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MMM S02E13: The Ultimate Episode

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:28:01 +0000

MMM = Audio Selfie? Which iPhone will you get? Scotland marketing campaign? TOOL: Breadwallet for iOS Don’t get scammed by Phishing emails! B2B better than B2C for Bitcoin? Satoshi’s Corner: his last messages Roger Ver: Bitcoin as offering plate Bitcoin for foreign tourists Sponsor Segment: – Before you buy it, Brawker it! 12 Step […]

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MMM S02E12: Penultimatum!

Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:00:54 +0000

Golf as exercise? TOOL: MIT Bitcoin Projects Ethos: Fireflies: Tomorrow Market: Will Apple kill Bitcoin? Sponsor: Sponsor: Sponsor: GURU: Hal Finney Satoshi’s Corner: emails with Hal Finney 12 Step Program for Active Investors: Step 11: Risk Exposure ( Use LTB app Scottish Independence and currency – use Bitcoin? […]

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MMM S02E11: Strength in Numbers

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:58:02 +0000

Australian man creates $500k using his ATM Hash rate now over 200 Million GH/s Satoshi’s Corner: Increasing Difficulty;all Why did the Bitcoin price go down? Market forces. 18:30 – Sponsor segment – “Before you buy it, Brawker it!” TOOL: Blockchain app for iOS and Andriod Nic Cary on CNBC Wences […]

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MMM S02E10: Ignorance or Arrogance?

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:15:56 +0000

Bitcoin Foundation requests access to “Extensive Research & Analysis” (That is, the PURPOSE) of the BitLicense regulations TOOL: Sponsor: GURU: Ed Moy Harry Browne Money Talk show 10th Anniversary 12 Step Program for Active Investors Step 9: History Satoshi’s Corner: copying wallet files around LTB 133: Bitcoin doesn’t yet work in Kenya […]

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MMM S02E09: A Comedy of Errors

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:22 +0000

Magic word at -> Register -> 3rd word (6 letters) I’m at fault and BitPay’s at fault: A Comedy of Errors Dell accepts Bitcoin Reward vs Risk chart Step 8: Riskese (the language of Risk) MultiSig is the answer and Supporters: and The MMM is only possible because of your […]

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MMM S02E08: How I Lost Your BitPay Donations

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:30:25 +0000

BitPay said, “Account Payout.” So where did your 3.3875 Bitcoin go? NA Bitcoin Car Giveaway Bitcoin: The End of Money as We Know It MMM is possible because of – How to buy Bitcoin with a credit card or PayPal Step 7: Silent Partners It takes me a while to learn a new […]

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MMM S02E07: One Million BITS

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:18:37 +0000

Coinbase allows you to switch to BITS Rob: Did MMM artwork, runs, and was the first to use the Venice Beach ATM! Jason Coles says thank you to Stephanie and Levi WSJ talks to Bobby Lee GURU: Peter Diamandis says bitcoin moving to disruptive phase Support Before you buy it, Brawker it! JJ […]

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MMM S02E06: Constant Innovation

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:51:10 +0000

US Marshals to auction SilkRoad bitcoins List of names leaked MMM download woes of the last two weeks The California trip TOOL: Google Finance and Yahoo! Finance show BTC prices =googlefinance(“CURRENCY:BTCUSD”) Supporters: – get your FIFA team jersey with bitcoin Satoshi’s Corner 12 Step Program for Active Investors: Step 5: Manager […]

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MMM S02E05: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bitcoiners

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:00:35 +0000

I was on vacation in California last week. Yet the show goes on! The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Bitcoiners will help you spread the good news about the economic and personal freedom. 12 Step Program for Active Investors Step 4: Time Pickers (Credit: Parody of Rhinestone Cowboy (by Glen Campbell): Buy and Hold […]

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MMM S02E04: The Future is Dark

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:30:17 +0000

After Bitcoin, the future is Dark, meaning anonymous. I go through some upcoming technologies that will be amazing: Dark Wallet, Dark Coin, XC, Zerocoin and Zerocash, Dark Market (which is replaced by Open Bazaar), TOR, TAILS, and MAIDSAFE. Supporters: (Buy bitcoin with a credit card or PayPal or Spend bitcoin on just about anything on the […]

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Supporter Discount until Wednesday Night: Only 0.06BTC!

Sun, 01 Jun 2014 21:02:15 +0000

Have up to four lines of text read on the next episode of the Mad Money Machine for only 0.06BTC! Act now, this is a limited time offer!!! Click the Donate button or click HERE.

MMM S02E03: What’s In Your Wallet?

Fri, 30 May 2014 18:30:41 +0000

Why do we really care about Bitcoin? Who’s accepting Bitcoin? (Credit: 12-Step Program for Active Investors: Step 2: Nobel Laureates GURU: Jim Rogers (Credit: Supporters: Need a better donation page Got a Coinbase account? Try I NEED AN INVITATION TO TOUR GOOGLE Satoshi’s Corner: Announcing Bitcoin.EXE Email from […]

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MMM S02E02: Tryin’ to Get the Feeling Again

Fri, 23 May 2014 18:45:42 +0000

KryptoKit disappears from Chrome… for a few minutes Bitcoin 2014 Amsterdam Congrats to Let’s Talk Bitcoin! Patrick Byrne’s Talk (Credit: Mark Andreessen (Credit: BitPay’s Steven Pair (Credit: CNBC) Winklevii Anyone work at Google can get me a Google Tour? Supporters: and Kenneth Halliwell Satoshi’s Corner: He did it backwards 12 Step Program […]

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Supporter vs. Tipper

Mon, 19 May 2014 22:13:08 +0000

Mad Money Machine needs show supporters to keep the operation running. Clicking the Donate button at the right of this page takes you to BitPay where the minimum donation amount is 0.1 BTC. This entitles you to enter your name and some text that I will read on the next episode of the show. If […]

MMM S02E01

Fri, 16 May 2014 17:45:29 +0000

Only 3 months until Christmas stuff appears in Costco! You see a friend at a party and they ask you about Bitcoin… Bitcoin a terrorist threat? Every MIT undergrad getting $100 in bitcoin Block 300,000! Amazon to take Bitcoin? Tax status of Bitcoin Bitcoin ETF TOOL: Not Bity. Fargo at Satoshi’s Corner: Emails […]

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MMM Moving to Fridays, Season 2 Starts May 16

Thu, 15 May 2014 03:43:47 +0000

In order to have weekends free, I’m moving the Mad Money Machine to a Friday release schedule. I’m targeting a 3PM Eastern time release so that you can listen on your commute back home, listen while doing chores over the weekend, or listen on your Monday morning commute. Season 2 starts with a bang this […]

MMM Season 2 to offer Supporter Slots on the Show

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:42:53 +0000

I have gotten a lot of feedback from you saying you lament the end of Season 1. Many of you have also said you wished that there were some way to support the show to keep it going strong. I have figured out one possible way: I created a BitPay catalog item that allows you […]

MMM #16: There’ll Be Blood

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:41:30 +0000

Sidechains are the answer, what’s the question? Bubba wins again. Explaining the Heartbleed bug The Blood Moon predicts earth-shaking events Its Tax Day Bitcoin wash sale? Satoshi’s Corner: Sections 8 – 12 GURU: Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. Omri Marion discusses using Bitcoin as a tax haven Altcoin of the Week: Cybersquats and Amir Taaki […]

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MMM #15: April 8th, 2014

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:44:23 +0000

Windows 98 End of Life new life for Bitcoin? Northern Virginia Bitcoin Meetup report on Bitcoin 2.0: Satoshi’s Corner: Section 7 – Reclaiming Disk Space GURU: David Andolfatto, VP of St. Louis Fed Heather Schlegel on the Future of Money. Read her at Let the Sparks Fly by Thousand Foot Krutch. […]

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MMM #14: No Foolin’

Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:46:22 +0000

What’s the difference between Bitcoin and my iPhone? Check your iPhone ports for yarn FED announces eDollar? Saw and liked Divergent GURU: Marc Andreessen Satoshi’s Corner: Section 6: Incentive TOOL: Why the eDollar could not actually work: ALTCOIN: MERCHANT: Byrne on Fox If you must use Apple, then download this show […]

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MMM #13: A small list of demands

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:00:49 +0000

What’s the difference between Bitcoin and my iPhone? Small list of demands for Bitcoin Small list of demands for Crypto One wish for the world Burger Kings allows payments with… GURU: Bill Miller Ron Paul not the best salesman for Bitcoin? Satoshi’s Corner: Section 5: Network  Millibit Market Minute TOOL: Fox on Reddit talks […]

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MMM #12: Bitcoin Tool Fest!

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:59:49 +0000

Bitcoin and Namecoin are big tippers at the Nakamoto Tavern 12 Lanes of traffic shut down for the theft of 11 Bitcoin Warren Buffett has an opinion on Bitcoin – “prediction market” GURU: Adam Back – inventor of HashCash Chris Dixon – Stored Hashcash Dorian releases a statement Merchant of the Week: The Santa […]

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MMM #11: The Picture of Dorian is Gray

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:46:08 +0000

Leah walks into the Nakamoto Tavern… The Picture of Dorian is Gray Goxcoin tries to find the missing BTC Satoshi’s Corner – Section 3: Timestamp Server Tool: Merchant of the Week: Altcoin of the Week: Sign up at Guru: Jimmy Wales Market Minute If you must use Apple, then download this show […]

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MMM #10: TRST NO 1

Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:48:32 +0000

Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Kittehcoin walk into a bar… Millibit conversion day! MtGox Bitcoin Ban GURU: Harry Browne at Jim Cramer on gold call MMM at 571-366-7121 Satoshi’s Corner – Section 2: Transactions Merchant of the week: ColorHug at TOOL: Electrum at Altcoin of the Week: Donate to my Auroracoin address! : AJHwrJLDv6fCvJnWUiQFMEYd2C2sbA8n3M […]

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MMM #9: Empty Gox

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:11:04 +0000

Bitcoin and Ethereum walk into a bar MT Gox’s woes Empty Gox (Sung to the tune Rocky Top) Tool: ZeroBlock for iPhone and Android Altcoin of the Week: Dogecoin My Dogecoin address: DMyJc3mpBPEjkDiXkYVYKv1XntZQoS7zfU Benjamin Lawsky’s AMA Tax on Airline miles? Bitcoin Fundamentals: BIP 0038 Encryption Satoshi’s Corner: Read section 1: Introduction Mad Money Machine Call-In […]

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MMM #8: Bitcoin’s Biggest Threats

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:21:42 +0000

Bitcoin’s Little Dream Definitions Threats Solutions Bitcoin’s Big Dream TOOL: Bitcoin Wiki see Weaknesses, Common Vulnerabilities, and Scalability GURU: Bill Gates – Here’s his speech on electronic payments. The OTHER BTC Paul Rosenberg says Get Ready for an Attack California legalizing Bitcoin? Roger Ver interview about Bill Frezza at Forbes on Why Da Man […]

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MMM #7: The Bitcoin Religion

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:10:26 +0000

Here’s to the Crazy Ones! Apple removes Blockchain from their App store. Gavin Andresen’s PSA Garrick Hileman, Bitcoin Evangelist The importance of the Satoshi Myth is the Bitcoin Address holding the first 50 bitcoins ever created. Satoshi’s Paper Tool: USPS Considers Bitcoin Exchange GURU: Roger Ver MTGOX Woes Bitcoin Address Shortener Bitcoin […]

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:00:18 +0000

ELI5 gets answered by 4-year old girl. Motley Fool: Buy Bitcoin or a lottery ticket? FinCEN releases two statements regarding Bitcoin Central Banks issue warnings Lebanon, Malaysia, Taiwan, Germany, Hong Kong, Belgium, Indonesia, Russia, Estonia Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne says he recently bought $1M of Bitcoin Call-In Segment: How do I get started with Bitcoin? […]

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New: Donate via Stealth Address

Sat, 01 Feb 2014 22:01:27 +0000

Remember I mentioned Stealth Addresses on episode 4? Well, now they are a reality (at least on Mac). Here’s my Stealth Address: SxuQMejicu5RjnYVBzueVMmdrPqbvVsZ8pHmFNALt9LHv3wEAJbhYP Here’s info on where to find the Mac Client. Simply copy my stealth address into the Mac Client. Generate a Bitcoin Address and a Nonce. Use your Bitcoin wallet to send a […]

MMM #5: Role Playing

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:19:20 +0000

Role playing: You as bank CEO. You as Treasury Secretary. Charlie Shrem on being compliant Snowden on the business influence over government Tool of the week: conversion into poetry Apple Pushes Deeper Into Mobile Payments NY BitLicense Hearings with Lawsky Google into Bitcoin? Get Bitcoin into the 4 browsers Ethereum March 1: Millibit Conversion […]

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MMM #4: Explode Egg Catch Stage Give Heat…

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:52:20 +0000

Bitcoin and Zerocoin walk into their bar… Bitcoin and Mastercoin walk into a bar… Sacramento Kings accept Bitcoin Jim Cramer on Bitcoin? Country Roundup Indonesia Central Bank Warns Against Bitcoin Use Finland says Bitcoin is a commodity IDEA: Let’s draft a regulation template for all states to use. Gavin Andresen to speak to CFR on […]

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MMM #3: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Feathercoin walk into a bar…

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:29:00 +0000

Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Feathercoin walk into a bar… My experience at the DC Bitcoin Meetup Tool of the Week: Tippercoin Overstock Shocks the Bitcoin world NY State to hold Bitcoin Hearings Richmond Fed President Lionel on Bitcoin Market Minute Guru: Ed Moy I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes! But, if you just cannot […]

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It is Official. MMM Won!

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:26:24 +0000

Was notified earlier today that Mad Money Machine did indeed win the Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Contest!  Thank YOU so much everyone that listened and voted. Judging by the high quality of the other contestants, it is a real honor to be voted the winner. I spoke with Adam shortly. He congratulated me, said they […]

WOW! I Think MMM Just Won!

Sun, 12 Jan 2014 08:53:10 +0000

It is certainly an early morning here in the Bitcoin Bunker and the blockchain hath no secrets. The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Contest just ended at 12:00 midnight PST, which is 3AM here on the east coast. It looks like Mad Money Machine will come out the winner.  Even though two other shows are indicating […]

I Pledge to Not Vote Myself the Prize

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:25:20 +0000

Less than 40 hours to go: The Let’s Talk Bitcoin Podcast Competition ends 3AM EST this Sunday. I’m proud to say that, at the moment, Mad Money Machine leads both in total amount (113.6 mBTC) and total number of transactions (46). But the margin of lead over the next-highest show is only 2 mBTC. That’s […]

MMM #2 20140106: Happy 5th Birthday!

Tue, 07 Jan 2014 01:04:28 +0000

Happy 5th Birthday Bitcoin! (oh yeah, you too Federal Reserve system) Contest News : DONATE to xxx to help me win the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast contest. I need about $100 or so (roughly 100 mBTC). If I receive enough to win, I will submit it to the contest. If not, I will keep it […]

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MMM #1 20131205: The Exciting World of Bitcoin

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:21:48 +0000

Mad Money Machine is newly repurposed as a show about the Exciting World of Bitcoin I list 12 Exciting things you need to know about Bitcoin Once you are convinced, I tell you the simple steps to get involved Some Frequently Asked Questions are covered to help get you up to speed. Donate to help […]

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New for 2014: Mad Money Machine is all about BITCOIN!

Sun, 01 Dec 2013 21:22:03 +0000

It has taken me a while, but I have finally found something exciting to talk about again: Bitcoin! I really enjoyed hosting the Mad Money Machine podcast from 2005 through 2011 or so. But I got burnt out taking about investments, especially once I discovered that active trading was a losing proposition. Going on and on […]

MMM-188: Happy Constitution Day! September 17

Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:10:25 +0000

BUY MY BOOK! A quick update of the Permanent Portfolio performance for 2012. Article by Brion McLanahan entitled “A Limiting Document?“ 16 Votes = No U.S.A.? Some key quotes from my book. For more information about The Original Counter-Argument, go to I ENCOURAGE you to Download this show thru iTunes! But, if you just cannot deal […]

Lazy Portfolio Analysis

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:34:20 +0000

This is the home of the Mad Money Machine Lazy Portfolio Analysis. The following table shows the returns of the Lazy Portfolios from the “Investment Professionals.” They are sorted by 5-year returns ending 2011. To see the contents of each portfolio, search for the portfolio name on this page. And now a different look at […]

MMM-186: The Future is Unknowable. Invest Accordingly

Mon, 13 Feb 2012 19:30:26 +0000

We announce the Winner of the Lazy Portfolio Smackdown for 2011 Simba’s spreadsheet shows how lazy portfolios performed against each other. Park City UT has enough snow for me. TOOL: Podcaster app for iPhone GURU: Ron Paul’s risky investing strategy. Here is the WSJ article. Here are his holdings (account required) Can gains still be […]

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Lazy Portfolio Results, With Dividends

Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:11:42 +0000

The dividend results are in, and I’ve updated the numbers, graphs, and tables. Not much change in the relative performance of the portfolios, but the year-end percentages did rise. And here is the table:  

2011 Lazy Portfolio Results (Preliminary)

Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:19:00 +0000

Another year bites the dust and Harry Browne once again wins. Here are the Lazy Portfolio Smackdown results for 2011. Note: these numbers are preliminary because mutual fund dividends have not yet been reported. So those lazy portfolios that hold mutual funds that pay dividends in mid to late December will probably end up about […]

MMM-185: Treaty of the United Countries

Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:20:15 +0000

Something different for this episode! Imagine that a group of respected people from various Countries got together recently at some National Summit meeting (let’s say, in Philadelphia) for the explicit purpose of modifying their previous UN treaties and agreements with each other. At the outset of the Summit, it was declared that no one was allowed to talk about the Summit […]

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Lazy Portfolios YTD Thru October

Tue, 01 Nov 2011 12:15:20 +0000

How do ya like ridin’ the roller coaster?  I prefer the Slow Train Comin’. Looks like the Permanent Portfolios are still victorious. Two months to go!     And for your tabular view:

I want some Bitcoins!

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:56:10 +0000

I gotta admit, I am intrigued by Bitcoin. I love gadgets as much as the next guy. I spent my early years programming computers and designing information systems. I also love the idea of friction-free money. And of a currency that is, possibly, hyper-inflation proof. The innovations in the Bitcoin realm are coming quickly. And since I […]

Updated Taylor Larimore 3 Fund Lazy Portfolio Results

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 23:48:28 +0000

The Lazy Portfolio by Taylor Larimore with just three funds had the following performance, ending 30 Sept 2011: 1-mo: -5.2% 2-mo: -8.3% YTD: -5.2% Since 12/31/09: 5.4%

Errata: Larimore Portfolios

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 14:40:19 +0000

I just received word that the Taylor Larimore 3 Fund and 4 Fund lazy portfolios that I have listed on this site are in error. There should only be a 3 Fund portfolio comprised of the following (and the %’s vary for individual investors): 40% Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX) 20% Vanguard Total […]