Friday, May 30, 2014

The Case for Bitcoin at the World Series of Poker

Won't fit a suitcase, will fit a BTC wallet (photo: Joe Giron/WSOP)
Each year at this time, thousands of poker enthusiasts descend upon the Las Vegas Valley  to participate in the storied World Series of Poker (WSOP), often bringing with them untold sums of cash in order to participate. The buy-ins to these events scale up from the $500 Casino Employees Event to the uber-high roller $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop. Even just for the limitless cash games running alongside the WSOP, the cash on hand with players boggles the mind.

So it comes as little surprise that reports came on the first day of the Series that players at the Rio have had their hotel rooms robbed of cash and valuables. While hotel theft of valuables is an issue across the hospitality industry, the loss of large sums of cash can be directly avoided by poker players at the Series if the WSOP high command would do one, little thing...

Adopt bitcoin. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

It's HAPPENING!

Today I restarted the Bitcoin Paranoid app on my Android (of course: Apple fears what it cannot control) phone. Why should this matter to you? Because IT'S HAPPENING!!


After all this time, it looks like The Bitcoin is about to start The Rally - and I don't want to miss a single, breathless, exciting moment of it. Remarkably resilient (and dormant) these last few months while we've seen the demise of Mt. Gox and several bitcoin community related scandals/disappointments, bitcoin looks ready to grow into its worldwide fascination.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Join in the discussion on Reddit sparked by this tweet below: