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April 30, 2011, 09:23:49 PM
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Hi guys
I've been reading this forum for a while now, and as same as you I believe that bitocin might be very successful sooner or later.
I came up with an idea that we might suggest Gavin Andresen as a speaker at TED. Personally I am a big fan of TED and I like to watch their talks when I have some spare time. I don't know how many of you, know it, so in the case somebody doesn't know what TED is about I can only say that it is a nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds:  Technology, Entertainment, Design. (bitcoin matches those criteria very well) You can find more about TED here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TED_(conference) and at www.ted.com

Anyway, in order to get Gavin Andresen to speak about bitcoin, somebody (it can be anybody) has to nominate him at this website: http://www.ted.com/nominate/speaker
I am not a native English speaker so I don't feel very confident about filling out this form. So Maybe somebody from this forum or maybe even Gavin himself can fill it out? It would be a great opportunity to spread the word about bitcoin

PS I searched forum for a similar post and I haven't found one. However if this topic has already been talked through. I am sorry for doubling posts
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April 30, 2011, 09:36:50 PM
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+1

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April 30, 2011, 10:14:41 PM
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Hmm, Gavin would have to step up his game a bit.

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April 30, 2011, 11:10:23 PM
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Not only Gavin, but all the elders of Bitcoin Wink

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May 02, 2011, 06:37:25 AM
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More realistically, how about the libertarian show "Freedom Watch" by Judge Andrew Napolitano.  Looks like someone has just started a new show topic, so please vote for bitcoin for free here:

http://freedomwatch.uservoice.com/forums/16625-freedom-watch-show-ideas/suggestions/1778101-bitcoin

Only 3 votes so far...needs more!  A lot of great people in the pro-freedom movement have been on that show.  I used to watch it regularly.

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May 04, 2011, 09:57:19 AM
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More realistically, how about the libertarian show "Freedom Watch" by Judge Andrew Napolitano.  Looks like someone has just started a new show topic, so please vote for bitcoin for free here:

http://freedomwatch.uservoice.com/forums/16625-freedom-watch-show-ideas/suggestions/1778101-bitcoin

Only 3 votes so far...needs more!  A lot of great people in the pro-freedom movement have been on that show.  I used to watch it regularly.

 Roll Eyes Everybody go there and vote!  Shocked

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May 04, 2011, 08:38:36 PM
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I've been pitching Bitcoin on a daily basis on my Bitcoin Roadtrip and I'm getting better at communicating the concepts. My next step is to create a really, really slick presentation, TED-quality. Send me too!
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May 04, 2011, 09:22:30 PM
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I suggest eMansipater go and talk. He is quite well spoken and seems to have fun explaining the ins and outs of bitcoin to anybody.
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May 05, 2011, 02:48:15 AM
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More realistically, how about the libertarian show "Freedom Watch" by Judge Andrew Napolitano.  Looks like someone has just started a new show topic, so please vote for bitcoin for free here:

http://freedomwatch.uservoice.com/forums/16625-freedom-watch-show-ideas/suggestions/1778101-bitcoin

Only 3 votes so far...needs more!  A lot of great people in the pro-freedom movement have been on that show.  I used to watch it regularly.

UPDATE: Bitcoin is at 961 votes and are ranked 18th to get on Fox's Freedom Watch!  Please visit my thread Vote to get bitcoin on Fox's Freedom Watch! for further discussion...

"We will not find a solution to political problems in cryptography, but we can win a major battle in the arms race and gain a new territory of freedom for several years.

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May 05, 2011, 07:13:47 AM
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I suggest eMansipater go and talk. He is quite well spoken and seems to have fun explaining the ins and outs of bitcoin to anybody.
Actually I recently pitched BitCoin unofficially at an invite-only TEDx event, and I do have quite a bit of experience with public speaking.  This would be great fun for me!

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May 05, 2011, 11:36:10 AM
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Well, I think it should be Gavin at TED, or another core dev.
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May 05, 2011, 12:12:02 PM
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Well, I think it should be Gavin at TED, or another core dev.

Why?

Judging by the  introduction to newbies https://www.bitcoin.org/smf/index.php?topic=7269.0 that eMansipater wrote, he has a very good understanding how things work.
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May 05, 2011, 02:03:10 PM
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TED is about "the vision thing"; somebody really good at public speaking and putting together compelling presentations should do it.

Somebody who actually enjoys travelling around and speaking about something they are passionate about.  I want to spend my time building stuff, not talking about stuff.

PS:  I think bitcoin needs another year of growth before it is TED-worthy.

How often do you get the chance to work on a potentially world-changing project?
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May 05, 2011, 05:39:42 PM
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PS:  I think bitcoin needs another year of growth before it is TED-worthy.
+1.  Audiences need tangible applications, not just abstract possibilities.

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November 17, 2012, 05:34:29 PM
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TED is about "the vision thing"; somebody really good at public speaking and putting together compelling presentations should do it.

Somebody who actually enjoys travelling around and speaking about something they are passionate about.  I want to spend my time building stuff, not talking about stuff.

PS:  I think bitcoin needs another year of growth before it is TED-worthy.


Are we ready now? https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=125497.0
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November 17, 2012, 06:03:44 PM
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I nominate Bruce Wagner.

Time to get him out of exile I think  Wink

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