliot named to Bitcoin Foundation Board -- new Mission Statement published for comment

Also ironic that Andreas talks about democracy but calls for disbanding it. This was a minority opinion, not the majority of members or the board members voted for by them in the last 4 elections. The board have a democratic majority mandate to keep it open, certainly not close it based on two board...
by brucefenton
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Bitcoin Discussion
Topic: Lingham, Perklin and Pouliot named to Bitcoin Foundation Board -- new Mission Statement published for comment
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Lingham, Perklin and Pouliot named to Bitcoin Foundation Board -- new Mission Statement published for comment

thx for the info Bruce. why did the foundation kick out 2 of the elected board members? https://twitter.com/aantonop/status/678626881399218177 One resigned. The other was voted off. After many, many months of attempting to get along and not getting much of anything accomplished, the Chair called fo...
by brucefenton
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Roger Ver, the first Bitcoin angel investor, ask me anything!
Replies: 216
Views: 75564

Re: I'm Roger Ver, the first Bitcoin angel investor, ask me anything!

Hi Roger! Thanks for all you do - that's a great summary page. 1-- As this industry grows its harder every day to keep up with who's who and what is being done. 2-- What projects and types of tech are you most excited about? 3-- You are probably the most tireless Bitcoin advocate....what do you thin...
by brucefenton
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Andreas M. Antonopoulos, author of "Mastering Bitcoin", public speaker, podcaster and pundit. Ask Me Almost Anything
Replies: 66
Views: 28321

Re: I'm Andreas M. Antonopoulos, author of "Mastering Bitcoin", public speaker, podcaster and pundit. Ask Me Almost Anyt

Hi Andreas, Great to see you, thanks for all you do. 1) You seem to have a very solid moral code, for example you ask events you speak at to have an anti-harassment policy and many who are active in the space know that you definitely make decisions which place your beliefs ahead of money. What helpe...
by brucefenton
Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Mike Hearn, creator of Lighthouse, bitcoinj and Bitcoin XT. Ask me anything!
Replies: 76
Views: 36535

Re: I'm Mike Hearn, creator of Lighthouse, bitcoinj and Bitcoin XT. Ask me anything!

Hi Mike, What do you think of Ethereum and Rootstock.io in relation to Bitcoin, Lighthouse and sidechains? Are we going to see a convergence of these various tools onto one blockchain or will we see a few major blockchains working well or something else? Also, what are some of the coolest dentralize...
by brucefenton
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce , great to see you taking questions here. My question is regarding the unbanked. We often hear the argument that bitcoin will engage the unbanked, yet I can't think of a single bitcoin foundation event that has been held or is planned to be held in Honduras ,Bangladesh or Ethiopia? Most of...
by brucefenton
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Marshall Long aka 挖矿王子 - Partner & CTO of FinalHash, LLC and a True Bitcoin OG
Replies: 47
Views: 10840

Re: I'm Marshall Long aka 挖矿王子 - Partner & CTO of FinalHash, LLC and a True Bitcoin OG

Hi Bud! It seems like China has a lot of their own, locally developed, businesses: their own versions of Facebook, YouTube, Amazon etc. Can US or EU Bitcoin startups have a successful presence in China or is it too hard? Would they be better off focusing on partnerships, jvs, early expansion, branch...
by brucefenton
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Jeff Garzik, Bloq co-founder and bitcoin hacker
Replies: 44
Views: 16350

Re: I'm Jeff Garzik, Bloq co-founder and bitcoin hacker

Hi my friend, Good to see you. I didn't know you were a fellow early stock trader! What is your advice to kids and parents about coding and getting kids interested in computer work? Can you elaborate about your early coding? Despite lots of efforts we still have a gender bias towards men from young ...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, Jonathan Dugan here. First time posting on this forum. Can you discuss the ways that the Bitcoin Foundation is increasing transparency on: * use of finances * specific activities of the foundation takes * policies and issues that the community has, and the role or stance the foundation ha...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

What was the reception in the Middle East and Dubai? Is there any appetite for Bitcoin or development in the Israel startup community? Thanks! The Dubai Bitcoin Conference was a great success for a first conference in an area with little Bitcoin exposure at the time. As a reply the local infrastruc...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Thank you for all your contributions to the ecosystem. Do you recommend Bitcoin to your friends/family/peers? Do you usually get positive reception? What was the most negative response you got after explaining it? All the best! Thank you. I don't usually recommend Bitcoin for purchase by family and...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

I was super critical of Matonis-era TBF because I felt like his cadre dropped the ball, almost entirely, and then treated the community like we were idiots. I wanted to chime in and say that you've made some great choices on direction and the role TBF should serve moving forward. Your accountabilit...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hello Bruce,

How did you get your first bitcoins? Was it cheap?

I bought my first coins on Mt. Gox - not nearly as cheap as many friends or as cheap as I would have liked. :)

At the time, Gox was a pain to deal with - I think it tool 9 days and I had to go through Dwalla or something.
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Whats your opinion on blocksize. Do you support any current BIP proposals? One good thing about being Executive Director of the foundation is that I have a good excuse to not answer this. :) The foundation serves all members: Gavin is Chief Scientist, Jeff Garzik is a member, Greg Maxwell is a memb...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Bruce - I am a bit confused. If you believe that bitcoin could one day be in the $10,000 range - why would you not own them? He was asking about physical bitcoins -- the actual metal "coins" typically engraved or with a sticker of a private key on them. I dont own these physical type coins. I defin...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Could you speak about barriers to Bitcoin adoption in emerging markets specifically, and how those barriers are being overcome. In other words, what have you seen in the works to help Bitcoin evolve from being merely a first-world toy, so to speak. I would guess the barriers are things like access ...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, what's your opinion about the conflict of interest created by Blockstream hiring most of the core devs? What are the possible solution to avoid this kind of conflict of interest in the Bitcoin ecosystem? Thanks I answered a similar question above. I dont see Blockstream in a negative way ...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, Thanks for doing the AMA! Can you give us details on the Bitcoin Foundation, what is the status of it these days. What is the main focus, where are the priorities, what is the purpose of the foundation now that it has changed so much in the past year? Do you see in the foreseeable future ...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce,

What's the status with Bitcoin Association?
And BTW, thanks for your help with Bitcoin Association!
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, What's the status with Bitcoin Association? I'm still involved but nearly totally focused on the Bitcoin Foundation -- Bitcoin Association is now run by Greg Simon who is a great guy, Bitcoiner and a capable leader. I stepped down when I took the ED role at the foundation --- one of these...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Bruce, 1) What do you think of Max Keiser's recent comment on twitter that bitcoin needs a 'Sinn Fein like organization' and do you think that the Bitcoin Foundation could provide a solution? Given Jamie Dimon's recent comments on bitcoin, surely someone out there should be retaliating and calling ...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, thanks for doing this AMA. I know this may be sort of a taboo question, but it's always fun to see answers. Where do you see the price of Bitcoin in 1,5, and 10 years; and how do you see adoption playing out, a sharp exponential rise or more a more linear one? Also, do you think there mus...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Firstly, many thanks for agreeing to take part in this AMA. It's really fantastic to see so many of the big names in bitcoin coming here to engage in these sessions. And very well done to Roger for organising it all. It was recently announced on Bravenewcoin.com that the W3C were building bitcoin i...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to the Bitcoin ecosystem, and for always speaking out in support of what you think is right. Previously on twitter you alluded to a major announcement: https://twitter.com/brucefenton/status/661354993933529088 What is it? Just in case, I also...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:48 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, I'm Nathan T. Freeman on Facebook. And I bet you can guess my question: what are you doing in mid-February? :-) Also, given your track record on predicting the outcome of attempted regulation of digital currency (eg: BitLIcense) what do you think is the best strategy to avoid government m...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hello Bruce, what are you future plans on Bitcoin ecosystem? How you see all this after few years? And what you think, in which direction to move ? ( I am small software development firm, and asking from this position) Taras I plan on working on this new project I mentioned [edit: I posted in the w...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi Bruce, Thank you for doing this. What is your opinion on what's happening in /r/bitcoin censorship. Do you think bitcoinxt is a viable solution? I'm not a fan of censorship - particularly on Reddit which is self-censoring to some degree. If something is upvoted it is generally relevant. If 35 of...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

Re: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

I would also like to hear what first attracted you to bitcoin? How did you first hear about it? Are you still involved with Bitcoin for the same reasons today? What future aspect of Bitcoin has you the most excited? The very first thing that attracted me to Bitcoin was that I thought it was very un...
by brucefenton
Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: AMA - Ask Me Anything
Topic: I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!
Replies: 48
Views: 11722

I'm Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin Loving Techo-Econ Geek AMA!

Hi! I’m Bruce Fenton, Bitcoin geek. I became involved in Bitcoin a few years back and was attracted to the technology because I see similarities to the early days of the internet and I’m fascinated by what this technology can do. I co-founded the Bitcoin Association industry group, hosted the Dubai ...

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