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Brock Pierce, Bitcoin Billionaire, Wants to Transform Puerto Rico Rolling Stone RS Live Media Logo
Subscribe to the all-new Rolling Stone! Everything you need to know from the authority on music, entertainment, politics and pop culture. Sign up for our newsletter and go inside the world of music, culture and entertainment. Brock Pierce went from child actor to Bitcoin billionaire ? now he wants to turn Puerto Rico into a Burning Man utopia Brock Pierce landed a part as a younger version of Emilio Estevez?s character, Gordon Bombay, in 'The Mighty Ducks.' This was followed in quick succession with bit parts in other movies shot in Minnesota: 'Untamed Heart,' with Christian Slater, and 'Little Big League.'
January 16, 2019 1:33 PM

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NEM Surges 21%, Bitcoin The Star of John Oliver's Show - March 13th Cryptocurrency News | NewsBTC
-Bitcoin news, price, information & analysis XEM seems to be on a path of recovery since cryptocurrency exhchange Coincheck said it would reimburse investors who lost their funds because of the hack.  Regulators recently served Coincheck with its second order since it was was hacked in January.  Around $530 million was stolen, making this one of the biggest crypto thefts ever.  The President of the Nem Foundation Lon Wong said that The XEM trading exchange has had a wake-up call to double-check security measures and deploy all necessary security mechanisms moving forward.  Watch this video for more details and we also check out some of the highlights from John Oliver?s talk show.
January 16, 2019 1:33 PM

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John Oliver's Crypto-Comedy explanation of Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin on HBO - CryptoMarketWire
? ?Last week tonight? show with John Oliver features an entertaining and comedic description for the everyday person about Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies.   Warning: explicit language
January 16, 2019 1:31 PM

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John Oliver explains the complicated world of Bitcoin
Last Week Tonight production still. Photo: Eric Liebowitz/HBO Sometimes, you start to hold forth on a subject and, with a sudden and terrible shock, realize that you may be too old for something. Is this how your parents feel? In one awful moment, you feel as if you have aged by the space of a few years. That may be all too dramatic but, given your age, you may start to feel the edges of that notion when you talk about cryptocurrency. Talking about technology, especially on television, is a tricky business. After all, John Oliver says that technology is ?the thing that will make television so high def, that I will no longer be allowed to appear on it.? Can you blame him for feeling a little defensive?
January 16, 2019 1:28 PM

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John Oliver Explains Bitcoin With an Overpriced Beanie Baby
The gadgets, platforms, and software that make your digital life possible. if it bleeps, clicks or blinks, you?ll find it here. There?s a community for everyone online. Where your off- and online identities collide. If it happens online, it?s here. The Bazaar specializes in the stuff you don?t actually need?but you really, really want. John Oliver explains Bitcoin with an overpriced Beanie Baby Don?t get cryptocurrency? Watch this. If you?re aware of Bitcoin?s transition from jokey internet currency to serious investment opportunity, but you?re a little foggy on how that actually happened, you?re not alone.
January 16, 2019 1:28 PM

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John Oliver Got Keegan-Michael Key to Explain Bitcoin Search Close Search Close
John Oliver is preaching a sermon of respectability when it comes to bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies, which are admittedly pretty boring. To liven up Last Week Tonight, he invited a special guest to help him get the point across: Friends From College star Keegan-Michael Key. ?The crypto market is extremely volatile and insufficiently regulated,? Key, your new financial adviser in a mint-green button-down, says. ?They pump and dump!? If blockchain-ing is your thing, listen to Key: Invest responsibly, and make sure you?re getting financial advice from the right late-night show! Already a subscriber? Log in or link your magazine subscription
January 16, 2019 1:27 PM

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John Oliver on Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency
Using Beanie Babies, Chicken McNuggets, and the comedy talents of Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver tries to explain the wild world of Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrency, the latter of which he describes as ?everything you don?t understand about money combined with everything you don?t understand about computers?. My favorite part was the explanation of how difficult hacking the blockchain is: ? turning a Chicken McNugget back into a chicken?. This was very hard to keep watching after Oliver started detailing cryptocurrency scams and charlatans trying to take advantage of people. One of Oliver?s targets, Brock Pierce, was actually canned from the company he co-founded after the segment aired.
January 16, 2019 1:27 PM

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John Oliver has the only Bitcoin explainer you need to see BGR
You don?t have to be an actual Bitcoin enthusiast or trader to be aware of the concept. In fact, unless you?ve been living under a rock for the better part of the last 12 months, then you?re also familiar with other tech terms that go along with Bitcoin, including cryptocurrency and blockchain. That?s because Bitcoin and all the other digital coins have been featured prominently in the news, especially in the past few months, as Bitcoin soared to almost $20,000 in mid-December. If you?re still having trouble understanding it all, then the following John Oliver video is a must-watch clip. Even if you?re already proficient in everything related to Bitcoin, you should still watch Last Week Tonight?s 25-minute crypto segment, as it?s filled with regular Oliver humor. On top of that, Keegan-Michael Key makes a surprise appearance at the end.
January 16, 2019 1:26 PM

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John Oliver lists crazy (but, real) cryptocurrency coins outside the familiar Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ripple - BuyBlockChain.net
Although blockchain stocks and bitcoin news are usually pretty serious topics given their role in technology and finance, not every bit of the blockchain news feed is devoid of humor entirely. Previous article ?Why Ethereum Could Hit $4,000 In 2018,? despite its straightforward title, hinted at the lighter side of cryptocurrency news due to its mention of Ethereum based game CryptoKitties. Oliver discussed the cryptocurrency conference which stopped accepting Bitcoin payments due to slow settlement speeds as well as the burgeoning Bitcoin music industry. At one point, Oliver explained how, since Bitcoin is an open-source software, budding miners have created over 1,500 cryptocurrencies, many of which have some rather ridiculous names.
January 16, 2019 1:26 PM

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Bitcoin: John Oliver's Cryptocurrency Story Came Too Late for Losers | Inverse
John Oliver doesn?t want you to ?hodl.? The Last Week Tonight host dedicated Sunday?s feature story to the growing cryptocurrency market, explaining to viewers the perils of going all-in and expecting a Lamborghini at the end. ?If you choose to invest in the cryptocurrency space, just know that you?re not investing, you?re gambling, which is fine, but you should know that that is what you?re doing,? Oliver said. ?Prices do go down. Bitcoin could eventually be worthless, or it could be worth billions and adopted as a new global currency.? The ?hodl? meme started in December 2013 on the BitcoinTalk forums, when one user who said they?d ?had some whiskey? declared they were ?HODLING.? It?s since caught on as an investment strategy in cryptocurrency circles: don?t get caught up in the buying and selling game, just hold onto your tokens to reap long-term rewards.
January 16, 2019 1:26 PM

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John Oliver and Keegan-Michael Key rain on your Bitcoin-raining dreams on Last Week Tonight
At the beginning of his extended main story about the financial ?Wild West? that is the burgeoning, huckster-crawling landscape of cryptocurrency on Sunday?s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver showed a clip of a guy in a blinking Bitcoin suit explaining what this new economic paradigm actually is. And, while Oliver wanted to make fun of someone in a silly costume breaking down the details of an impossibly complicated issue, he had to concede that, not only was shiny coin costume guy doing a decent job, but that that strategy could also describe ?literally the entire business model of this fucking television show.? (Mr. Nutterbutter approves.) Still, Oliver took a shot at explaining the volatile commodity/sort-of legal tender that is cryptocurrency, or ?everything you don?t understand about money combined with everything you don?t understand about computers.?
January 16, 2019 1:26 PM

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John Oliver compares bitcoin to a $15,000 Beanie Baby - Business Insider Menu Icon
John Oliver gave a crash course on cryptocurrency and blockchain on Sunday night's "Last Week Tonight," introducing it as "everything you don't understand about money combined with everything you don't understand about computers." During the 25-minute episode, Oliver compared cryptocurrencies to a $15,000 Beanie Baby or any other "speculative investment" that people agree has value. The "Last Week Tonight" host then focused on the potential of blockchain technology, the decentralized electronic ledger for cryptocurrency transactions. In explaining the topic, Oliver played a clip of a blockchain researcher comparing a blockchain system to "a highly processed thing, sort of like a Chicken McNugget."
January 16, 2019 1:26 PM

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John Oliver tells you everything you need to know about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin | Salon.com
Please sign in with Facebook or Google below: No problem! Just sign in with Facebook or Google to get started. If you have an older Salon account, please enter your username and password below: In the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver tackled the concept of cryptocurrency, which he described as "everything you don?t understand about money, combined with everything you don?t understand about computers." Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that uses encryption technology and operate independently of a central bank. Bitcoin's explosion in recent months has received substantial coverage, and it has sparked further discussion about cryptocurrencies as a whole. But Oliver dived into crypto's "cult-like devotion."
January 16, 2019 1:25 PM

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Okay, Let's Talk About John Oliver's Bitcoin Episode - Motherboard
John Oliver is a reliable cultural capstone; his HBO show Last Week Tonight doesn?t specialize in starting conversations so much as serving up monologues that cement the liberal opinion on newsy topics in bits that rack up Reddit votes and blog headlines. An issue being John Oliver-ized means a certain segment of his audience now has a readymade opinion to send in emails to friends and coworkers. On Sunday night, John Oliver did his thing in a segment about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The gist was: Cryptocurrencies may go somewhere, or they may not, so just be careful, which is a fine way to sum up the current state of affairs. He hit all the right notes, warning investors about schemes like ?pump and dumps??where investors get together to artificially inflate the value of an asset and cash out? and had Keegan-Michael Key do his best impression of Carlos Matos, an investor in BitConnect (a suspected scam that unceremoniously shuttered in January) screaming at the top of his lungs on stage.
January 16, 2019 1:24 PM

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Watch John Oliver explain Bitcoin using $15,000 Beanie Babies and rap videos - The Verge clock menu more-arrow no yes Verge3.0_Logomark_Color_1
John Oliver is known for his eloquent explanations of complex topics like net neutrality. Now, he?s turning his attention to the internet?s favorite topic of the moment: Bitcoin. It?s ?everything you don?t understand about money combined with everything you don?t understand about computers,? quips Oliver, correctly. The 25-minute video uses $15,000 Beanie Babies, an interview with a man using chicken McNuggets as a metaphor for blockchain, a video of Brock Pierce (The Mighty Ducks child actor turned crypto-entrepreneur) talking about his unicorn wedding at Burning Man, and a HODLGANG rap music video to explain the phenomenon. (?Hodl? is a slang term used in the Bitcoin community meaning ?hold on to? the cryptocurrency and not sell.)
January 16, 2019 1:24 PM

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Missed the bitcoin boom Check out these five rising cryptocurrencies
Bitcoin is so 2017. If you missed out as the virtual currency soared from $1,000 to over $19,000, here are five other digital assets you can jump into with your holiday cash and try to ride the next wave...or lose it all in the next crash. Several alternative currencies have also seen significant movement in the past year, rising anywhere from 600 to 37,000 percent. But before you buy, do your research. The first thing to remember is that you can buy a fractional piece of almost any cryptocoin for just a few bucks ? no need to shell out thousands of dollars for a full bitcoin, for example. Some digital assets are designed to be actual currencies for conducting transactions. Others are "tokens" issued by specific companies as a way to raise money. The value of the token may rise or fall based on how well their product is doing... or they may just get bought up in a speculative spree.
January 16, 2019 1:22 PM

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New Bitcoin Exchange Plans to Offer Better Services than Coinbase
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (PRWEB) December 06, 2017 Apollo DAE (Digital Asset Exchange) will be the first true competitor to Coinbase?s Bitcoin exchange monopoly by offering similar and better services. Just last month, Apollo took steps to secure funding by launching a token sale, also know as an ICO. Once their token sale is completed in January, they will open their exchange worldwide to everyone looking for a better alternative. Coinbase has been the go to place to send new cryptocurrency users, making it easy for them to charge customers massive fees and slack off on customer service, exchange security, server uptime and more. There is no good alternative, leaving users shackled to their exchange. This is the same experience for almost all cryptocurrency exchanges out there. Apollo?s goal is to break these chains and finally bring healthy competition to the cryptocurrency realm by offering better and more services for less.
January 16, 2019 1:21 PM

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