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January 10, 2012, 02:17:33 PM
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BitTalk.TV will interview Zhou Tong this week regarding the now famous Bitcoinica.com.

We’ll probe his mind on the making of bitcoinica, the issues he faced, the success of it, and his future projects.  During the interview, Zhou Tong will be announcing some very important news that you won’t want to miss.

If you have a question you’d like Zhou Tong to answer during our interview, please post it below.

If it makes it on air, we’ll give you a free issue of BitTalk Magazine, the new digital magazine made for bitcoiners, by bitcoiners.









Everyone at BitTalk.TV would like to introduce themselves here and announce our plans for 2012 (which we are all very thrilled about).

For the sake of consolidation and avoiding spam, we’ll be putting all updates and announcements into this thread and changing the title of it accordingly.


In 2011, I had some fun with a webcam and some stories that I thought someone should talk about. That grew to a whole bunch of people being interested in doing it right and not the shitty way I was doing it alone.

After a pretty handsome donation from some hardcore bitcoiners and my inspiration to do something entertaining, I mostly ad-libbed an entire Christmas Special. It wasn’t meant to be serious, and it was coming right off the heels of a death in the family and our funds coming in late (e.g. we had 2 weeks to buy all the necessary equipment in Korea, plan, write and shoot everything, and none of us had worked together before).

We had some fun with a camera and now we know what not to do (like recording skype calls as AVI at a different framerate than our Premiere projects and to CS5.5 instead of trying to get 2 machines with CS4 and CS3 to work together well.)

After the Christmas Special, people knew that I was actually serious about what I’m doing, and by association what everyone who believes in BitTalk.TV is doing behind the scenes. With that came another handsome donation of proper state of the art rendering hardware.

We’ve come a long way from CosbyCoin webcam announcements and recording everything on my iPhone, but we’re still only getting warmed up. We’ve got a digital magazine planned for release at the end of the month as well.

The idea behind bittalk.tv is a simple one-- provide some actual quality entertainment in combination with some vivid education. Something we want to stay away from is 45 minute self-important interviews, crackhead-like fidgetting, and constantly belittling everyone who comes on our shows.

We truly hope the community supports us for what we do, but the bottom line is, even if they don't, we're doing it anyway because it's fun and we want to.

The day before yesterday when I gave an interview with Charlie Shrem of BitInstant, he told me that bitcoin needs a proper media outlet and that he believes we can be it. I hope nothing I do fucks it up, and that's why I try to get others involved in what I do-- to make sure it has the proper substance in addition to the obvious enthusiasm that comes out my every hole. With time, the things I record will stop looking like they came out of the larger of those holes.

Thanks.







This thread is live! That means that the topic will change and all future announcements will be posted directly here. Might want to subscribe!

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January 10, 2012, 02:21:14 PM
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BitTalk.TV will interview Zhou Tong this week regarding the now famous Bitcoinica.com.

We’ll probe his mind on the making of bitcoinica, the issues he faced, the success of it, and his future projects.  During the interview, Zhou Tong will be announcing some very important news that you won’t want to miss.

If you have a question you’d like Zhou Tong to answer during our interview, please post it below.

If it makes it on air, we’ll give you a free issue of BitTalk Magazine, the new digital magazine made for bitcoiners, by bitcoiners.
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January 10, 2012, 03:47:54 PM
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Great, you should solicit comments from Jonathan Lebed or Anthony Elgindy to pad out the coverage.
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January 11, 2012, 09:21:07 PM
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Great, you should solicit comments from Jonathan Lebed or Anthony Elgindy to pad out the coverage.

Great, you should solicit comments from Jonathan Lebed or Anthony Elgindy to pad out the coverage.

Lebed's input would be most interesting, he was touted as a "boy genius" of internet stocks during the bubble at the end of the last century, although it turned out he was a front for his father who was teaching him the family business of running stock promotion confidence schemes. He never learned to do anything useful with his life and continues running the same old sketchy cons for something called the National Inflation Association.

Elgindy portrayed himself as some sort of ethical crusader against scam stocks while corrupting a US FBI agent to obtain inside information on companies being investigated, at one point using such information in an attempt to extort compensation from one such company. He was always quite full of crap and willing to share it with anyone who would listen, his take on The Bitcon could be quite entertaining.

Not everyone who might recognize elements of their own work in The Bitcon is around to provide commentary. Allegations of organized crime involvement in The Bitcon brings to mind these two guys, who haven't had much to say for years:

Police Look Into Business Dealings of 2 Slain Stock Promoters - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/28/nyregion/police-look-into-business-dealings-of-2-slain-stock-promoters.html

Most heartwarming quote:
"The two men, shot execution style, were found on the marble floor of the foyer of the $1.1 million home by two friends of Mr. Chalem's at 1 A.M. Tuesday. Mr. Lehmann apparently died of a single shot, while Mr. Chalem was shot several times, suggesting that he had tried to get up after being shot."

Zhou Tong evidently has a partner using the name Jon, hopefully they are staying on the right side of their financial backers, although that's something that can change pretty quickly when the operation has run its course as they always eventually do.

"Science flies you to the Moon, religion flies you into buildings."
 - Victor Stenger

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and the rulers as useful."
 - Seneca the Elder (ca. 54 BCE - ca. 39 CE) Roman rhetorician
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January 11, 2012, 09:45:59 PM
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Great, you should solicit comments from Jonathan Lebed or Anthony Elgindy to pad out the coverage.

Great, you should solicit comments from Jonathan Lebed or Anthony Elgindy to pad out the coverage.

Lebed's input would be most interesting, he was touted as a "boy genius" of internet stocks during the bubble at the end of the last century, although it turned out he was a front for his father who was teaching him the family business of running stock promotion confidence schemes. He never learned to do anything useful with his life and continues running the same old sketchy cons for something called the National Inflation Association.

Elgindy portrayed himself as some sort of ethical crusader against scam stocks while corrupting a US FBI agent to obtain inside information on companies being investigated, at one point using such information in an attempt to extort compensation from one such company. He was always quite full of crap and willing to share it with anyone who would listen, his take on The Bitcon could be quite entertaining.

Not everyone who might recognize elements of their own work in The Bitcon is around to provide commentary. Allegations of organized crime involvement in The Bitcon brings to mind these two guys, who haven't had much to say for years:

Police Look Into Business Dealings of 2 Slain Stock Promoters - New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/1999/10/28/nyregion/police-look-into-business-dealings-of-2-slain-stock-promoters.html

Most heartwarming quote:
"The two men, shot execution style, were found on the marble floor of the foyer of the $1.1 million home by two friends of Mr. Chalem's at 1 A.M. Tuesday. Mr. Lehmann apparently died of a single shot, while Mr. Chalem was shot several times, suggesting that he had tried to get up after being shot."

Zhou Tong evidently has a partner using the name Jon, hopefully they are staying on the right side of their financial backers, although that's something that can change pretty quickly when the operation has run its course as they always eventually do.


This I know for sure-- Zhou Tong doesn't have a partner. Jon is just someone working to help some PR efforts for Bitcoinica. He also works in some other businesses in bitcoin like Coinabul under the same general purpose role.

As for Zhou Tong, I'll hold off my personal opinions about him for the actual interview.

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January 16, 2012, 07:19:57 PM
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Hello all,

Just wanted to remind you that there is no more than 24 hours remaining before we will no longer be recording questions asked in this thread for Zhou Tong’s interview that will take place on BitTalk.TV.

Please, if you have any questions to address to Zhou Tong, post them within the next 24 hours!

Thanks!

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January 17, 2012, 07:42:39 PM
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We will no longer be receiving questions for the Zhou Tong interview.

We'll announce the interview in this thread and on http://bittalk.tv/.

Thank you for your participation!
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January 22, 2012, 12:21:47 AM
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Looking forward to the interview
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