Episode 10: Erik Voorhees from Shapeshift, Soft/Hard Forks

Erik Voorhees is an American / Panamanian startup founder. He is co-founder of the bitcoin company Coinapult, worked as Director of Marketing at BitInstant, and was founder and partial owner of the bitcoin gambling website Satoshi Dice.

He is also the creator and CEO of the instant bitcoin and altcoin exchange ShapeShift.io, having founded and operated it under the alias Beorn Gonthier, until revealing his true involvement with the company, as part of a seed funding announcement, in March 2015.[5]

Later in the episode, Steve describes the difference between hard and soft forks in Bitcoin and Ethereum. As usual, Sarah and Ethan try to keep up. Special thanks to ToneMeister for transitional music and Andrew Pouch for intro and outro music.

Special thank you to Erik Voorhees and to all of you listening across the globe. much love.

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  1. July 5, 2016

    One of the great things about the Free State Project is you get to meet lots of great folks like Erik.

    The FSP has reached the goal of signing up 20,000 people, and The Move has been triggered. Lately there have been multiple “move-in” parties each week where folks here help new movers unload their trucks – a great way to meet people. If you aren’t sure you want to sign or move, attending PorcFest is probably the best way to find out.

    And yes, bitcoin is a big deal for most FSPers and a lot of folks are doing great work promoting it to the general public. There are places in New Hampshire where you can pay your rent in bitcoin.

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