Attendees learn about bitcoin at presentation in downtown

World Crypto Network - Spreading Bitcoin Awareness - Handing out fliers in Downtown Las Vegas (July 2018)

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Bitcoin accepted at this downtown Las Vegas casino!

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Sammy Hagar : Playing @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center : 2015-04-11 : Pay with Bitcoin at the gate!

Sammy Hagar will be playing at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (across from the D) on Saturday, April 11, 2015. They will be accepting Bitcoin as payment at this event for walk up tickets (you can’t purchase tickets online using bitcoin for this event).
This is a test run to push bitcoin as payment option for future events so if you would like to see the D expand their bitcoin offerings, this is a good event to attend!
http://www.redrocker.com/events/2015-04-11/downtown-las-vegas-events-center Reminder: Tickets paid with bitcoin must be paid at the gate, not online.
Show starts at 7:30pm!
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2 downtown Las Vegas hotel-casinos have become the first to accept Bitcoin

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RAW REMEDIES GALLERY NATURAL PRODUCTS BITCOIN EVENT FEB 6TH 6PM IN DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS NEVADA

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Gold Strike's bitcoin test tonight could be big, owner Tony Hsieh is in charge of the entire downtown Las Vegas project.

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2 downtown Las Vegas hotel-casinos become first to accept Bitcoin

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Bitcoin going mainstream in Las Vegas

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Awesome Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas Feb 20th-23rd.

The Unconfiscatable “Bitcoin Not Blockchain” Conference is back again! Taking over downtown Las Vegas and the world. Dedicated to Bitcoin, finance, economics and technology. An incredibly fun and jam packed weekend including a Bitcoin Carnivory Dinner, Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, Pinball Tournament and multiple workshops.
This year’s Unconfiscatable speaker lineup includes Adam Back, Saifedean Ammous, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Peter Todd, Jimmy Song, Giacomo Zucco, Trace Mayer, Murad Mahmudov, Peter McCormack, Tone Vays, Willy Woo, Dan Held, Jack Mallers and more.
There are no promotions of altcoins, ICOs, banks and other blockchain-based nonsense.
Just high-profile speakers from all around the world with different backgrounds. Technical engineers, analysts, traders, venture capitalists, cybersecurity professionals, business owners, bestselling authors and other Bitcoin evangelists with a packed schedule of talks and panels. After party to follow including “Tone Vays’ Scammy Awards.”
Pinball Tournament takes place at the Pinball Hall of Fame on Thursday Feb 20th, Carnivory Dinner is Friday the 21st and the full day conference is on the 22nd. Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament is at high noon on February 23rd and various workshops happen during the day on Thursday and Friday. Tickets can be bought with Bitcoin or fiat on the official site: https://www.unconfiscatable.com/
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Check out this Bitcoin Conference in Las Vegas Feb 20th-23rd

The Unconfiscatable “Bitcoin Not Blockchain” Conference is back again! Taking over downtown Las Vegas and the world. Dedicated to Bitcoin, finance, economics and technology. An incredibly fun and jam packed weekend including a Bitcoin Carnivory Dinner, Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, Pinball Tournament and multiple workshops.
This year’s Unconfiscatable speaker lineup includes Adam Back, Saifedean Ammous, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Peter Todd, Jimmy Song, Giacomo Zucco, Trace Mayer, Murad Mahmudov, Peter McCormack, Tone Vays, Willy Woo, Dan Held, Jack Mallers and more.
There are no promotions of altcoins, ICOs, banks and other blockchain-based nonsense.
Just high-profile speakers from all around the world with different backgrounds. Technical engineers, analysts, traders, venture capitalists, cybersecurity professionals, business owners, bestselling authors and other Bitcoin evangelists with a packed schedule of talks and panels. After party to follow including “Tone Vays’ Scammy Awards.”
Pinball Tournament takes place at the Pinball Hall of Fame on Thursday Feb 20th, Carnivory Dinner is Friday the 21st and the full day conference is on the 22nd. Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament is at high noon on February 23rd and various workshops happen during the day on Thursday and Friday. Tickets can be bought with Bitcoin or fiat on the official site: https://www.unconfiscatable.com/
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Fun and informative Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas Feb 20th-23rd!

Only one month to go until everyone’s favorite annual Bitcoin weekend in Las Vegas! A truly unique and fun Bitcoin conference jam-packed with workshops, games, and parties happens February, 20th-23rd 2020.
The Unconfiscatable “Bitcoin Not Blockchain” Conference is back for its second year! Taking over downtown Las Vegas for a weekend of fun, networking, and love for all things bitcoin. This one day conference will be dedicated to Bitcoin, Finance, Economics, Investing, and Technology. Our festivities will continue throughout the weekend with a 4 star Bitcoin Carnivory Dinner, High Stakes BTC Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, Pinball Tournament, Exclusive After Party with open bar and killer tacos as well as multiple educational workshops.
There will be no promotions of altcoins, ICOs, banks, and other blockchain-based nonsense. Unconfiscatable is dedicated to Bitcoin! Bitcoin lovers and plenty of toxic maximalists will all be there.
We will feature high-profile speakers from all around the world with different backgrounds and expertise. Technical engineers, analysts, traders, venture capitalists, cybersecurity professionals, business owners, bestselling authors and other Bitcoin evangelists who will be featured in our high-level keynotes, fireside chats, and illuminating panels.
This year’s Unconfiscatable speaker lineup includes Adam Back, Saifedean Ammous, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Peter Todd, Jimmy Song, Giacomo Zucco, Trace Mayer, Murad Mahmudov, Peter McCormack, Tone Vays, Willy Woo, Dan Held, Jack Mallers, Leah Wald, MIR, Dan Held, Colleen Sullivan, Jon Najarian, Johnny Dilley, Adella Toulon, Jack Mallers, Ugly Old Goat, NVK, Alex Mascioli, Jan Capek, and more.
Our full-day conference will be on Saturday, Feb 22nd and will conclude with a killer after-party featuring the “Tone Vays’ Scammy Awards.” Our other events include a Pinball Tournament at the Pinball Hall of Fame on Thursday, Feb 20th, a Carnivory Dinner on Friday, Feb 21st and a Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament at high noon on Sunday, Feb 23rd. There will also be various workshops during the day on Thursday and Friday. Tickets can be bought with Bitcoin or fiat on the official site: https://www.unconfiscatable.com/
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Awesome Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas Feb 20th-23rd.

The Unconfiscatable “Bitcoin Not Blockchain” Conference is back again! Taking over downtown Las Vegas and the world. Dedicated to Bitcoin, finance, economics and technology. An incredibly fun and jam packed weekend including a Bitcoin Carnivory Dinner, Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, Pinball Tournament and multiple workshops.
This year’s Unconfiscatable speaker lineup includes Adam Back, Saifedean Ammous, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Peter Todd, Jimmy Song, Giacomo Zucco, Trace Mayer, Murad Mahmudov, Peter McCormack, Tone Vays, Willy Woo, Dan Held, Jack Mallers and more.
There are no promotions of altcoins, ICOs, banks and other blockchain-based nonsense.
Just high-profile speakers from all around the world with different backgrounds. Technical engineers, analysts, traders, venture capitalists, cybersecurity professionals, business owners, bestselling authors and other Bitcoin evangelists with a packed schedule of talks and panels. After party to follow including “Tone Vays’ Scammy Awards.”
Pinball Tournament takes place at the Pinball Hall of Fame on Thursday Feb 20th, Carnivory Dinner is Friday the 21st and the full day conference is on the 22nd. Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament is at high noon on February 23rd and various workshops happen during the day on Thursday and Friday. Tickets can be bought with Bitcoin or fiat on the official site: https://www.unconfiscatable.com/
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Awesome Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas Feb 20th-23rd

The Unconfiscatable “Bitcoin Not Blockchain” Conference is back again! Taking over downtown Las Vegas and the world. Dedicated to Bitcoin, finance, economics and technology. An incredibly fun and jam packed weekend including a Bitcoin Carnivory Dinner, Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament, Pinball Tournament and multiple workshops.
This year’s Unconfiscatable speaker lineup includes Adam Back, Saifedean Ammous, Max Keiser, Stacy Herbert, Peter Todd, Jimmy Song, Giacomo Zucco, Trace Mayer, Murad Mahmudov, Peter McCormack, Tone Vays, Willy Woo, Dan Held, Jack Mallers and more.
There are no promotions of altcoins, ICOs, banks and other blockchain-based nonsense.
Just high-profile speakers from all around the world with different backgrounds. Technical engineers, analysts, traders, venture capitalists, cybersecurity professionals, business owners, bestselling authors and other Bitcoin evangelists with a packed schedule of talks and panels. After party to follow including “Tone Vays’ Scammy Awards.”
Pinball Tournament takes place at the Pinball Hall of Fame on Thursday Feb 20th, Carnivory Dinner is Friday the 21st and the full day conference is on the 22nd. Texas Holdem’ Poker Tournament is at high noon on February 23rd and various workshops happen during the day on Thursday and Friday. Tickets can be bought with Bitcoin or fiat on the official site: https://www.unconfiscatable.com/
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The day I hired a hitman.

So I'm in some random starbucks in the middle of downtown Las Vegas typing this out for reasons that are beyond me. I guess that if I die I want at least someone to know what happened to me. You're probably getting the impression that I am scared for my life, but you would be completely wrong. In fact I'm having the most fun I've ever had; this is by far the best game I've ever played. Now enough of my babbling, let me indulge you on why I hired a hitman on myself.
So it all started about 4 weeks ago. I'm sitting in my office bored as all hell staring blankly into my computer, counting each individual white pixel on that god damn screen. As I'm staring off into space, enjoying the peace and quiet of my own little world, I start thinking to myself "How did I end up this way? My life has boiled down to me sitting in this fucking cubicle for 8 hours a day, eating, and sleeping." I sure as hell didn't grow up thinking, "Boy I'd sure like to spend the rest of my life filing acquisitions for some soul draining corporation!" I mean I make good money, sure, but I don't even feel human anymore, it's like I'm just going through the motions. I have no kids, no girlfriend, no family that actually want anything to do with me; I'm completely alone. I need some adventure in my life again, some excitement. Fuck anything is better than what I'm doing right now. I was snapped out of thinking how pathetic my life was by my annoying ass boss asking me if I had finished with this weeks paper work. I hadn't yet, but I lied and told him I did. He told me in his "I'm superior to you" tone to have it on his desk tomorrow morning. Ya I'll get right on that, you self centered prick. I finished up with the form I had been working on and turned off my computer. It was 5 PM, signaling the end of another meaningless day.
I got home and started thinking about what I could do to make life a bit more fun. I went through the usual ideas of a vacation, moving to a new city, maybe even a new car; yet they all fell short. I needed something really fucking crazy to go down, I wanted to drop a bomb on my former life and really get shit started. I started fucking around on the deep web, looking at all the illegal shit that they have to offer. And then I saw an ad that said "Have a problem in your life? Hire one of our cleaners to take care of it at Cthulhu's resume". Now my interest was peeked. I checked out their website and it was a site to hire a hitman. Then a thought popped into my head, what if I hired a hitman on myself. It would be like a game of cat and mouse, and the punishment for getting caught would be of course, death. I was curious to see what their guidelines were, and to see how far they would go to eliminate a target. So I emailed them saying I had a problem I wanted to get rid of. Within 3 hours I got a response back, informing me of all the details of the business and the range of prices it would cost me. I didn't respond right away, allowing myself time to think carefully of what I would be getting myself into. The more I thought about it, the more excited I got. This was the ultimate adventure game, like a real life video game. I would have someone that would spend night and day hunting me down, and I would have to spend all my time hunting them down. The first person to find the other wins, and the loser dies. It was perfect.
So I went into work the next day, knowing that it would be my last day there. I did what every cubicle monkey dreams of doing, I told my boss that he can go fuck himself, told the smoking hot receptionist that I wanted to bend her over her desk and fuck her brains out, and destroyed every last form and file I had in that shit hole prison just to make things harder for all the douchebags I worked with. Then I got to work on setting everything up. I went out and bought myself some new toys at the local gun store. Bought myself a new 9mm glock, a PS-90 assult rifle, and my crown jewel, a Barret 50 cal. sniper rifle. I also stopped by this nifty little spy store in my city and picked up a few things. A few objects with discrete cameras in them that allowed me to watch them through my phone, bug detectors, and a voice changer. I then took $30,000 from my savings account and converted it into Bitcoins. After all that was completed, I contacted the man who had first emailed me and gave him all of my info, and told him that this man would be very hard to catch as he travels a lot, and that he may be armed. I told him that I didn't want just one of their regular cleaners on this job, I wanted the best they had to offer. Shortly after sending the email, I received a message back informing the that they would send one of the best, but it would cost a bit more. He also said that as soon as I sent the payment they would get started. The last line of the email he sent me made me realize shit was going to get serious very quickly "Just a quick warning for you, once the payment is sent and confirmed there is no going back. The job will be taken care of and there's nothing that can be done to stop it." Perfect. I sent the payment immediately, and got a conformation email back that it was received and that someone would be sent out the next day to my location. Now the real fun can begin.
So there's the start to the huge shit show I created for myself, and like I said it's been loads of fun. I've been in this starbucks for about 2 hours now and I need to get going as I can't stay in one location for to long. I'll update tomorrow with the rest of my story so far if people are interested. Wish me luck ;)
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Problem: When I spend bitcoin in the real world, I ask the merchant how often people pay with bitcoin. 9/10 times "You're the first"

So lately when I travel, I go to coinmap.org to find which places accept bitcoin in the area. A restaurant, a hotel, etc. Right now I'm staying at The D hotel and casino and downtown Las Vegas, where bitcoin was popular (I thought)
I checked in last night and I asked the teller how often he sees people pay with bitcoin, "I've been working here for 1.5 years and you're the first". Las Vegas is supposed to be a hot spot for bitcoin, yet nobody is spending it.
This has happened the last 4 or 5 times I've spent bitcoin; the merchant tells me that I'm the first person to use bitcoin at their store. This is worrisome for the long-term outlook for bitcoin. I mean, there's all this hype in the media and online about bitcoin, but apparently nobody is using it in the real world. Speculation can only last for so long.
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Need advice on marketing as I now accept bitcoin at Las Vegas hair salon

My first post....
I'm excited to accept bitcoin as payment and even offer 20% discount on hair services. What I need is some advice. How exactly do I promote the offer? The good news is that I live in Las Vegas and we host over 250k different visitors each week. The bad news is that I'm a 15 minute drive from the Strip and downtown resorts.
What I have done so far: 1. The top of each page on my website (www.HairByJacki.com) promotes the 20% bitcoin offer. 2. I joined Linkedin, Twitter and Reddit (already on FB) 3. I'm now listed on the new Airbitz wallet directory. 4. I will be listed in the Las Vegas bitcoin website which has a local directory. (http://bitcoinsinvegas.com/) 5. I'm pending on BitPay and should be approved within a couple of days to host a POS
It's my understanding the current demographics are male age 21-35? Can anyone give me any advice on how I can target a bitcoin market? Thank you in advance.
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Majestic Repertory Theatre First Non-Profit Theatre Company to Accept Bitcoin

Majestic Repertory Theatre has become the first non-profit theatre company in North America to accept Bitcoin as currency for tickets, merchandise and tax-deductible donations. Downtown Las Vegas's intimate storefront theatre has taken bold strides since it formed in 2016 - its pursuit of excellence has led to several "best of" awards by local publications and organizations. "The vision of Majestic Rep is to find in Las Vegas the voices that will change American Theatre," said artistic director Troy Heard. "We work to achieve that through a tri-fold dedication to education, diversity and community."
"The local arts in our city benefit from a relationship with the world famous Las Vegas Strip. We have access to some of the world's finest performers and designers who look to supplement their repertoire by working with us and our interns," Heard says. "Additionally, we have found very progressive international travelers who wander off the beaten path in search of local flavor. Because of this, we have added the option to purchase tickets and merchandise using Bitcoin. Right now we use Bitpay in person at the box office, but hope to fully integrate an option with our online ticketing system. Additionally, we have accepted charitable donations in the form of Bitcoin."
For more information on Majestic Repertory Theater, visit www.majesticrepertory.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
"Best of Las Vegas" Desert Companion: https://knpr.org/desert-companion/2018-01/best-city-arts-entertainment
"Best New Theatre Company" Las Vegas Weekly: https://lasvegasweekly.com/news/2017/jul/13/best-of-vegas-majestic-repertory-theatre/
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Bitcoin in places like Las Vegas and Atlantic City

So, I'm sure many of us are aware of Bitcoin's use in online gaming; lots of sites facilitate games played directly in BTC or allow for deposits/withdrawals converting through BTC.
What about places where people go for in-person gambling? Does anyone have experience financing a trip and mostly living off of BTC, or even placing bets in person?
I got back from a trip to Las Vegas recently, and from my limited experience I have to say there's some room for improvement on the adoption front. Google makes it look like there was a surge in interest a couple years ago, but I don't think it's persisted.
For example, in downtown Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience, the big displays outside the D casino will tell you that the D and its sister property Golden Gate casino both accept Bitcoin. However, when I went to the Golden Gate to ask about it, the hotel clerk didn't seem that knowledgeable about it (I got the "it's like internet money" line when they thought I was asking what Bitcoin was) and referred me to the D, where they apparently had a bitcoin ATM.
Over at the D, the front desk pointed me to a Coin Cloud machine next to the gift shop. Unfortunately, the machine had a blank screen and unresponsive touchscreen even though it was apparently powered on. None of the staff knew much about the machine (it was all handled by a third party) and referred me to the support contact info on the side of the machine, who promised to look into it. (Additionally, I just now checked out the D's website where I tried to book a room and didn't see BTC available as a payment option.)
Disappointed but not dismayed, I checked out a bitcoin map app on my phone that pointed me to a bar called Gold Strike nearby which also supposedly had a bitcoin ATM. Unfortunately, the bouncer had no idea what I was talking about when I asked and referred me to the two regular ATMs they had in the establishment.
The main reason I needed a Bitcoin ATM that night was that I had hit my debit card's withdrawal limit for the day, but I wanted to get a few extra dollars to bet on $5 craps games with to pass the time. I ended up waiting until past midnight for the debit card to allow another withdrawal, which I was thankfully able to profit from for a change (between poker and a timely bet on Sergio Garcia).
Anyway, here's hoping we can make some progress with education that will lead to more adoption, especially in tourism oriented areas like Las Vegas.
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Shades Of Grey Markets: How Government Overregulation Creates Counter-Economic Opportunities

"The basic law of Counter-Economics is to trade risk for profit. Having done so, one naturally (acting to remove felt unease) attempts to reduce the risks. If you reduce your risks while others continue to face the higher risks, you naturally out-compete and survive longer. And you profit." Samuel Edward Konkin III, An Agorist Primer.
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In 2008, I took a software development gig at a startup in Santa Monica, CA called LP33 (lp33.tv). The company had originally been named MyAWOL (My Artists WithOut Labels). The “My” prefix was a not-so-subtle nod to MySpace, the giant (at that time) of the social media industry. Facebook had opened to the public in 2006, but was still an outlier in the space. Venture capitalists around the world, at that time, were dumping money on startups promising to create “The MySpace of X.” MyAWOL had been founded by music industry veterans and sought to become the premier social network for independent musicians - “The MySpace of Indie Artists.”
For the past several years, the most exciting label for a startup is “The Uber of X.” Unlike MySpace, Uber is seeing its market share continue to grow and is expanding into other areas. UberEats, for instance, is Uber’s own entry into the already established (and crowded) “Uber of Food Delivery.” The ubiquity of smartphones and mobile broadband connections has given birth to such startups as “The Uber Of Stylists” (TheGlamApp.com), “The Uber of Dog Walking” (Rover.com), “The Uber Of Car Rental” (Turo.com), and even “The Uber Of Car Rental For Uber Drivers Who Need To Rent A Car To Use To Drive For Uber” (HyreCar.com). It is remarkable how quickly the outlaw antics of Uber are swept aside when such antics generate profits.
It was (over-) regulation on the part of government that, ostensibly, led to Uber’s creation. It was overreaction on the part of regulatory agencies that clearly led to the creation of “The Uber Mystique.” Uber has achieved victory in the vast majority of battles it has fought with governments determined to keep the service out of certain jurisdictions. In the cases where Uber has retreated, new “Grey Market” opportunities have arisen in the space left by Uber’s absence. Uber’s brief history serves as a case study which proves that Agorist theories - put forward by Samuel Konkin in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s - give a powerful framework for a peaceful supplanting of government coercion by non-violent, market means.
Although Uber was created in San Francisco, its first significant battle was fought in New York City, the Mecca of the taxicab industry in the United States. Overregulation created the space for driver demand. Overreaction on the part of Las Vegas authorities, in their dealings with Uber, created a public relations scenario that allowed Uber to finally gain a foothold in my lucrative hometown.
In Austin, TX, overreaction by government eventually ended with Uber (and competitor, Lyft) deciding to pull up stakes and remove themselves from the municipality. The market demand created by the ensuing vacuum incubated what may turn out to be the Facebook to Uber’s Myspace. The tale of these three cities is a harbinger of the new economic paradigm that lies just on the horizon. Those who understand the paradigm will have great economic opportunity in the coming years.
The Counter-Economy is vast. Our brief study of economics tells us that this should be no surprise. The more controls and taxation a State imposes on its people, the more they will evade and defy them. Since the United States is one of the less (officially) controlled countries, and the CounterEconomy here is fairly large, the global Counter-Economy should be expected to be even larger — and it is. Samuel Edward Konkin III, An Agorist Primer
Uber launched in New York City in May of 2011, a year after the app first went live (in San Francisco). Uber arrived on the scene in the middle of the latest battle in a taxicab civil war that had already been raging for a century. Their arrival tipped the scales in favor of the Counter-Economy.
The metered cab industry first began in New York City in 1907. Immediately, grey market “illegal” cabs began plying their trade on the streets. The grey market grew alongside the white market. In Los Angeles, these illegal cabs were known as “jitneys” (a slang term for a nickel, which was their fare in the early days). By the 1930s, the grey market cabs of New York had acquired the moniker “wildcat taxis.” The wildcats were known for providing drastically reduced fares, and the licensed drivers complained that they were losing business to these illegal competitors. This claim was demonstrably unfounded, however, because by the 1960s licensed drivers (medallion holders) had a lucrative enough business that they began restricting their activities to the hub of Manhattan - refusing rides to certain “types” of people and to certain destinations. The wildcats (now known as “gypsy” cabs - a name still used today) became the primary operators in the outer boroughs - mainly Brooklyn and Queens.
In 1967, as a reaction to lobbying by medallion holders, the city ordered that medallion cabs paint their taxis yellow (gypsy cabs must paint their cars some other color) so that riders could immediately distinguish between the two. The reaction was swift. Gypsy drivers turned over or burned no less than 14 licensedmtaxis in Brooklyn. The mayor, John Lindsay, offered full police protection to medallion holders but simultaneously voiced his opposition to the law that gave birth to New York’s famous Yellow Cab.
In 1971, the city created the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). In a moment of foreshadowing that would echo through the decades, the new TLC Chairman, Michael Lazar, suggested that the gypsies could become legal by simply no longer taking “street hails” and only picking up fares who had called ahead and scheduled rides. The gypsies in The Bronx organized protests of the initiative. The protests turned violent when firefighters, responding to a blaze set by the protesters, were attacked with bottles and bricks. The initiative eventually went through - creating the livery, or Black Car, industry - but the gypsies never fully left the streets.
In 2011, New York was in the middle of the implementation of the Green Cab system. A green cab is a cab licensed only to operate in the outer boroughs where the yellow cabs do not. In other words, the green cabs (or “borough cabs”) were the city’s attempt to “license the unlicensed.” Yet another battle between the state and the grey market was in full swing. The TLC began doing undercover enforcement in the boroughs, pulling over and citing gypsy drivers. The gypsies, in turn, began forming “crews” to hold onto turf and as protection against the TLC. Puncturing the tires of TLC vehicles and chasing off green cabs became necessary crew activities. Enter Uber.
In 1987, Michael Lazar, the former TLC chairman who established the livery laws, was indicted on federal racketeering charges, fined $200,000, and sentenced to 3 years in prison. Lazar’s weapon in New York’s taxi wars, regardless of its impact in 1971, has turned out to be the “sword pulled from the stone,” that has enabled Uber to triumph. Uber’s model – pre-arranged rides – falls squarely within the boundaries of the livery system. Lazar’s weak attempt at stifling the gypsies gave Uber the foothold it needed.
The 2011 green cab program, one of Michael Bloomberg’s final acts as mayor, pushed the gypsy drivers - now in fear of losing their livelihood – right into Uber’s arms. The city tried for 5 years, unsuccessfully to oust Uber. Uber stuck to its guns and “hacked” the livery system. Now there are millions of weekly Uber rides in New York City (not to mention deliveries from UberEats and UberRush). Uber’s fleet is more than 3 times the size of the entire licensed taxi fleet. Uber drivers, many of them former gypsy drivers, are averaging between $30,000 and $60,000 per month.
Had the city simply left the outer boroughs alone, the story might have been different. A yellow cab medallion, in 2011, could only be purchased at auction (the city didn’t issue new medallions). Medallions were going, at auction in 2011, for a million dollars a piece. Had the gypsies been allowed to keep their turf unmolested, Uber would have had to fight battles on 2 fronts against the yellow cabs and the TLC in Manhattan and against the gypsies in the outer boroughs. As it happened, however, the city’s overregulation united the grey market and shifted the balance of power in a Hundred-Year War.
Everyone is a resister to the extent that he survives in a society where laws control everything and give contradictory orders. All (non-coercive) human action committed in defiance of the State constitutes the Counter-Economy. (For ease of analysis, we exclude murder and theft, which are done with the disapproval of the State. Since taxation and war encompass nearly all cases of theft and murder, the few independent acts really should be classified as other forms of statism.) Since anything the State does not license or approve of is forbidden or prohibited, there are no third possibilities. Samuel Edward Konkin III, An Agorist Primer
In October of 2014, two representatives from Uber had a meeting with Bruce Breslow, the Director of Nevada’s Department of Business and Industry. Up until that time, Uber had stayed out of Vegas, a market dominated by a cartel of politically powerful taxicab companies that some call the last vestiges of “Old Las Vegas” (aka The Mob). The taxicab lobby effectively neutered the Las Vegas Monorail (the largest, privately owned, public transportation system in the US) by preventing expansion to McCarran Airport. Instead, the end of the futuristic train’s line is across the street from the airport, at MGM Grand Hotel - ample distance to prevent it’s use by air travelers. The taxi cartel is also well known in Vegas for shaking down strip clubs – charging a per-head fee for every patron brought, by taxi, to a club. The shakedown is so noxious that clubs find it more profitable to maintain fleets of complimentary limousines and party buses than to pay off the cab drivers. The Uber representatives were meeting with Breslow to see where the state itself stood on the company’s planned entry into Sin City.
Breslow told the representatives that they could either apply with the Nevada Transportation Authority as a common carrier (like a limousine company) or they could register with the aforementioned Taxicab Authority as a taxicab company. The representatives thanked Breslow for his time and walked out of the office. Two days later, Breslow, a registered Uber user himself, received an email – sent to all registered Uber users in Nevada – with the subject line “Your Uber is arriving now, Las Vegas!”
Uber’s legal department, after reviewing Nevada’s laws, had ascertained that Uber, as a ride-sharing company, was not required to be regulated as either a limousine or taxicab company. They turned on their app and drivers hit the Las Vegas Strip. The Taxicab Authority hit back. Masked Authority agents in unmarked SUVs, armed with assault rifles, used Uber’s app to tail suspected drivers. When the drivers stopped at the passenger’s destination, the agents swarmed from their cars, like movie terrorists with a neon backdrop. Drivers were arrested. Cars were impounded. A Nevada judge issued a preliminary injunction banning Uber from Nevada.
Instead of fighting a protracted battle in the courts, Uber sent a battle-tested team of lobbyists into Southern Nevada and began to fight in the court of public opinion. Suddenly there were political fundraisers for Nevada politicians, hosted by Uber, being thrown in hip Downtown Las Vegas. Twitter and Facebook ads filled Nevadans’ news feeds. By the summer of 2015, just months after that meeting in Breslow’s office, Uber had secured enough legislative votes to begin service again in Las Vegas. Their only concession, a new 3% excise tax levied against all cars for hire – including taxis. Not only did the taxicab cartel lose market share to Uber’s grey market tactics, but Uber convinced the state to punish the cartel for fighting by stealing 3% more of its revenue. The goonish tactics of the corrupt state agencies swayed public opinion toward Uber and the grey market.
The other business is Information. The Internet explosion has led the American State — for now, at any rate — to throw up its tentacles at regulation of the Information industry. Every legislative session, however, brings new attempts to tax and control the [Internet]. But consider this well: should the Counter-Economy lick the information problem, it would virtually eliminate the risk it incurs under the State's threat. That is, if you can advertise your products, reach your consumers and accept payment (a form of information), all outside the detection capabilities of the State, what enforcement of control would be left. Samuel Edward Konkin III, An Agorist Primer
Uber arrived in Austin, Texas in 2014. Unlike Las Vegas and New York City, Austin didn’t have a highly established taxi industry. However, the growing tourist base (mainly attendees of the SXSW and Austin City Limits music festivals) created a demand for more readily accessible transportation. Uber filled the void perfectly. Austin is a young, tech-savvy town that took to Uber like a duck to water. The Uber drivers I have had in Austin have been some of the most pleasant of any with whom I’ve ridden. But…statists gonna state.
Allegations of sexual assault by drivers and (of course) lobbying by cab companies became the impetus for the city fathers to demand that Uber fingerprint all their drivers (just like the taxi drivers). Uber balked at this suggestion and raised the stakes in the gunfight. Uber funded a referendum. Were Uber to win the vote, the company would be forever exempt from fingerprinting requirements. Uber played the state’s game…and Uber lost. Austin voters did not grant the exemption. As a result, Uber (and competitor Lyft) pulled up stakes and left Austin for good. In their wake, they left 10,000 unemployed drivers and even more riders without wheels.
The vacuum created by the Uber departure, combined with Austin’s peculiar culture, gave birth to a fateful experiment. In a Facebook group called Arcade City, individual drivers and riders began arranging rides privately. Riders would make a request in a post, drivers would reply with a specially formatted driver bio (called a “collage”), and the rider would pick the driver they wanted by sending a private message. Soon, thousands of rides – and quite a bit of press – were being generated.
This grey market activity attracted the curiosity of a team of software developers working in the cryptocurrency Blockchain space. The developers saw an opportunity to combine Uber with Bitcoin, creating a completely “unregulatable” platform for ride-sharing (or house sharing, or “anything-sharing”) where the Blockchain handled both payment and reputation management. Stark differences in vision between the original Austin community and the developers saw a fracturing of the project. The Austin ride-share group has kept the Arcade City name and has launched an app that moves the functionality off of Facebook and onto their own platform. The developers started Swarm City (named after the term for the nodes on their network – “the swarm”) and have been slowly rolling out their platform. Both projects embrace the grey market ethos and provide virtually no handhold for regulatory authorities. By trying to overregulate Uber, Austin created a hydra-like, unregulatable replacement. Konkin’s vision of Agorism is not a prescription for ideological action. It is, instead, a description of the world in which we live.
The Counter-Economy is growing stronger every day as technology makes the State obsolete. Every attempt by the State to overregulate creates a niche for creative entrepreneurs to avoid that regulation. Soon, a point of critical mass will be reached. A free society is the goal of many people, not all of them agorists or even libertarians. Agorists can see nothing but a free market in a free society; after all, who or what will prevent it? Samuel Edward Konkin III, An Agorist Primer.
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The D and Golden Gate in Las Vegas accepting Bitcoin - Let's ask them to take DOGE!!

News Flash: Bitcoin is now being directly accepted as payment for non-gaming bills at "The D" and Golden Gate Casino in downtown Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the approval of the Nevada Gaming Control Board is necessary for them to allow cryptocurrency to be bet on the gaming floor, so that is delayed (or even prevented) by legal red tape (though from what I've heard perhaps to be overcome by the installation of crypto-ATMs to convert to USD). More to the point, Bitcoin carries high transaction fees and just doesn't have that spirit of fun that's common between two things that come immediately to mind... Downtown Las Vegas and Dogecoin!
I've just sent them an e-mail asking to be allowed to pay my bill (which will not be small, and I'll have to jump through an endless series of corporate hoops to do so to the satisfaction of accounting, but will do so) in full for my upcoming trip in DOGE.
If more people were to inquire, I imagine that a company as forward thinking as they are (The D and Golden Gate casinos have shared ownership) could certainly expand their range of acceptable crypto-currencies to accommodate a few shibes.
So far, USA Today and a number of major international news outlets have covered their new Bitcoin policy - Let's get DOGE out there in the media as well!
I know - web-forms and e-mail is easy to do, but those forms of communication are also easily dismissed and easily lost. I therefore encourage any and all shibes who might even think about considering a stay at their hotels (would you really not ever consider it?) to either telephone them to inquire about Dogecoin payment, or send a physical letter.
This in mind, here is the contact info:
The D Casino: (702) 388-2400 301 Fremont St Las Vegas, NV 89101
Call, send mail, do whatever... Just politely ask if you may pay in DOGE. If they say 'no', ask if they could have someone look into it and call you back. Call during business hours (PST). If you're going to be there, hang out at Longbar and try to catch Derek Steven's ear about it - that's how Bitcoin got in the door. If you go the physical letter route, I suggest making it Attn: Derek Stevens.
(I suggest contacting "The D" as it tends to be where Derek (CEO) tends to be, and would appear to be where the grass-roots requests for their adoption of Bitcoin stemmed from)
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Leetcoin is hiring a Python developer!

Leetcoin is a competitive gaming platform that allows users to play video games and earn bitcoins.
We are looking for a Python developer preferably with google app engine experience to work with our CTO.
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Millions of drivers use Waze, a Google-owned navigation app, and according to a new study, all of those people could have their movements tracked by hackers.

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She has hacked a stranger's smart home, lived on Bitcoin & paid a surprise visit to the NSA's Utah datacenter, all while trying to prove privacy... more Millions of drivers use Waze, a Google-owned navigation app, to find the best, fastest route from point A to point B. And according to a new study, all of those people run the risk of having their movements tracked by hackers. Researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara recently discovered a Waze vulnerability that allowed them to create thousands of “ghost drivers” that can monitor the drivers around them—an exploit that could be used to track Waze users in real-time.With that knowledge in hand, the team was able to write a program that issued commands directly to Waze servers, allowing the researchers to populate the Waze system with thousands of “ghost cars”—cars that could cause a fake traffic jam or, because Waze is a social app where drivers broadcast their locations, monitor all the drivers around them.The UC-Santa Barbara team, on the other hand, could run scripts on a laptop that created thousands of virtual vehicles in the Waze system that can be sent into multiple grids on a map for complete surveillance of a given area. In a test of the discovery, Zhao and his graduate students tried the hack on a member of their team (with his permission).The researchers caught my movements on three occasions, including when I took a taxi to downtown Las Vegas for dinner: What happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas when you're being tracked via Waze And they caught me commuting to work on the bus in San Francisco. I had to be in a vehicle for Waze to track me The security researchers were only able to track me while I was in a vehicle with Waze running in the foreground of my smartphone.An update to the app in January of this year prevents it from broadcasting your location when the app is running in the background, an update that Waze described as an energy-saving feature.“This group of researchers connected with us in 2014, and we have already addressed some of their claims, implementing safeguards in our system to protect the privacy of our users.” The spokesperson said that “the concept of Waze is that we all work together to share information and impact the world around us” and that “users expect to offer certain information about their route in exchange for unparalleled navigation assistance.” Among the safeguards deployed by Waze is a “system of cloaking” so that a user’s location as displayed “from time to time within the Waze application does not represent such user’s actual, real time location.”The researchers sent me their tracking minutes after my trips, with accurate time stamps for each of my locations, meaning this cloaking system doesn’t seem to work very well. Part of what allowed the researchers to track me so closely is the social nature of Waze and the fact that the app is designed to share users’ geolocation information with each other. “You could scale up to real-time tracking of millions of users with just a handful of servers,” Zhao told me.They had approval from their IRB, a university ethics board; took precautions not to interfere with any real users; and notified Google’s security team about their findings They are presenting their paper at a conference calledWith Waze, it’s a particularly sensitive attack because users’ location information is being broadcast and can be downloaded, but the attack on another app would allow hackers to download any information that users broadcast to other users or allow them to flood the app with fake traffic.“We looked at a bunch of different apps and nearly all of them had this near-catastrophic vulnerability.” The scary part, said Zhao, is that “we don’t know how to stop this.” He said that servers that interact with apps in general are not as robust against attack as those that are web-facing.By definition this is going to be possible,” said Jonathan Zdziarski, a smartphone forensic scientist, who reviewed the paper at my request.To go invisible, users need to go to their profile in the app and toggle this button to the right Waze’s spokesperson said the company is “examining the new issue raised by the researchers and will continue to take the necessary steps to protect the privacy of our users.” In the meantime, if you need to use Waze to get around but are wary of being tracked, you do have one option: set your app to invisible mode.
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Hotkey Gaming Forum - Member Profile > Profile Page. User: Bitcoin casinos between laughlin and las vegas, bitcoin casinos por revolucion, Title: New Member, About: Bitcoin casinos between laughlin and las vegas Two Las Vegas hotels said Tuesday that they will begin taking bitcoin, the digital currency, as payment beginning Wednesday. The downtown hotels the D and the Golden Gate said the payment will be C4 Mining Co. plans to operate a bitcoin mining operation using bitcoin mining machines like the Bitmain Antminter S9, as seen in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The D Casino in downtown Las Vegas has installed the first Bitcoin ATM, but has no plans to allow the currency at its gaming tables – yet. We’re located in the growing high-tech sector of Downtown Las Vegas, and like all things Downtown, we’re quickly adaptive to new technology.” The one exception is at the casinos, where only US currency is accepted for all gambling. In addition to The D and Golden Gate, the following locations in Las Vegas also accept bitcoin:

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