AuthorCalvin Tran

Calvin Tran is a filmmaker attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is interested in economics as a way to see the world and inspires him to create media that illustrates the power of freedom and technology in improving all of our lives.

Playboy Gives Critiques to Growing Altcoin Titcoin

Playboy, the most recognizable adult men's lifestyle magazines in the world, posted an article yesterday about Titcoin and they certainly weren't being pulled around by the name. Instead, they had some pretty good critiques for the Titcoin development team and community if they really are serious about being the cryptocurrency for the adult entertainment industry. Titcoin, the altcoin that aims...

Show Your Face in EasyBitz Bitcoin Outreach Video

EasyBitz, a Bitcoin outreach organization based in the heart of New York City, is making a video to introduce retailers to real Bitcoin people. EasyBitz's aim here is to show store owners and businesses that the Bitcoin community is not a scary group of hackers and evil-doers. It's made of regular people like you and I who have normal jobs and hope that Bitcoin can be a common part of life in the...

Bitcoin Film Review: The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014)

Bitcoin films are just starting to take off into the mainstream. It is exciting to be a part of the early stages of this growing global network - an industry, if you will. Today, Bitcoin is in the middle of its transition from the early adoption to perhaps what we may look back on as the beginning of mainstream acceptance; we've certainly reached mainstream acknowledgement. And with the droves of...

Bitcoin Films: Exclusive Interview with Producer of 'IAmSatoshi'

During London's Inside Bitcoin Conference earlier this month, I was able to get in contact with Tomer Kantor, the producer behind the video projects of "IAmSatoshi." Kantor is a film maker with a reverent presence. In speaking with him, it was immediately clear that this film came from a deep and personal understanding of Bitcoin's truly global potential. "It's a personal project that started...

Carmen Segarra Confirms Goldman Sachs and NY Fed Collusion

Carmen Segarra is the former bank examiner who is filing a wrongful termination lawsuit against her employer, the Federal Reserve of New York, alleging that she was fired for "not going soft" on financial giant Goldman Sachs. Moral hazard runs rampant as clearly, Goldman Sachs still does not have a conflict of interest policy that would stand up to Fed criticism, if the Fed ever bothered to do...

BitLanders Review: Social Media That Pays Bitcoin

BitLanders, formerly known as the Film Annex, is a social media site that pays its users in Bitcoin. It first came to my attention earlier this year when I was planning to write a profile on Roya Mahboob and Fereshteh Forough, co-founders of the Women's Annex (At the time, it was still named the Film Annex). [divider]CCN[/divider] The Film Annex was started in 2006 by Italian...

Overstock to Donate 4% of Bitcoin Revenue to Organizations Promoting Bitcoin Adoption

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne announced that Overstock will donate 4% of their Bitcoin revenue to organizations promoting Bitcoin adoption. At this point in time, Overstock has selected the Chamber of Digital Commerce as the first organization that will be donated to. "The cryptocurrency movement is at a critical stage in its evolution. Adoption among the technorati is fairly pervasive, but it...

CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery Talks 'Bitcoin: And the Future of Money' at Bitcoin Center NYC

On Thursday, September 4, CNNMoney's Jose Pagliery came to the Bitcoin Center of New York City to talk about his experiences writing his new book 'Bitcoin: And the Future of Money.' Working at CNNMoney, he came across the Silk Road events of last year and discovered Bitcoin. It inspired him to further find the depth into the potential this technology can bring. Where he sees the lagging behind of...

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