Late last year I wrote a review of the Ballet REAL Series which is described as “The World’s First non-electronic multicurrency wallet” aimed at the novice market. The REAL series makes some interesting tradeoffs between security and convenience that has garnered a fair amount of controversy on Crypto Twitter. Personally, I think the tradeoffs are reasonable for certain usecases and storage amounts. For instance, a novice user may be more at risk of messing-up private key generation and secure seed storage on their own. …
Famed Industrial designer Dieter Rams once remarked, “You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people. Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better — because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.” I think this quote perfectly articulates the present tension that exists between convenience and security in the Crypto space that devices like Ballet Wallet aim to solve for a mainstream audience of novice users.
I was fortunate enough to receive a REAL BITCOIN Ballet Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet review unit last month. Ballet bills itself as the World’s First Non-electronic hardware wallet but it’s also a beautiful physical object, striking in its appearance, with prominent ₿ logo in raised lettering on the front. A memo field adorns the back of the card, perfect for a personal message to a loved one who could be gifted this as a generational heirloom. Ballet also offers a number of other cryptocurrency cards like Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin to name but a few. …
In Peter Ryan’s But Who Tho? the author writes:
An AnCap society would function with imperfect consent measuring as similar examples of private property dynamics operate today. When you enter a residence, you tacitly agree to the subjective whim of the private property owner. You may not have consented to eviction from the residence for a snide joke about the property owner’s wife (a cultural norm) but it is well within the right of the property owner to evict you. Now you might ask: “How do we stop the property owner from inflicting harsh and unusual punishment upon the accused based on subjective reasoning of the transgression?” The property owner is nested within a larger community and that community has parameters for what is acceptable for smaller property owners within it to do. We can logically conclude that interactions on an individual level are nested in distinct, overlapping, subordinate, and supreme governance institutions….and …
On today’s episode we’re joined by noted Bitcoin critic and author of the book “Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain” David Gerard.
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I was honoured to recently receive a review unit of BitPiggy, a modern twist on the classic piggybank. The BitPiggy does actually function as a traditional piggybank with coin slot on-top and removable snout to extract coins, but it also integrates Bitcoin donations in a novel way: through use of an Opendime.
Amaury Séchet is concerned with Mike’s ability to multitask while driving given his track record. Then we’re joined by Robin Hanson author of “The Elephant in the Brain” to talk about elephants. Yes, it’s a book about elephants. This episode sponsored by Decred!
The 2018 Season Finale of Bitcoin Car Talk is an absolute killer — literally! Host Mikeinspace is a hunted man, on the run from supporters of Bitcoin economic commentator and rival Saifedean Ammous. As an innocent Canadian lost in a world of heavily armed American crypto-anarchists, lawyers and cam girls, can Mike survive? Watch the episode to find out.
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Rodolfo gives Mike a crash-course on setting-up Coldcard, with predictable results. Then we’re joined by Vin Armani, the CTO of CoinText to discuss Matriarchal systems as they relate to Decentralized networks. Also, Mike finds his true calling as a man-whore.