Cyber Frontiers

Crypto and Blockchain: Enablers of the Future – CF051

This week on Cyber Frontier Christian dives into the state of affairs in the cryptocurrency battle for adopters and the ultimate future of blockchain. We discuss some of the origins of what made Bitcoin popular and misunderstood, while re-tracing how it enabled blockchain technology to gain stronger visibility in the eyes of technologists. From here we discuss the fundamental advancements in computer science that enabled blockchain to succeed, and discuss its future in shaping the internet over the next 10 to 25 years. We also discuss other use cases blockchain is likely to expand into, and provide some initial forecasts for what Blockchain may ultimately become.  
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Home Gadget Geeks

Edward Weniger from Alpha BTC, Nebraska Mining Center and New Financial Services Kiosks – HGG364

Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Edward Weniger from @alphaBTC for show #364 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Join Jim Collison / @jcollison and Edward Weniger from @alphaBTC for show #364 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Alpha BTC, Crypto Currency, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Burstcoin, Burst, Coinbase Lots of bearish sentiment – follow the shorts? Price – chart – averaging in Mining economics – Nebraska Mining Center is the premier Hosted Mining Provider in the state of Nebraska. They have been mining since 2013, and have been through the challenges and struggles of trying to keep ASICs cool and quiet in your basement or garage – Blockchain uses Stay up to date on the crypto price – But what is the real market value? –   Open an account at Coinbase –   Banks stance on btc Could be a good time to look at square –   5 New kiosks –   Interns Crypto Contest – Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Status of the Bitcoin ATM Network and What is New on the Blockchain – HGG349

Edward Weniger from Alpha BTC () joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #349 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Edward Weniger from Alpha BTC () joins Jim Collison / @jcollison and Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #349 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crypto Currency Preshow and postshow can be found this week on Patreon.  Free for everyone!   – Blue Moon box, mango, apricot   Show Edward’s Podcast:   5/5/2018 How are the ATM working?  Are you seeing new customers in the dip ASIC miner? What blockchain projects are you excited about?  (No coin conversation here) How can folks get involved with Crypto without mining? Catch Jim on the most recent podcast of Reset.   Catch the post-show for the Crypto conversation.  Lots of talk about Burst.  If you are starting on Burst and need a faucet or coins to get your started, I have provided a solid faucet.  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Google vs Amazon Media Battle and are Fortnite and PUBG the New World of Gaming?- HGG347

Jim Collison / @jcollison is joined by Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #347 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Jim Collison / @jcollison is joined by Mike Wieger / @WiegerTech for show #347 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Stephen Hawking, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Crypto Currency, Bitcoin, Gaming, Fortnite, PUBG News The death of Stephen Hawking The Google and Amazon battle. Google continues to not publish a YouTube app on the amazon platform. The New way to sell video games – a free “beta” – Fortnite and PUBG may have found a more successful way to sell video games. If you haven’t seen it yet, John Oliver’s explanation of Bitcoin is spot on, and super funny.  YouTube now has Dark mode, and its great.    What am I working on? Jim – Back from the Microsoft MVP Summit.  Great Stuff. Now switching from Windows 10 in S mode to Windows 10 pro will always be free Skype – making changes away from all the social squiggles Jim – Sarah said to me this week, “The next house we are getting will have a Nest in it, right?”  I about fell down. Mike – Preparing to cut cable and switch to YouTube TV.   Catch the post-show for the Crypto conversation.  Lots of talk about Burst.  If you are starting on Burst and need a faucet or coins to get your started, I have provided a solid faucet.  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Cyber Frontiers

An Update on Meltdown and Spectre, ATM JackPotting and Christian Talks Crypto Currency – CF043

This week on Cyber Frontiers we jump into and update on the public disclosures of the meltdown and spectre vulnerabilities. We also chat about the latest hardware hacking efforts with ATMs and JackPotting as well as get Christian’s take on Crypto Currency and the coin market. Cyber Frontiers is all about Exploring Cyber security, Big Data, and the Technologies Shaping the Future!   Christian Johnson will bring fresh and relevant topics to the show based on the current work he does. Support the Average Guy: WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? We now have Video Large / Small and Video iTunes options at You can contact us via email at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Cyber Frontiers, Cybersecurity, Spectre, Meltdown, ATM Jackpotting, Crypto Currency, Bitcoin Some Minor Updates on Meltdown and Spectre: Microsoft says go away Intel to their buggy Spectre patch: Linux Kernel released (and now ): Intel reportedly designing new silicon to address issues and performance impact in future: ATM JackPotting: Jim: Christian’s take on the state of Crypto Space today. Contact Christian: Contact the show at Music courtesy of Ryan King. Check out the Die Hard Cafe band and other original works at: / 
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Home Gadget Geeks

Edward Weniger talks Crypto Currency Mining, Profitability and Sustainability – HGG339

Edward Weniger from @alphaBTC joins Jim Collison @jcollison for show #339 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network      Edward Weniger from @alphaBTC joins Jim Collison @jcollison for show #339 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, AlphaBTC, Bitcoin, Blockchain, BURST, SIA, Coin Exchange, Mining, Litecoin, Etherium, Omaha, Get signed up for Edwards new Newsletter –  If you want to open a Coinbase account, use this link and deposit $100.  You get a bonus $10 and so do I.   You can trade Altcoins on Exchanges.  The two I use are:     You can find more on Edward at  Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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Tax Software Fail, BitCoin Update with a Fork and a Fridge Replacement – HGG333

We join Jim Collison, @jcollison for show #333 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network     We join Jim Collison, @jcollison for show #333 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network Please leave a REVIEW (iPhone or iPad) at ;type=Podcast&ls=1&mt=1 WANT TO SUBSCRIBE? Join us for the show live each Thursday at 8pmC/9E/1UTC at Full show notes and video at Tags: Podcast, Home Gadget Geeks, Cryptocurrenty, Bitcoin, Belkin, BOINC, Mining Rigs, SIAcoin, Security We moved the show with Amber from LastPass to December 11 Wieger is back next week with an all Drone Show.  Dave and Keith Join The Beard Support No Shave November – Jump in our Facebook group at Here is what I ordered to manage the beard – Philips Norelco Multigroom All-In-One Series 3000, 13 attachment trimmer, MG3750 – The Shirt Big thanks to Addy for coming on the program last weeks and her help with the new HGG shirts.  Get your HGG T-Shirt now!  Shirts are ready – New back in the day segment on HGG.  Contact me and we can discuss Tax Issues Tax software fail – turbo tax has the wrong calculations for the standard deductions.  Not in my favor.  Refiling on paper.  I think I will go with that method from here on out. The IRS has a pretty good website.  You can get all current and prior forms at Mining Updates I am using 2 GTX 1060s in the Studio Core i7 box .  Nicehash running full speed.  $2 to $3 a day.  65 to 75 a month.  About $20 in power each month.  Here are the cards I have been using. ASUS PH-GTX1060-3G GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Phoenix Fan Edition VR Ready HDMI DP DVI Graphics Card – Join us on the Home Server Show Forums to chat about this conversation – You can help me by using Coinbase.  Help grow the digital currency community and earn free bitcoin.  Using digital currency is more fun with friends! You can invite your friends by sharing the provided link. Once your friend buys or sells $100 of digital currency or more, you will both get $10 of free bitcoin Use this Link –   BOINC Get more on BOINC at Most of the rest of the PCs are running BOINC with CPU processing against the World Community Grid.  #introduction World Community Grid (WCG) is an effort to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle scientific research projects that benefit on November 16, 2004, it is co-ordinated by IBM with client software currently available for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Android operating systems. Using the idle time of computers around the world, World Community Grid’s research projects have analyzed aspects of the human genome, HIV, dengue, muscular dystrophy, cancer, influenza, Ebola, virtual screening, rice crop yields, and clean energy. As of April 2017, the organization has partnered with 466 other companies and organizations to assist in its work, has over 58,000 active registered users, and a combined total run time of over million years How to Earn Gridcoin with Pool Research via – – This will get you started if you want to use BOINC processing to earn GRC Coin. SIA Wieger and I still continue to work with SIAcoin and their storage coin offering. WHAT IS SIA?   I have almost 85GB and Mike is just over 500Gb now.  The average price is about .35 cents a TB.  Really cheap storage for those using it.  More info at Jon has got me thinking about security and taxes with all this mining activity.  If you are joining me on this adventure, it needs to be on your radar too.  Selling coins is a taxable event. You can follow the SIA experience on Facebook at Some interesting issues? Do I want to give these new Coin wallets my Drivers license? Can I keep these coins with cloud wallet or should I download them to a hardware wallet? There is a Crypto currency Topic set over at Home Server forums.   CrashPlan Update Migration to CrashPlan Pro will be complete tomorrow.  TB moved back up.  Totally my fault.  Using the HP N40L as the Home Server now.  Stablebit Drivepool installed and ready for some upgraded drives.  3 x 1TB.  Need a little bit more space.  Will pull some over from the Drobo. You can get more info on Crashplan at Got some recommendations for how you label your drives?    Random Questions What have you been watching on YouTube – Besides some updates on Crypto currency, Some lawn mowing and a couple in Idaho build a house.  What is that? Have you gotten into the habit of covering your webcam? I have been telling this story over the last several weeks but the new fridge is in.  BACKSTORY – But the belkin power meter on it.  $27 a year in power.  200 on the old fridge and $65 on the freezer that is about to go.   Get the Home Gadget Geeks Mobile Apps at is powered by Maplegrove Partners web hosting. Get secure, reliable, high-speed hosting from people you know and trust.  For more information visit
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