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Tacos, doughnuts, guns: at SXSW, bitcoin buys it all

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Tacos, doughnuts, guns: at SXSW, bitcoin buys it all

Despite its major problems, people were abuzz about bitcoin at SXSW Interactive this year. The number of people using bitcoin has shot up from 300,000 to over 2 million people in the past year. KCRW producer Jenny Radelet was in Austin this week, to find out who is behind bitcoin’s rise in popularity.

Go to the Which Way, LA Blog for the full story and photos.

Haerts

"Brooklyn’s Haerts took to the stage in Austin for a well received set of electro pop that explored just about every human emotion experienced. Vocalist Nina Fabi’s voice is a wonderful stand out and definitely makes you stop in your place and vibe out. Good stuff!!”

-KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

For more, check out Anthony’s SXSW Day Four Recap on his blog: http://anthonyvaladez.org/

Earl Sweatshirt at Red Bull Sound Select Party

Earl Sweatshirt took to the rowdy stage and went through his catalogue of cult classics. Prior to his set the crowd could be hear chanting ‘Earl’ during the previous artist’s sets. Once Earl took to the stage it was absolute mayhem complete with stage diving and various other shenanigans. One of the best shows I have seen here this year!”

-KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez

For more, check out Anthony’s SXSW Day Three Recap on his blog: http://anthonyvaladez.org/